Crop Management

Obvius fungicide seed treatment from BASF receives registration

Obvius fungicide seed treatment from BASF received full Environmental Protection Agency registration for use on pulse, podded vegetables and canola. State registrations are forthcoming.“This is the newest tool from BASF to help growers get their season off... more »

Why are my cucurbits wilting?

This season has been rough on cucurbit crops across the state and many growers are seeing cucurbits wilting in their fields. There are a number of diseases like bacterial wilt, cucurbit yellow vine decline and... more »

United Fresh applauds introduction of Senate water relief act

United Fresh Produce Association strongly supports the introduction of the California Emergency Drought Relief Act, S. 1894, by Senators Feinstein and Boxer of California, which falls on the heels of recently passed legislation by the... more »

Funding will assist farm workers hurt by California drought

According to Lesley McClurg, a food and sustainability reporter at Capital Public Radio, new state and federal funding will provide relief for farm workers hurt by the California drought.Here are the specifics: An estimated 18,000... more »

Jolene Brown to keynote farm marketing program at 2015 Great Lakes EXPO

Jolene Brown will make the keynote presentation for the farm marketing program at the 2015 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO, to be held Dec. 8-10 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Brown is a farmer,... more »

BREAKING NEWS: House passes GMO labeling law

According to multiple sources, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a labeling law that “blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next... more »

Onion weed control in a cool, wet year

Onion weed control always requires attention and effort, but in wet years it becomes very difficult to maintain clean fields. Weeds grow more rapidly than onions, herbicides lose activity sooner and wet fields make subsequent... more »

Regional IPM grants created benefits for western growers, agriculture

The Regional Integrated Pest Management competitive grants program, which ran from 1996 to 2013, created tools, models, training information and publications that have been a tremendous benefit to growers and agriculture in the West.That's the... more »

Protect strawberries from foliar diseases after renovation

The 2015 growing season has been rainy with generally moderate temperatures, conditions that are particularly conducive to fungal and bacterial diseases. In many strawberry fields, leaf spots are common though may not necessarily be severe.... more »

Better nutrient management with edge-of-field monitoring

A new edge-of-field monitoring program allows the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to work with farmers and conservation partners, such as Michigan State University Extension and the River Raisin Watershed Council to evaluate crop... more »

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