Prepare for Hot Weather and Spider Mites in 2024

Many new miticides for strawberries and vegetables Hot and dry are ideal conditions for spider mite outbreaks. Along the East Coast, growers reported spider mite infestations in beans, cucurbits, eggplant, tomatoes, sweet corn, and even potatoes. Mites are not true insects but are classed as a type of arachnid closely related to insects, spiders, ticks, … Read more

Gardening Tips and Tricks for 2024

Gardening Tips and Tricks

When you spending your time at home, you want to use it the best way possible and gardening can be a great hobby. It can become a way of life in the future, and it allows you to create, develop, implement, your style and ideas in a specific way. Simultaneously, you will grow with your … Read more

Verticillium Wilt of Tomato is the Pest of the Month

Verticillium Wilt of Tomato

Despite the name Verticillium wilt tomato, the first symptoms of this pest on a tomato are the characteristic V-shaped lesions on the lower leaflets or leaves. Also, the yellowing in a fan-shaped pattern occurs down from the leaf margins. As these symptoms progress further, the leaf veins turn brown, while brown necrotic spots appear on … Read more

Sweet Tomato Alabama: Aplin Farms

Aplin Farms

Driving the back southeastern Alabama roads to check on remote fields, farmer John Aplin spotted a sign advertising Slocomb tomatoes. Curious about what he’d find, he stopped at the roadside farm stand and inquired where the tomatoes came from. The stand operator asserted the tomatoes were Slocomb tomatoes, named for the region they are grown … Read more

Strategies for Fighting Tomato Weeds

Tomato Weeds

Weeds are not only a nuisance, but also can be a resting home for insects and diseases, which can wreak havoc on production crops such as tomatoes. With this in mind, growers need an effective weed management plan so they can raise weed-free tomatoes and ensure they won’t experience a reduction in yield and quality. Tomato … Read more