Crop Management

Pumpkin and winter squash harvest and storage

Continuing dry conditions throughout the state are hastening the decline of pumpkin vines in many fields. This raises the question of when pumpkins should be cut from the vine, and how best to store them... more »

Farrar named director of UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program

Jim Farrar has been named director of the Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program for the University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He will begin the new position on Oct. 1.UC IPM works... more »

FSMA Preventive Controls rule now final

FDA said the final rule has elements of both the original and supplemental proposals, in addition to new requirements that are the outgrowth of public input received during the comment period for both proposals. For... more »

DuPont Zorvec now registered in the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration approval for a new DuPont disease control active ingredient, oxathiapiprolin, which DuPont Crop Protection will market under the trademark Zorvec.DuPont Zorvec is the first member of... more »

Replenishing California groundwater may be done by flooding fields in rainy years

As farmers pump groundwater to keep their crops alive during the California drought, many of the state's aquifers are being drained rapidly. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) researchers are working on a new... more »

EPA approves Syngenta fungicide

Syngenta's SDHI fungicide Solatenol has received registration from EPA. First significant sales in the United States are expected in the 2016 season.Solatenol has already been launched in Latin America as ELATUS, offering growers performance against... 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 »

Better tomato nutrition for improved packouts

Producing the greatest quantity of the highest quality tomatoes (peppers too) requires careful attention to production details.Packable tomato yields of 20-plus pounds per plant are readily attainable by growers willing to focus on production details.... more »

Obituary: Richard Lehnert

Richard Lehnert, a former editor of Vegetable Growers News and Fruit Growers News, died Aug. 31 at his home in Trufant, Michigan. He was 72.Lehnert was born and raised in Sparta, Michigan. His father worked... more »

North Dakota judge blocks EPA’s water rule

According to media reports, a federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Obama administration's water rule hours before it was due to take effect.Here's more from The Hill: Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court... more »

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