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  • Vidalia Onion season marked by ‘V’ campaign

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Vidalia onion season official start date is set for April 27 and the Vadalia Onion Committee is continuing the “V is for Vidalia” marketing campaign after its successful debut last year. According to a news release, the campaign focuses on promoting the versatility and… Full Story »
  • Control herbicide-resistant pigweeds in asparagus with alternative modes of action

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Photosystem II (PS II) inhibiting herbicides have been used successfully in asparagus production for over 50 years. Current PS II inhibitors labeled for use in asparagus include Karmex (diuron), Lorox (linuron), Sinbar (terbacil) and Tricor or Sencor (metribuzin). Princep (simazine) is no longer labeled… Full Story »
  • Fracture fungicide gets California, Florida registration

    Apr 22, 2015

    Growers in California and Florida now have a fungicide with a new mode of action for disease management in almonds, grapes, strawberries and tomatoes. According to a news release, recently registered for use in California and Florida, Fracture fungicide from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based FMC is a… Full Story »
  • Michigan food processing, agribusiness event set

    Apr 22, 2015

    MiFOOD 2015, the Michigan Food Processing & Agribusiness Summit, will be held May 7 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan According to a news release, the MiFOOD 2015 “tackles some of today’s most challenging issues in the agriculture and… Full Story »
  • Own up to your role as an employee manager

    Apr 22, 2015

    Being an effective manager of people begins with taking ownership for that role. All too often what I hear from dairy producers is a great reluctance to manage people. Understandably, that is not why you got into the dairy business, but managing people is one… Full Story »
  • Thought leaders to gather at PMA Tech Knowledge

    Apr 17, 2015

    Fresh produce industry members will have a chance to interact with revolutionary technologies from around the world – all in the name of advancing produce production and consumption in the next decade, when they gather in Monterey, California on May 11-13 for the second annual… Full Story »
  • Profile of seedcorn maggot in vegetables

    Apr 16, 2015

    Seedcorn maggots overwinter as a brown, wheat-seed size pupa 3-6 inches below the soil surface. Overwintered flies emerge in the spring during April and May. The housefly-like adults can be seen flying low over newly worked soil. Females prefer to lay eggs in freshly turned… Full Story »
  • Vegetable insect pests webinar now available

    Apr 16, 2015

    Michigan State University Extension is continuing to expand the Online Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy, which now includes a vegetable pest webinar titled “Becoming an Insect Investigator: Interpreting Vegetable Pest Symptoms and Signs.” Insect crop damage is a classic case of “whodunit.” Sometimes the culprit species is on… Full Story »
  • Section 24 (c) label available for Michigan hop growers

    Apr 15, 2015

    According to Michigan State University Extension, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced fall 2014 that it had granted a FIFRA Section 24 (c) Special Local Need Label for the use of Aim EC Herbicide in Michigan hopyards. This label is valid until Sept.… Full Story »
  • USDA announces record number of organic producers

    Apr 15, 2015

    USDA recently announced that the organic industry continues to show remarkable growth domestically and globally, with 19,474 certified organic operations in the United States and a total of 27,814 certified organic operations around the world. According to data released by the National Organic Program, the number of domestic… Full Story »

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