Crop Management

Apples, blueberries drive organic rise in Washington state

It’s hard for much to make the news other than politics these days.  But the world keeps on turning, we keep on eating, and growers keep trying to meet consumer demand. Two recent CSANR reports... more »

Lengthening crop rotations curtails weeds, pests

According to the USDA report Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation, temperatures in the next 40 years are expected to rise 1-2 degrees Celsius. This will increase pest pressure because insects that... more »

Extension researchers show off trials on last day of IFTA tour

Extension researchers showed their work Tuesday, July 18 during the final day of the 2017 International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) Summer Study Tour in Michigan. Michigan State University (MSU) researchers gave presentations at several sites.... more »

Grapevine leafroll virus a threat to Michigan grapes

Grapevine leafroll virus is one of the most common viruses affecting grapes in the world, and Michigan is no different. Though lighter cases can have a negligible impact on yield per vine, severe and very... more »

Semios wins British Columbia Technology Impact Award

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Semios, a provider of a precision agriculture solution to growers of tree fruits and tree nuts, has been named "Most Promising Startup" at the 2017 BC Technology Impact Awards.  The TIA’s are the... more »

Methods to curb phytophthora root rot in northern highbush blueberry

If nitrogen is managed properly, a new study suggests that concerted use of gypsum and wide drip lines can help suppress phytophthora root rot in northern highbush blueberry and increase production in field soils where... more »

Vineyard, WSU scientists team up to battle virus threat

Something in the soil was destroying Andrew Schultz’ grapevines. Naidu Rayapati, a virologist with Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology program, was determined to find out what. At first, the Grenache vines, planted in a... more »

Companies partner to promote sustainable management practices

Alta Energy, a renewable energy procurement and management services provider, has partnered with sustainability consulting firm Measure to Improve, LLC, to offer the produce industry a proactive approach to improving the sustainability of operations through... more »

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