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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Deere acquires precision ag company Blue River Technology

Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue River Technology, which is based in Sunnyvale, California and is a leader in app... more »

Ultra-niche crop series: farming basil

Rutgers Cooperative Extension will continue its ultra-niche crop series with a workshop on farming basil 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. Ultra-niche... more »

Intercropping boosts vegetable production

The old ways could be the best ways when it comes to small-acreage vegetable production, according to a newly published article available thro... more »

$2.5 million grant to expand organic strawberry research

UC Santa Cruz researchers who have pioneered alternatives to methyl bromide in commercial strawberry production have received a $2.5 million grant fro... more »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have he... more »

Plasticulture strawberry planting, fall growth tips revisited

The next 10 days are the optimum period for planting strawberries in the plasticulture system. The variety Chandler, which has the most acreage in our... more »

Specialty crop projects funded by USDA

Twelve university specialty crop research projects received $35 million from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant a... more »

New American Takii hire for Central America/Caribbean

American Takii has hired Ing. Francisco Maldonado B. as Technical Sales Manager for Central America. Francisco is a resident of Parramos, Guatemala an... more »

Rain check in tomatoes requires growers’ attention

This has been a very wet period for most of us in the Mid-Atlantic. Some fields have received repeated downpours of rain and have standing water... more »

Controlled environment ag educator joins Ohio State

Ohio State University's Department of Horticulture and Crop Science has added Chieri Kubota to its staff as professor of controlled environment agri... more »


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