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Managing for Soil Health

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After four years of drought, California is finally starting to see an increase in precipitation. Despite the increase, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported in January that …

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Basic Food Safety for the Grower

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From laying down the crops to even selling the produce, there’s a lot that crosses a farmer’s mind. Food safety and preventing diseases should be high …

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Weeds in Apple Orchards

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Most apple buyers visit farms and purchase the tasty fruit at the farms’ markets or even pull them straight off the trees. Yet, most people probably …

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Thrips, Aphids and Spider Mites…Oh My!

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Greenhouse growers nationwide are well versed in thrips, aphids and spider mites. These three pests are the most persistent greenhouse pests across the country. Thrips, Aphids and …

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Harness the Strength of Your Fungicides

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Fungicides differ from other pesticides. Most insecticides and some herbicides ‘knock down’ pests, but fungicides work best when applied before pests appear. Almost all fungicides are …

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How to Prevent Vole Damage in Orchards

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It isn’t just the insects that’ll get you. While orchard growers deal extensively with plum curculio, apple maggot fly and codling moth – just a few …

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Insecticides Aren’t Going Anywhere

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Although treated as a social or political wedge, insecticides represent an important tool for growers dealing with the hordes of insect predators vigorously pursuing their share …

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3 Tomato Insects to Watch Out For

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If insects were our friends, they’d still be our enemies – if they prey on our fresh tomatoes. To keep those tomatoes juicy and ripe on …

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Revamped Integrated Pest Management

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In recent decades integrated pest management (IPM) has gone from being essentially an exotic idea about how to address plant, animal, fungal and a range of …

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Conquering Realities of Herbicide Resistance

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Many commercial growers spray chemicals to rid crops of weeds, but few actively consider the possibility of herbicide resistance. Yet the first known reported case of …

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Pollination Challenges in Today’s Changing Climate

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Pollinators are responsible for nearly 30 percent of our nation’s food supply. Honey bees (Apis mellifera) support an estimated $15 billion in crop production, visiting fruits, …

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3 Pepper Insects to Watch Out For

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Identifying pests is a key component in controlling them. Some common ones in peppers are the beet armyworm, European corn borer and pepper maggot. Pepper Insects 1. …

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Insect Pest Directory

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Pests are one of the biggest nuisances to all growers. They destroy crops and make farmers lose profit on their fruits or vegetables. The list of …

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Quality Controlling Your Field: Required Licenses for Pesticide Use

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Many farmers know that when you buy a farm you are also buying insects, weeds and a lot of time figuring out how to get a …