Crop Management

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 area onion agent, but he cautions producers to be proactive in managing onion diseases. Increased moisture, especially... 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 high demand of fruit formation. Its calcium carbonate particles are milled to an average size... 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 he learns more about the issues faced by farmers... 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, with the added benefit of metribuzin.  The company has received U.S. EPA approval, and first... 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 (CSA), and restaurant sales. In a multi-year study (2014-2016), researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison... 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 restructure which will include the transfer of key scientific assets and programs to... 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 between 2004 and 2015. Globally, downy mildew threatens fields as far flung as India,... more »


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