Crop Management

EPA establishes new requirements to delay corn rootworm resistance

In response to signs that the corn rootworm is becoming resistant to single trait Bt products, EPA is announcing new, more protective requirements designed to delay corn rootworm resistance to genetically engineered “Bt corn.” Bacillus... more »

NSAC applauds USDA insurance expansion for organic agriculture transition

Interest in organic products has boomed over the last several years, between 2004 and 2016 sales of organic food more than tripled (from $11.1 billion to $39 billion), but farmers are finding it difficult to... more »

How bees can improve production of 2 billion smallholders at no cost

What do cucumbers, mustard, almonds and alfalfa have in common? On the surface very little. But there is one thing they share: they all owe... more »

Purdue Extension publications available for vegetable growers

Three Purdue Extension publications are now available online and in print for vegetable farmers through the Extension's Education Store. The three publications are Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2016, Midwest Vegetable Trial Report for 2015... more »

Complaints of pesticide drift decreased in Georgia in 2015

Complaints over off-target movement of chemical applications went down 48 percent from 2014 to 2015, but Georgia farmers must better understand the factors that influence drift, according to University of Georgia weed scientist Stanley Culpepper.... more »

Florida farmers use web-based monitor to ward off strawberry diseases

Farmers  are adapting to a UF/IFAS-developed, web-based monitoring system that can help the environment by using less chemical treatment to prevent strawberry diseases, which will help the state’s $306 million a year crop, a new... more »

Highland Ag and Natural Resources Conference opens registration period

Michigan State University Extension announced the first Highland Ag and Natural Resources Conference. The conference will be held on March 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center in Cadillac, MI. The conference... more »

Miller Chemical & Fertilizer adds Van Arkel to sales team

Miller Chemical & Fertilizer, international manufacturer and distributor of non-hazardous crop protection products, foliar nutrients and adjuvants, has added Bob Van Arkel to its domestic sales team for the Michigan region. He will work with agricultural professionals,... more »


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