Crop Management

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 New England, but more information is bec... more

Besseling makes inroads in North America cold storage

With over 1,000 CA installations in more than 30 different countries, Besseling Group is taking on North America.

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Blueberry growers urged to take stock of SWD pressure

Blueberry harvest is in full swing in Michigan all counties. Fruit is of excellent quality and flavor but growers need to pay attention to spotted win... more »

Optimize preharvest sprays for managing postharvest diseases

For most postharvest diseases of apple and pear, infections are initiated in the orchard at different times during the growing season. As the ha... more »

Public breeding program best practices cited

How can public plant breeding programs reap royalties and research investments while keeping their cultivars in the public domain? This is one of the ... more »

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 t... 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 expe... 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 Tou... 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 ... 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 na... 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 nort... 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 an... more »


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