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Clemson Extension experts advise growers to plan attack against diamondback moth caterpillars
If fall brassicas are part of your gardening strategy, Clemson University Cooperative Extension experts say now is the time to develop a strategic plan to ward off diamondback moth caterpillars....
How can Midwest agriculture help minimize the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone?
A revolution in Midwestern agriculture has to happen to minimize the Gulf of Mexico’s hypoxic zone, according to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE)....
How to reduce the risk of bacterial diseases in greenhouse horticulture
While plant pathogenic bacteria are small, they can cause major problems in the greenhouse cultivation of vegetables and ornamental plants. Implementation of hygiene protocols, as well as the disinfection of greenhouses before growing new crops, can prevent...
Attracting Wild Bees to Farms is Good Insurance Policy
Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for itself in four years or less, according to Michigan State University research....
Corn Pest Decline May Save Farmers Money
Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest, have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according to Penn State researchers. The decline suggests that the use of genetically modified, ECB-resistant corn hybrids -- an...
Disease Found on Common Wild Grass Affects Barley
Scientists from Rothamsted Research have shed light on the role of wild grasses as a source of fungal pathogens able to initiate leaf blotch epidemics on barley crops....

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