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Onion thrips management with plastic mulches

Plastic mulches are used in agriculture fields for a variety of reasons, including increased weed control and soil moisture retention when compared to bare soil. However, selecting the correct color of mulch is important. For... more »

Salinas Valley farmers hit by lettuce virus

A virus spread by insects is causing widespread damage to lettuce crops in the Salinas Valley, the renowned Salad Bowl that provides more than one-half of America’s lettuce. According to growers and researchers, impatiens necrotic... more »

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