Equipment

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 »

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 »

Farming like you expect bacterial diseases

One consistent theme over the past several years has been the specter of dealing with bacterial diseases in our tomato fields and high tunnels. Bacterial speck, spot and canker have become regular challenges for Pennsylvania... more »

Early season onion weed control

All onions in Michigan have been planted and most of them are in the flag to two leaf stage. The cool and damp weather has allowed proliferation of many weeds, including yellow rocket, shepherdspurse, ladysthumb... 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 »

Plan ahead for fertigation

Fertigation is the process of adding fertilizer to irrigation water. Commonly 28 percent nitrogen injected into irrigation water in-place of, or addition to side dress nitrogen applications. Fertigation allows application of nitrogen closest to the... more »

Conveyor machine keeps harvest labor costs down

When Jim Abma began growing produce on a large scale a few years ago for his family's 85-year-old farm in Wyckoff, New Jersey, he realized he had a problem.Long-time poultry farmers, Abma Farm had been... more »

Indoor agriculture quickly gaining speed

Indoor agriculture is quickly gaining momentum in the United States.While the movement has drawn its share of skeptics, some advocates of the new technologies – most of which are still in their very early stages... more »

Michigan growers study benefits, challenges of hops

Michigan hop producers are poised to make a larger commitment to a market driven by demand from a burgeoning craft beer industry that is willing to seek out locally sourced product.But according to some industry... more »

Refugee program gets to the ROOT of the labor problem

A new pilot project conceived by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County is addressing the growing need for farm employees by local New York vegetable and dairy farms by recruiting and training qualified refugees residing... more »

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