Crop Management

Certis USA hires Karla Medina-Ortega as regional field development manager

Certis USA, a biopesticides company, has hired Karla Medina-Ortega as field development manager. In this role, she will oversee Certis USA product dev... more »

Pest control strategies for organic sweet corn

European corn borer, fall armyworm and corn earworm are problem pests for all sweet corn producers, but are especially troublesome for organic growers... more »

Southeast’s organic berry growers deal with diseases

Healthy plants in pleasant plantings are the best way to deal with the challenges of berry growing in the Southeastern United States. University of... more »

Organic Agriculture Institute names presidential director

[caption id="attachment_1496" align="alignright" width="300"] Houston Wilson[/caption] Houston Wilson has been named the presidential director for ... more »

Multistate research team explores livestock grazing in organic crops

Livestock grazing could be beneficial for organic farming systems. To see if the practice poses any food safety risks, university, government and nonp... more »

Finger weeders provide an affordable option for in-row weeds

With the expansion of organic farming, and shortage of people willing and able to hand-weed, mechanical cultivation tools are becoming increasingly im... more »

Robotic, mechanical weeder on horizon for no-herbicide farms

A chemical-free option for weed control is in the sprawling fields of California’s elite organic vegetable growers. FarmWise, a San Francisco-bas... more »

The waiting game doesn’t pay when battling two-spotted spider mites

Spider mites are common crop pests in many parts of the world, but it has taken time for rose growers to learn crucial lessons on effective biological... more »

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