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
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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Three new research proposals submitted by Bayer and Project Apis m. have received grants from Healthy Hives 2020, a $1 million research effort to impr... more »
From an agronomic perspective, compost is unmatched as a soil builder and can greatly contribute to overall plant and soil health. From a food safety ... more »
While recent media reports have condemned a commonly used agricultural pesticide as detrimental to honey bee health, scientists with the University of... more »
A successful strawberry planting hinges on getting the basics right at planting time. If you can pay attention to the basics, you are well on your... more »
The Michigan State University Enviroweather’s “Current Degree-Day Maps” tool shows accumulated growing degree-days (base 50) across Michigan fro... more »
Verticillium wilt, caused by the soilborne fungus Verticillium dahliae, is a significant disease affecting watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) production i... more »
June-bearing (short-day) strawberries are a high-value crop, but their brief harvest season severely limits the window of opportunity for making a pro... more »
Growers who time their strawberries to bloom just after apples do can reap a better harvest, according to new research.
When apple trees blossom, t... more »
The average temperature from December through February determines the survival of the corn flea beetle that transfers the Stewart’s wilt bacteria in... more »
While growers often feel they get benefits from the cover crops they plant following crop production, sometimes it is harder to know they are getting ... more »