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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Sanitation, seed choice help control hydroponics pathogens

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables to be grown in hydroponic greenhouses, but face different diseases than tomatoes grown in the open fie... more »

BASF completes acquisition of Bayer businesses, assets

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF’s crop protection,... more »

Jan. 1 honeybee colonies down slightly, USDA states

According to data released Aug. 1, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service  (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Depar... more »

Meadows-Smith named independent director at Crop Enhancement

Crop Enhancement, a company specializing in sustainable agrochemical products for enhancing crop yields, has appointed Marcus Meadows-Smith to its boa... more »

New field coordinator joins North Central Region IR-4

Anthony VanWoerkom is the new regional field coordinator for the North Central Region IR-4 program. VanWoerkom earned his bachelor, master and doctor... more »

Arysta sale to create fifth largest crop protection company

Platform Specialty Products has agreed to sell Arysta LifeScience, its agricultural solutions segment, to UPL Corporation. The deal will create the fi... more »

Bees kept on the job through NIFA-funded research

Bee populations in North America have been in decline since the 1940s. This is of great concern to the agriculture industry because about 75 perce... more »

Some vegetable transplants have had difficulty due to hot weather

To say the 2018 growing season so far has been difficult would be an understatement. Producers of all crops have had to deal with fluctuating temperat... more »

Hot, dry weather increases risk of spider mites, thrips

Thrips and spider mites are common pest problems in many vegetable crops in Michigan. Thrips (Photos 1-2) and spider mites (Photo 6, bottom of art... more »


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