Crop Management

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 »

State audit suggests changes for UC Davis strawberry program

Following a six-month review of the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program, the California state auditor's office today released recommendations — including suggestions for future funding and revenue collection — for the acclaimed program.“The audit addressed... 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 »

Drought forcing California to find water alternatives

From using reclaimed water to a computerized canal delivery system, water managers are being pushed by California's four-year drought to look at innovative ways to stretch meager supplies.A.G. Kawamura, a partner in the family owned... more »

Zing! registered for use against potato late blight, early blight

Zing!, a mixture of zoxamide and chlorothalonil, has been registered for use against potato late blight and early blight. Growers may use 32-34 fluid ounces per acre applied on a preventative schedule. Applications may begin... more »

Leaf miners seem to be especially noticeable this spring

Leaf miners seem to be especially noticeable this spring in both conventional and organic fields. If you are seeing white meandering tunnels in your beet, spinach and chard leaves you are not familiar with, read... more »

UGA researcher seeking to improve squash crop

A University of Georgia (UGA) vegetable horticulturist is searching for new squash varieties to help Georgia farmers improve the state's $24.7 million squash industry.Yellow squash is predominantly grown in the South, as more national acreage... more »

Wanted: Samples of celery leaf curl disease

Celery leaf curl is a relatively new disease of celery in Pennsylvania and the U.S. In an effort to learn more about the disease, we are interested in collecting as many samples as possible in... more »

Start off irrigation season with system inspections and repairs

As planting nears the end crop producers need to start preparing for irrigation season. If you ignore irrigation equipment until the first really hot dry day you often end up cutting corners and taking risks... more »

NRCS to invest $21 million in drought-stricken areas

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest approximately $21 million in additional Farm Bill dollars to help farmers and ranchers apply science-based solutions to mitigate the short and... more »

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