Crop Management

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of New England, but more information is bec... more

Q&A with ‘The Lean Farm’ author Ben Hartman

How lean farming works at Clay Bottom Farm Ben Hartman wrote a book about lean farming, but first he had to work to implement those principles at his own farm.... more

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Fumigation a tool for Georgia watermelon farmers fighting fusarium wilt disease

Fusarium wilt is on the rise in Georgia watermelon fields. University of Georgia scientists are studying whether this fungal disease can be managed th... more »

More than $450,000 set for deer fencing on preserved farms

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher announced June 6 that the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) has approved $456,122 in ... more »

Allium leafminer damage seen in Pennsylvania onions and garlic

Penn State University Extension has issued a spring update on the allium leafminer. The flight is over, but the war may have just begun! The larvae... more »

ASTA hosts meeting to discuss Palmer amaranth

On May 9, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) hosted a meeting of grower groups, seed companies, and state government officials to discuss a co... more »

Louisiana greenhouse tomatoes are under attack

Tomato russet mite and tomato yellow leaf curl are attacking greenhouse-grown tomatoes in Louisiana. Tomato russet mites have cigar-shaped bodies w... more »

Survey pegs most common weed varieties

A recent survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ranks Palmer amaranth as the most troublesome and difficult to control weed in... more »

University of Florida offers nutrient management training

Join the 488 growers who have successfully graduated from Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF).... more »

Pest detections cue sweet corn growers to do early-season scouting

Some pests are sporadic in nature and only become problems when conditions are right. This year’s wet spring and big storms have provided perfect co... more »

Washington state farmers to get update on beaver controls

A workshop for farmers trying to deal with problems caused by beavers and beaver dams will be presented 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Carnation ... more »

BASF strengthens digital farming portfolio with ZedX purchase

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire ZedX Inc., a developer of digital agricultural intelligence. Headquartered in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, ZedX... more »


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