Crop Management

RosBREED 2 halfway toward improved parent plants

Apple cultivars with ancient genetic resistance to the industry’s scourge of fire blight, and peaches with a consumer-friendly texture are just two of many targets that researchers with the RosBREED... more

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of ... more

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Colored plastic films’ impact on strawberry cultivation

Researchers studied the influence of colored plastic films (red, yellow, green, blue, and white) on fruit quality, antioxidant capacity, and gene tran... more »

Organic production systems in northern highbush blueberry

A long-term trial was established in Oct. 2006 in western Oregon to identify organic production systems for maximum yield and quality in highbush blue... more »

Two-day workshop on ‘Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture’

Washington State University is offering a two-day workshop on “Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture.” The event will be held Nov. 8-9 in Prosser... more »

UC Davis: small part of 2017 grape harvest hit by fires

Firstly, our thoughts are with those impacted by the current wildfires in Northern California. Please contact us if we can be of service in any capaci... more »

Trevor Nichols Research Center Field Day

A Sept. 26 field day at Michigan State University's Trevor Nichols Research Center focussed on pesticides and organic pest treatments for challenges s... more »

Build anchors to help peach trees stand tall

Farmers aren’t the only ones busy working in their fields to repair damage from Tropical Storm Irma. As the University of Georgia’s (UGA) peach sp... more »

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the... more »

SWD in processing peaches found to be limited

Processing peaches are a niche crop in west central Michigan. These fruits are distinct from fresh market free-stone peaches in several ways, includin... more »

Pre-emergence herbicides for weed control in tree fruit

Weeds can directly impact fruit trees via competition for water, nutrients, and light. Weeds may also affect tree growth and yield indirectly by... more »

WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) tips to optimize fruit quality

Washington State University's Sunrise Orchard in Rock Island, Washington, will be the setting from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. for a fall for a fall field ... more »


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