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Texas A&M AgriLife explores artichokes as a commercial crop

Researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde have completed two more studies – both focusing on soil amendments and variety adaptation – related to the viability of organically-grown artichokes as... more »

Urban Farmers focus on soil health for sustainable intensification

Developing and maintaining healthy soils is a vital activity for producers. For urban producers, issues such as soil contamination and compaction are major concerns, but soil productivity is also a primary focus for growers who aim... more »

Southeast farmers face fungicide resistance

Popular vegetables like broccoli and kale are among the crops that could be in danger from Alternaria leaf blight — a disease... more »

Beneficial insects useful for greenhouse crops

While the use of beneficial insects and other biocontrols for agricultural pest management hasn’t gained widespread usage in open field production, some Georgia farmers are using natural control methods in greenhouse and high-tunnel production. “The... more »

Record keeping important for water system food safety inspections

Inspecting irrigation water systems, much like monitoring fields for wildlife intrusion, is something that often happens without much thought to recordkeeping. Crops need water, so growers are... more »

Texas A&M AgriLife honors high-yielding tomato

The high-yielding Harris Moran-8849 tomato has been selected as the official “rodeo tomato” for the 2019 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, which runs from Feb. 7-24. “Each year, a new tomato variety is selected by... more »

Tomatoes in high tunnel, open field

Tomatoes are an important crop for small to mid-sized farmers selling directly to customers through farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), and restaurant sales. In this multi-year study (2014-2016), we evaluated 15 different tomato varieties... more »

Plant immune response seen

Washington State University researchers have discovered the way plants respond to disease-causing organisms, and how they protect themselves, leading the way to potential breakthroughs in breeding resistance to diseases or pests. The results were published... more »


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