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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California revises proposed rules for pesticide use near schools

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has released a revised proposal for regulating the use of agricultural pesticides near school ... more »

Onions successfully grown in low tunnels

Researchers with the University of New Hampshire report they have successfully grown bulbing onions planted in fall for a spring harvest with the aid ... more »

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 »


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