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Blankets help keep strawberry plants warm during cold winters

05/08/2014 10:22:49 AM

Blankets don't just keep people warm during cold winter nights—they also keep strawberry plants warm. Those... Read more.


Watch for pollution-induced plant damage in heated greenhouses

05/07/2014 4:26:50 PM

Heated greenhouses and high tunnels are designed to protect crops from the elements. But a poorly... Read more.


Syngenta again sponsors potato late blight alerts

05/07/2014 10:46:25 AM

Syngenta Crop Protection, Greensboro, N.C., will once again this year sponsor the potato late blight... Read more.



Ohio fruit growers prepare for spotted wing fly pest

05/06/2014 3:06:20 PM

Ohio fruit growers are on the watch for an invasive fly pest that could potentially wipe out their... Read more.


Smartphone app helps diagnose pests remotely

05/06/2014 11:12:44 AM

A smartphone application developed by Purdue University could help growers nationwide to submit pest samples... Read more.


Researchers hope shorter trees cut labor needs

05/05/2014 5:45:29 PM

In what may be a common-sense approach to address labor availability, University of California, Davis,... Read more.


Organics board: antibiotic treatment to end for apples and pears

05/05/2014 8:46:53 AM

Dealing a blow to organic tree fruit growers, the National Organic Standards Board voted May 2 against... Read more.



Dissection helps researchers learn how psyllids spread zebra chip

05/01/2014 11:25:17 AM

A U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist is using itsy-bitsy forceps to dissect the potato psyllid... Read more.


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