Crop Management

New zebra chip variety discovered in Oregon

A previously unknown variety of zebra chip disease has been discovered in Oregon. In December 2017, chipping potato tubers that originated in the Klamath Basin were suspected to be infected with zebra chip (Candidatus Liberibacter... more »

Penn State study: Impact of cultivated hosts related to cucumber mosaic virus

Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is one of the most successful viruses known, infecting over 1,200 species of plants. Like other single-stranded RNA viruses, CMV is known to have a high potential for population diversity due... more »

UWindsor researchers to study feasibility of solar-powered greenhouses

University of Windsor researchers have teamed up with local produce growers to improve greenhouse energy efficiency and decrease operating costs. The two-year project led by Rupp Carriveau, director of UWindsor’s Environmental Energy Institute and co-director... more »

It’s time to pursue spring cover crops for vegetable rotations

One principle of managing soil for improved health is to always have a crop growing on the soil. This will maintain or add organic matter, provide benefits from the action of growing roots, and recycle... more »

Poultry forage on vegetable crop residue

Vegetables leave crop residue in the field with few ways to use it. Grazing cattle or other large animals can compact the soil. There are advertisements for chickens raised by grazing. Could that work on... more »

Guidance for plant regulators, biostimulants comments sought

EPA is releasing for public comment Draft Guidance for Plant Regulators, Including Plant Biostimulants.(2 pp, 230 K, About PDF) In recognition of the growing categories of products generally known as plant biostimulants, this draft document gives guidance... more »

Potash companies expect $117M more in taxes

Potash production firms expect a $177 million increase in the taxes they will pay to the Saskatchewan provincial government. Potash is a common fertilizer used in specialty crop agriculture to enrich the soil with potassium.... more »

Nitrogen management in crops addressed by University of California

California growers can download a new series of publications summarizing efficient nitrogen management practices from University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). The publications are designed to assist growers in complying with state regulations... more »


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