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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Vast rose family of crops benefit from genome data explosion

Encompassing not only hundreds of rose varieties, but thousands of species of useful, beautiful and edible plants including apples, almonds, cherries,... more »

San Joaquin Valley soil health demonstration site open to public

University of California Cooperative Extension cropping systems specialist Jeff Mitchell is issuing a standing invitation to the public to visit the ... more »

Georgia onion growers must to be proactive with fungicides

Georgia’s Vidalia onion crop is planted and looks “promising,” according to Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s are... more »

Encourage Nanocal adds calcium to crops at fruit formation

Oro Agri has introduced Encourage Nanocal, a liquid, soil-applied product designed to supply crops with readily available calcium during periods of h... more »

Wisconsin scientist to try his hand at Arkansas weeds

The newest University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture weed scientist said he expects to rack up more than a few miles of field walking as h... more »

Fierce Herbicide by Valent receives EPA approval

Valent U.S.A. has launched Fierce MTZ Herbicide – a stand-alone liquid formulation that combines the company's leading herbicide, Fierce Herbicide, ... more »

BRANDT unveils plant growth regulator with unique mechanism

A proprietary plant growth regulator, called the BRANDT GlucoPro, debuted this week at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conferen... more »

Tomato varieties under high tunnel, open field management

Tomatoes are an important crop for small to mid-sized farmers selling directly to customers through farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (... more »

Fertilizer groups absorb work of International Plant Nutrition

The members and the board of directors of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) voted in mid-December to undertake a major organizational... more »

Scientists fight for the pickle against downy mildew

With failed harvests, fewer growers are taking a chance on cucumbers. According to USDA records, pickling cucumber acreage declined nearly 25 percent... more »


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