Crop Management

Clemson to host pre-plant strawberry meeting

Strawberry producers are invited to a pre-plant meeting where Clemson University experts will provide valuable information needed to grow successful crops. The meeting is scheduled for Aug. 8 in the Horry County Extension Office, 1949... more »

UGA Journeyman Farmer registration now open

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is set to offer a second year of the Journeyman Farmer training for beginning and young farmers this August, with registration now open. This multi-session crash course provides information on... more »

Taller, thinner crop beds save resources

Looking out over thousands of acres of tomatoes, Miguel Talavera, director of East Coast growing operations at Pacific Tomato Grower, marvels at the narrow lanes of fruit that are thriving in the hot Florida sun.... more »

High tunnels boost South Carolina produce

High tunnels installed in farm fields could extend the South Carolina growing season and boost production of specialty crops desired by high-end restaurants and other buyers. Clemson University Extension agent Zachary Snipes is testing the... more »

USDA-NASS survey focuses on Illinois production practices

On July 1, the Heartland Regional Field Office of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) began mailing out surveys asking Illinois farmers about the techniques they utilize in accordance with the state's Nutrient Loss Reduction... more »

SCDA website assists farmers with Farm Aid application

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) has launched a new tool on the SCDA website to help farmers who suffered crop loss due to last year’s flooding apply for South Carolina Farm Aid grants.... more »

Storage techniques transform vegetable industry

Cooling has been central to the idea of food preservation almost as long as civilization has been around. Evidence for cooling by evaporation or storing in caves goes back thousands of years. Ice houses were... more »

Hearings scheduled for proposed ag practices rules in Vermont

The Vermont Department of Agriculture has scheduled public hearings for a final draft of proposed Required Agricultural Practices rules. Public hearings on the proposed rules begin June 21 in St. Albans. Hearings are scheduled in Brandon,... more »

Rotational restrictions limit corn and soybean herbicide choices

Growing the same crops on soil year after year results in buildup of insects, diseases and weeds that reduce yields and quality. Vegetable growers are looking for new ground on which to produce their crops.... more »

Tomatoes see ripening problems in high tunnels

May was a very cool, cloudy and wet month, which is having all kinds of repercussions now and into the summer for field crops. Gordon Johnson and Kate Everts talked about some of these vegetable... more »


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