Strawberries

Matted-row strawberry variety trial results

It’s the time of year when many growers are figuring out what varieties to include in their strawberry orders. For an impartial view of the performance of some of the newer cultivars, here are the... more »

Crop mix keeps customers coming back for more

When the Erbs talk about the diversity of their crops, they're not exaggerating. They grow 74 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 54 varieties of peaches and nectarines and more than 100 varieties of pumpkins, for example,... more »

Robotics drive crop, harvest mechanization

In recent years, there has been an increase in the agriculture industry's level of interest in the development and deployment of driverless tractors, aerial surveying of farmlands, data collection, field management and other technology-based systems.The... more »

AgriLife Extension specialist to lead East Texas vegetable programs

He's done so many trainings in East Texas over the years, relocating to to the region is almost like coming home, said Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small-acreage vegetable specialist.Masabni has been... more »

What does removing the covers for a winter do?

Soil in high tunnels isn't exposed to the elements like soil in the field is, and if the plastic is kept on the tunnels for multiple winters, little leaching takes place. Thus, nutrients and salts... more »

OMRI certification of the organic biopesticide Mycotrol O expires

Mycotrol O is a biopesticide with the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana as the active ingredient. Beauveria bassiana is pathogenic to a wide range of arthropod pests and I have used both Mycotrol O and the... more »

Michigan brown marmorated stink bug report

In the eighth week of monitoring, 10 brown marmorated stink bug(BMSB) nymphs and zero adults were collected from three traps out of the 60 being monitored in the major fruit production regions and nearby urban... more »

First University of California app for IPM outreach

The University of California Cooperative Extension's Strawberry and Vegetable Crops and Affiliated Integrated Pest Management Advisor, Surendra Dara created the first free IPM info smart phone app for agricultural professionals. This app provides one-touch access... more »


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