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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Conditions entering season lead to stellar berry crop

Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor and small fruit specialist at Cornell University, said a later winter combined with cooler weather in April p... more »

Mechanical Weed Control Field Day set for Sept. 26

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is the Midwest’s largest field day devoted to vegetable growers and mechanical weed control. Last year... more »

Phytophthora blight first 2018 report in Ohio’s Huron County

Phytophthora blight was diagnosed last week in pepper plants from Huron County, Ohio.  This is several weeks earlier than we normally see Phytophthor... more »

Watch the timing for postharvest weed control in asparagus

Asparagus harvest is reaching completion in many parts of Michigan. Most growers harvest fields 20-25 times during a typical season. Harvest this year... more »

Videos, field days offer tools, techniques for weed control

Because weed management represents a major barrier to sustainable production of both field and vegetable crops, a team in associate professor Dan Bra... more »

Battle against plant viruses leads to Humboldt Award for Pappu

Viruses are about the simplest and tiniest creatures on Earth. They also can cause an amazing amount of chaos and destruction. Washington State Uni... more »

Texas tomato producers make better connections through grafting

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistical Service reported just over 2,100 acres in Texas were used for... more »

University videos are guide to crop, pest management techniques

The Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management program is introducing a YouTube channel that promotes efforts of Iowa State scientists and resea... more »

Drone industry launches into specialty agriculture market

Drone scouts are poised to make precision agriculture even more exact as drone technology advances. Drones have already arrived at farms, according... more »

Vertical farming market to grow at a brisk pace in the near future

According to the market research report published by P&S Market Research, the vertical farming market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 24.2 ... more »


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