Growers are always concerned with keeping costs down, while maximizing profits.
A management plan for controlling pests like blueberry maggot and cranberry fruitworm is necessary.
Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is a prevalent viral disease of cucurbits, and is spread by 80 or more species of aphids in a non-persistent manner.
Crop losses from weed infestation can occur rapidly if growers do not take action.
Soft aphids can multiply into an overwhelming aphid population if not controlled.
Insects can be problematic for spinach growers and pest pressures vary geographically.
Blossom end rot is caused by a calcium deficiency.
Push-pull is already used in large-scale commercial systems
Pesticide use has become a big part of farming. As a result, many states have developed different guidelines on how one would get a pesticide applicator license.
Here’s how to drive away those pesky squash bugs and squash vine borers