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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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 t... more »

Florida scientists: Strawberries are not genetically engineered

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers want the public to know that they do not use genetic engineeri... more »

USDA

USDA announces $3.8M for research in support of organic farmers

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made up to $3.8 million in funding available to support research, education and Extension t... more »

American Takii debuts new website

American Takii’s new website has been developed as an industry resource for both vegetable and flower seed buyers. According to a news release, in... more »

Growing cover crops for nitrogen on vegetable farms

There are a lot of good reasons for using cover crops on vegetable farms including recycling or adding nitrogen to the soil. Many different... more »

Winter melons: A new crop for Michigan growers

Winter melon or Chinese wax gourd (Benincasa hispida) is used extensively in Southeast Asian cuisine. It is used in soups and stir fries of various ki... more »

New bulletin provides updated cost of Michigan asparagus production

Michigan State University Extension has developed a new, free bulletin that provides information on asparagus production costs and returns. “Costs a... more »

Nanostructured biosensors detect pesticides in soil

When does too much of a good thing become a bad thing? That’s the question Jonathan Claussen, assistant professor at Iowa State University’s Depar... more »

Study compares drip, furrow irrigation in organic production

In light of the current drought, many tomato growers are turning to water-efficient drip irrigation to increase yields and water use efficiency while ... more »

Certis USA introduces bionutrient product line

Certis USA introduces a bionutrient product line based on AgSil potassium silicate technology. AgSil products provide plants with silicon, according t... more »


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