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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Study compares drip, furrow irrigation in organic production

In light of the current drought, many tomato growers are turning to water-efficient drip irrigation to increase yields and water use efficiency while ... more »

Certis USA introduces bionutrient product line

Certis USA introduces a bionutrient product line based on AgSil potassium silicate technology. AgSil products provide plants with silicon, according t... more »

Nanostructured biosensors detect pesticides in soil

When does too much of a good thing become a bad thing? That’s the question Jonathan Claussen, assistant professor at Iowa State University’s Depar... more »

Asparagus Variety Options Growing

John Bakker, executive director, ... watch »

Michigan trials spotlight carrot foliar diseases

Michigan is ranked second in the U.S. for the production of carrots, grown on 1,600 acres in 2014 with a value of $7.7 million. Michigan carrot gro... more »

Western Growers seeks startups for $30,000 scholarship

The application period for Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Scholarship Program is now open. The scholarship program pro... more »

Combing through Michigan’s pollinator planning efforts

In the summer of 2015, the White House released the National Strategy to Protect the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. This plan outlined ou... more »

Tomato nematode resistance aided by a fungus

Plants are constantly challenged by hungry animals and infectious microbes. For tomato plants, major enemies are nematodes of the species Meloidogyne ... more »

USDA awards $9.4M for pest management research

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate ... more »

Production of seedless crops could help food security

Production of seedless fruits is an under-estimated tool for improving food security, research shows. The opportunity to produce bountiful levels o... more »


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