Crop Protection

Freezing temperatures threaten Alabama strawberry crops

The threat of freezing temperatures in Alabama quickly shifted strawberry growers from production mode into protection mode. Producers of both fruits are making preparations to protect their crops from frost and freezing temperatures. Alabama Cooperative... more »

UGA Extension stressing importance of keeping pesticides on target

As a result of two years of aggressive training to improve on-target agricultural pesticide applications, the number of pesticide drift complaints received by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has gone down 65 percent, according to... more »

USDA announces $12.1M for pest management, crop protection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $12.1 in funding available through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants Program. The CPPM program supports research... more »

Long-lasting insecticide nets show promise for control of BMSB

In the effort to control the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), agricultural and urban pest management professionals may have a new tool to add to collection: long-lasting insecticide nets. Having been primarily used... more »

App lets plant specialists assess disease severity

A new iPad app, called Estimate, connects plant professionals with a portable database of photographs of diseased leaves to help determine plant disease severity. Estimate relies on Standard Area Diagrams (SADs), a series of photographs... more »

Clemson researchers emphasize fungicides in fight against watermelon blight

South Carolina watermelon producers now have information they need to make their 2017 crops more profitable with the release of the updated Watermelon Spray Guide for 2017, which includes updated recommendations for battling blight. Information... more »

Squash bugs as pests of cucurbits in Michigan

Cucurbits in Michigan are vulnerable to squash bug damage throughout the growing season. Squash bugs prefer pumpkin and squash, but will feed on other cucurbits like cucumber and watermelon. Squash bug juveniles and adults can... more »

Cover crops acting as trap crops protect vegetables

For farmers in central Florida, planting cover crops in strips as a trap crop alongside cash crops is proving to be a highly effective method for attracting beneficial insects and controlling pests. Farmers have been... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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West Coast growers battle water shortages

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SC farming family legacy passes century mark

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