Crop Management

Sanitation, seed choice help control hydroponics pathogens

“There is a big difference, as far as diseases and their causes, in what you see outside in the field and what you see inside the greenhouse.”

Outside, the challenges are rain-splashed diseases like septoria and bacterial spot. In greenhouses, it’s diseases that prefer high humidity.

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Drone industry launches into specialty agriculture market

Drone scouts are poised to make precision agriculture even more exact as drone technology advances.

Seventeen percent of all commercial registered drones in 2017 were used for agriculture.

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More than $100 million invested in California conservation needs

California invested just over $100 million in a broad diversity of conservation contracts with farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners through... more »

Hurricane crop considerations shared in Georgia

Hurricanes, tropical storms and severe rainfall events are commonly seen among states in the Southeast U.S. These natural events most often occur ... more »

Why soil test in the fall compared to spring?

Soil testing is a best practice recommended by Michigan State University Extension to achieve the desired agronomic, economic and environmental outc... more »

Research expanded by Verdesian for nutrient technologies

Verdesian Life Sciences has expanded its research pipeline by opening a greenhouse facility at Duke University to develop early technology validation ... more »

Study: How plants harness microbes to get nutrients

A Rutgers-led team has discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, figh... more »

Fall Capitol Hill Day conducted by biological products group

Earlier this week, the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) held the BPIA Fall 2018 Capitol Hill Day. GAC... more »

LidoChem new fertilizer offers improved stress tolerance

Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, this week launched of Prudent 40PLUS, a highly concentrated phosphite fertilizer fortified with 17 free... more »

Array of methods needed to curb the pesky squash vine borer

The squash vine borer (Melittia curcubitae) is a menace to squash, zucchini, and pumpkins and presents major challenges for gardeners and smaller-scal... more »

DowDuPont names senior leaders of Corteva Agriscience, DuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE : DWDP ) Sept. 17 named the senior leaders of the independent companies that will be created following the separation of its A... more »

Research set to protect onions, grapes from pests and diseases

Two national research teams led by scientists at Washington State University will protect valuable U.S. grape, onion and garlic crops from devastating... more »


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