Crop Management

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 »

Florida farmers use web-based tool to ward off strawberry diseases

Farmers  are adapting to a UF/IFAS-developed, web-based monitoring system that can help the environment by using less chemical treatment to prevent strawberry diseases, which will help the state’s $306 million a year crop, a new... more »

Registration for apple bloom workshop now open

The All About Apple Bloom: Pollination, Blossom Blight and PGRs Workshop is designed for apple growers focused on bloom-time issues. This workshop will be held Thursday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Michigan... more »

Registration opens for Highland Ag and Natural Resources Conference

Michigan State University Extension announced the first Highland Ag and Natural Resources Conference. The conference will be held on March 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center in Cadillac, MI. The conference... more »

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