Category: Pests

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Taking Care of TROUBLE

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When greenhouses are empty, there is an opportunity to thoroughly eliminate weeds to reduce problems for the next crop cycle. Weeds are a persistent problem, needing …

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A Wide-Open Field for Growers

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Chestnuts not just for holidays anymore. When Americans think of chestnuts, it is usually in connection with the Christmas song Nat King Cole made famous. However, …

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Arizona You-Pick Operation Meets Challenges

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While technology usually allows more work to be accomplished with fewer hands, James Truman of Surprise, Ariz., has reverted to traditional flood operation in his citrus …

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Labor of Love at Archi’s Acres

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Finding their place in civilian life can be hard for veterans returning from war, but there‚Äôs a haven in rural Valley Center, Calif., about 20 miles …

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A BERRY Family Affair

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Growing raspberries, teaching the work ethic According to the Washington Red Raspberry Commission, Whatcom County raspberry farmers set a record harvest of 66.3 million pounds of …

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Going Bananas in Georgia

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Little-known variety produces between freezes Banana enthusiast and researcher Richard Wallace successfully cultivates fast-producing banana plants in the nontropical climate of Southeast Georgia. Using the Viente …

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The Right Tool For The Problem

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Insect traps for sweet corn IPM Imagine the poor person who goes fishing with a wormon his hook and lands a whale. Worse might be thekid …