Crop Protection

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from onion plants in Ottawa County in 2011 and w... more

Plan ahead to protect cole crops from swede midge

Michigan cole crops growers must be wary of a new pest, the swede midge, according to Ben Phillips, a Michigan State University Extension educator. Phillips dis... more

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New Jersey Undertakes Farmland Preservation

This article is the first in a series looking at farmland preservation efforts in a number of states. When modern transportation made it possible for ... more »

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Rescuing Farmland

It wasn't Jane Gordon Fletcher's fault she got rich. Over the years since her birth in 1901, the value of the family farm near Malvern, Penn., just ke... more »

Extension Seeks to Offset Shrinking Federal Funding

This is the second story in a series about the future of Extension. Since its creation nearly a century ago, the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) h... more »

Funding Cutbacks Force North Carolina Extension To Be Creative

This is the third story in a series about the future of Extension. Mary Helen Ferguson just got a job as a county agent with North Carolina Cooperativ... more »

Specialty Growers Preparing for Insect Battle

The combination of a mild winter, the corn earworm's possible development of resistance to insecticide, and the spread of aphids in Illinois could pre... more »


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