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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Light therapy has potential to save bees from deadly pesticides

Treating bees with light therapy can counteract the harmful effects of neonicotinoid pesticides and improve survival rates of poisoned bees, finds a n... more »

Wicked weeds may be agricultural angels

Farmers looking to reduce reliance on pesticides, herbicides and other pest management tools may want to heed the advice of Cornell agricultural scien... more »

Soil calcium-to-magnesium ratios show no influence on crop yield

The question of balance between soil magnesium and calcium levels seems to revive among farmers every few years. On soils where lime is recommended, a... more »

BioConsortia raises funds for multi-microbe ag products

BioConsortia has raised this year a total of $12 million for future growth. Last week, BioConsortia closed an $8 million equity round of investment f... more »

New York’s organic farms see growth

Consumer interest in organic products has grown in recent years, as reflected by rising sales nationwide - with a 56 percent increase in New York fro... more »

How shoot removal, rootstock cultivar affect grafting tomatoes

As small-acreage and organic vegetable growers increasingly utilize high tunnels, researchers are working to determine effective production strategies... more »

Farmer Field School hosting farm management workshops

Michigan State University's Farmer Field School will host farm management workshops in November and December. The one-day hands-on workshops present i... more »

Strawberry production systems thrive in Quebec

Strawberry production on Île d’Orléans, an island near Quebec City, Canada, was on full display in mid-August during the North American Strawber... more »

Growing giant pumpkins presents giant challenges

Anyone who has gone to a pumpkin patch knows pumpkins can get so heavy they’re hard to lift, but some pumpkin enthusiasts produce pumpkins so big th... more »


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