Crop Management

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of New England, but more information is bec... more

Q&A with ‘The Lean Farm’ author Ben Hartman

How lean farming works at Clay Bottom Farm Ben Hartman wrote a book about lean farming, but first he had to work to implement those principles at his own farm.... more

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Effect of phosphorus rates on tomato in calcareous soil

Phosphorus (P) has a significant role in root growth, fruit and seed development, and plant disease resistance. Currently, no P fertilizer recommendat... more »

Weed science group boosts efforts with grants

Weed science research isn’t limited solely to seasoned experts with advanced degrees. In fact, savvy and creative undergrads are getting into the ac... more »

Minimal pesticide residue violations listed by FDA

A new Food and Drug Administration report indicates 98 percent of domestic and 90 percent of imported foods tested in fiscal year 2015 met federal pes... more »

Research shedding new light on stink bug invasion

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug causes problems for homeowners and farmers and threatens U.S. specialty crops valued at over $20 billion. Farm... more »

Sentera sensors available for DJI Inspire 2 Drone

Sentera has made available gimbaled Double 4k and Quad sensors for the DJI Inspire 2 drone. Sentera's swappable precision crop health sensors paired w... more »

Aqua-Yield introduces Nano-Pro herbicide adjuvant

At only 4 oz./acre application rate, Draper, Utah-based Aqua-Yield has introduced  Nano-Pro. In university and field testing, Nano-Pro was added to ... more »

New tool helps growers improve phosphorus dfficiency

A  nutrient use efficiency technology that increases the availability of phosphorus (P) for plant uptake by up to 45 percent has a new formulation th... more »

Certis USA LifeGard wins top industry awards from Agrow, IBMA

LifeGard, the first biological plant activator product in agriculture, is recognized as a top biological product of the year by two prestigious inter... more »

A look at strawberry production under colorized films

Researchers studied the influence of colored plastic films (red, yellow, green, blue, and white) on fruit quality, antioxidant capacity, and gene tran... more »

Pumpkin crop in good shape in Illinois

Despite a scare in mid-August, the 2017 Illinois pumpkin crop is looking good. In fact, one expert says, “Don’t hesitate to carve more than one th... more »


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