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  • Weed Control in Lettuce
    Economical and successful weed control in lettuce can be accomplished by utilizing key cultural practices, cultivation technologies and herbicides. Planting configurations vary from 40-inch wide beds with two seedlines to 80-inch wide beds with 5 to 6 seedlines. Recent studies of weeding costs for lettuce ranged from $454 to $623/A… Read more »
  • Making Sense of Biostimulants for Improving your Soil
    Biostimulants…bio what??? You may have heard or read this phrase several times over the past year as this product category gains traction in the agricultural marketplace. Confused about what exactly constitutes a biostimulant? You are not the only one! A biostimulant includes “diverse substances and microorganisms that enhance plant growth”… Read more »
  • Detection of Marked Lettuce and Tomato by an Intelligent Cultivator
    Weeds are difficult to control in lettuce and tomato due to labor shortages, increasing costs of hand weeding and limited herbicide options. Lettuce is very sensitive to weed competition, plus there is no tolerance for contamination of bagged lettuce salad mixes with weeds; therefore, weeds must be controlled if lettuce… Read more »
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  • The Return of Hemp Research
    Although CBD oil is the prize most hemp growers currently have their eye on, there are an estimated 25,000 uses for hemp – from building materials and biodegradable plastics to rope, sailcloth, cosmetics, clothing, and paper. Hemp has been around for centuries. President George Washington grew utility hemp on his… Read more »
  • Integrated Soilborne Disease Management in Organic Strawberries
    Soilborne diseases can cause devastating damage to strawberries. Most soilborne pathogens are lethal to this crop; fungal pathogens in the soil infect plants via roots and can impact the ability of the plant to uptake nutrients and water, causing a wilt symptom in leaves and stems in the early- to… Read more »
  • Arthropod Resistance to Biopesticides
    Managing arthropod pests with pesticides is a common practice in crop production. Managing arthropod resistance to pesticides is an important part of integrated pest management (IPM.) Under natural circumstances, plants, insects, mites, natural enemies and beneficial or harmful microorganisms continuously co-evolve and adapt to the changes in their environment. When… Read more »

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