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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USDA announces $12.1M for pest management, crop protection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $12.1 in funding available through the Crop P... more »

Ohio State University launches new healthy soil program

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension has begun a new signature program called Healthy Soil Healthy Environment to help increase soil health and aware... more »

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 »


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