Extension

Castagnoli named Mid-Columbia Ag Research Center director

Steve Castagnoli, horticulturist and expert in tree fruit production, is the new director of Oregon State University's Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) in Hood River. Castagnoli, who joined Oregon State University in 1992, has... more »

Bonanno named NCSU Extension director

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at NC State University has a new director. A. Richard Bonanno of Methuen, Massachusetts, joined extension on Feb. 1. To the position of director and associate dean for the College... more »

UGA’s Culpepper to receive prestigious award

World-renowned researcher Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension weed scientist on the UGA Tifton Campus, will receive the 2016 regional Excellence in Extension Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). Culpepper... more »

UF/IFAS Extension acts as ‘second responders’ after Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew dumped water and wind on Florida’s east coast last week, it wasn’t long before several alligators were spotted roaming the parking lot at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural... more »

UF/IFAS Extension team wins national award

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) has recognized Mace Bauer, agriculture agent with University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Columbia County, for excellence in sustainability education aimed at young,... more »

$130 million available for foundational agricultural research

The USDA is making $130 million in funding available for research, education, and extension projects to support sustainable, productive and economically viable plant and animal production systems, including certified organic production. This funding is available through the... more »

Luna fungicide labels changed for grapes and berry crops

The Luna series of fungicides by Bayer all have one active ingredient in common, fluopyram, which is a systemic fungicide belonging to the succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) class of fungicides. This group of fungicides has... more »

Options for European brown rot control in cherries

The fungal disease European brown rot, caused by Monilinia laxa, is a concern during bloom time in Michigan tart cherries because this pathogen can infect flowers and cause blossom blight. The varieties Balaton and Meteor... more »

Strategic planning meeting helps WMGG expand work

The West Michigan Growers Group (WMGG) was started by Rachelle Bostwick of Earthkeeper Farm in order to create relationships amongst the region’s small, sustainable farms. Bostwick decided to start the WMGG after returning home to... more »

Use pH meter to check soil acidity

Decreasing soil pH, also called soil acidification, is a growing concern in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Researchers and farmers have found soil pH values below 5.0 (more acidic) throughout the Palouse region. Acid soil... more »


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