Vegetables

Managing bacterial spot in tomato

Bacterial spot is becoming an increasingly devastating disease of tomato in the mid-Atlantic region. Not only can the pathogen directly damage the fruit, severe foliar infection can lead to defoliation reducing both the quality and... more »

Using proper herbicide formulations to prevent damage

In many cases, the grower themselves did not apply herbicides that caused damage to their crops; a neighboring farmer did. It is important to remember that you are responsible for drift, and legal measures can... more »

Scouting insects in high tunnels

We just returned from the University of Vermont where we, along with researchers from the University of Maine, participated in an intensive training program on scouting and identifying insects in high tunnels. Our training was... more »

Sakata Seed America earns GSPP accreditation

Sakata Seed America announced their GSPP certification, as of May 2015.GSPP, or 'Good Seed and Plant Practices' accreditation, is an accreditation system based on a process approach (prophylactic measures) to prevent seed and plant transmitted... more »

Vestaron receives California registration

Vestaron Corporation announced that its VST-006330-EP biopesticide has received a product registration and master label from California's Department of Pesticide Regulation. This follows last year's registration with EPA and subsequent label expansion last month.VST-006330-EP will... more »

Cucumber downy mildew makes an early appearance in Michigan

Cucumber downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumber leaves in Michigan. Downy mildew disease is incited by a microorganism calledPseudoperonospora cubensis and is a highly destructive foliar disease of cucurbit vegetables. In Michigan, cucumbers, watermelons... more »

UD scientist finds potential cause of hollow heart disorder in watermelons

Hollow heart disorder in watermelons affects growers throughout the United States and threatens the marketability of the fruit, which can lead to monetary losses.Trying to find a cause and possible solution for the disorder, the... more »

More growers riding the kale production bandwagon

The popularity of a "green superfood" is catching the attention of vegetable growers in many regions of the United States, and the numbers show some dramatic increases in production in recent years.Farmers produced nearly 60... more »

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