Crop Management

Low tunnels show good results for strawberries

June-bearing (short-day) strawberries are a high-value crop, but their brief harvest season severely limits the window of opportunity for making a profit. At most, with a combination of cultivar an... more

Quebec berry growers tout innovative approaches

One of the leading horticulture researchers in Canada hosted a farm stop during the North American Strawberry Growers Association’s (NASGA) summer tour. Gr... more

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App lets plant specialists assess disease severity

A new iPad app, called Estimate, connects plant professionals with a portable database of photographs of diseased leaves to help determine plant disea... more »

Registration open for California MRL Harmonization Workshop

The California Specialty Crops Council's 2017 MRL Workshop will be held May 31 - June 1 in San Francisco. The interactive seminar will address issues ... more »

MSU seeks input on Enviroweather website redesign

Michigan State University (MSU) is working on modernizing its Enviroweather website. This is a major undertaking and will involve changes in the prog... more »

Organic pesticides help manage cabbage aphids on brussels sprouts

Severe infestations of cabbage aphids can virtually destroy a crop of Brussels sprouts, making them unmarketable. However, new research from the Unive... more »

Tomato nutrients linked to pH, phosphorus management

Working with collaborating farms and Extension educators across New York state, the Cornell Vegetable Program is gaining valuable insight into the dyn... more »

Snap beans hard to grow in cover crop residue

More no-till farmers are using cover crops to conserve soil and suppress weeds, but many vegetable producers are reluctant to get on board. That’s b... more »

USDA gathering data on organic production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the 2016 Certified Organic Survey to gathe... more »

Time to scout spider mites in strawberries

Warm early spring weather, coupled with a mild winter, has set the stage for early pest activity in some crops. For strawberry growers, now is the tim... more »

CFDA to host Farm Bill listening sessions

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross is holding several public forums across the state seeking input from farmers... more »

Model delivers growers severe weather data specific to farms

Farmers can now learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farm before the growing season so they can more appropriately plan agri... more »


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