Early experiments show brassica seed meal and anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) may greatly help in preventing apple replant disease.
USDA Agricultural Research Service Plant Pathologist Mark Mazzola spoke at the recent Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in Grand Rapids. Soil amendments of brassica seed meal seem to be making the soil of old orchards hospitable to new trees.
Apple replant disease has been observed in orchards around the world: New plantings will grow poorly and/or inconsistently where the previous orchard flourished.
Scientists don't all agree which... more
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The agriculture community is being impacted by the four S’s: satisfy, stretching, substitution and supplementing.
The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on January 25, 2018, clarified some longstanding issues for the National Organics Program.
However discouraged growers feel about ag labor policy, the country’s top agriculture official is upbeat about the future.
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Brandon Seng tells a story about one day while he was running a school lunch program in Manistee, Michigan.
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A group of 17 agricultural organizations has joined together to host the Mi... more
The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in cooperation with USDA... more