Crop Management

Climate change may redraw map of where cold-sensitive crops grow

Oregon almonds and Louisiana oranges? It could be if future projections in hardiness zones come to fruition. A new study by University of Idaho (UI) researchers uses climate models to assess how the coldest temperature recorded... more »

Ground-nesting bees on farms grow smaller

According to a recent study, the size of a common ground-nesting bee — an important crop pollinator — has grown smaller in heavily farmed landscapes. The link between intensive agriculture and the size of Andrena nasonii... more »

CDFA expands fertilization guidelines for irrigated agriculture

The California Fertilization Guidelines on the Fertilizer Education and Research (FREP) website have been expanded to include recommendations for 18 crops, representing more than half of the irrigated agriculture in California. The recent additional recommendations... more »

Penn State announces scab period through March 17

Due to the presence of green tip on early varieties of apples combined with rain the last several days plus forecasted for the next two, we are in our first apple scab infection period for... more »

Alabama peach growers hope for cooler weather

Sunny, mild days with highs in the 60s and 70s are the last thing Alabama’s peach growers want. A peach expert with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System says growers would prefer cooler weather until bloom... more »

Michigan State University Extension hosts Restricted Use Pesticide Workshop

A Restricted Use Pesticide Workshop for private and commercial applicators will be held Wednesday, March 9, at the Berrien County MSU Extension office, 1737 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI. Registration, along with refreshments begins at 8 a.m.... more »

How bees can help raise food security of 2 billion smallholders at no cost

What do cucumbers, mustard, almonds and alfalfa have in common? On the surface very little. But there is one thing they share: they all owe... more »

Pesticide drift complaints decreased in Georgia in 2015

Complaints over off-target movement of chemical applications went down 48 percent from 2014 to 2015, but Georgia farmers must better understand the factors that influence drift, according to University of Georgia weed scientist Stanley Culpepper.... more »

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