Crop Management

Diseases challenge Louisiana tomato season

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Raj Singh has never seen so many different diseases of tomatoes in one season. Singh, known as the LSU AgCenter plant doctor because he’s director of the Plant Diagnostic Center, said... more »

Sandea supplemental label reduces pre-harvest interval on cucumber

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved a new Supplemental Label for Sandea (halosulfuron) on cucumbers, cantaloupes, Honeydews and Crenshaw melons. The pre-harvest interval (PHI) for cucumber has been reduced to 14 days. The PHIs... more »

Use linear bed feet for calculating fertigation

Soil test recommendations usually assume fertilizer is spread evenly across a field. However, with plasticulture and fertigation, growers can direct nutrients more efficiently. Headlands and drive alleys are typically not fertilized after plants are in... more »

UC Davis wins early ruling in strawberry lawsuit

A federal judge has made an initial ruling in California Berry Cultivar’s lawsuit against the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and its strawberry-breeding program. California Berry founders Douglas Shaw and Kirk Larson were scientists... more »

$130 million available for foundational agriculture research

The USDA is making $130 million in funding available for research, education, and extension projects to support sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems, including certified organic production. This funding is available through the... more »

Trends in spring climate changing in the Northeast

You might have noticed spring-like weather in the Northeast is arriving earlier than usual.  There is reliable evidence from many studies that conditions in the Northeast and upper Midwest have become warmer and wetter in... more »

USDA releases results of new survey on honeybee colony health

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of its first ever Honey Bee Colony Loss survey today. The survey queried more than 20,000 honey beekeepers about the number of... more »

UGA researchers fight fruit disease with naturally occurring bacteria

Georgia farmers struggle to control bacterial fruit blotch (BFB), but University of Georgia plant pathologists have discovered that naturally occurring bacteria can combat the disease. The disease initially devastated watermelon crops in the 1980s. It... more »

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