Keeping Fields Clean Year-Round

Jaci Schreckengost Pests, Top Posts, Vegetables

To protect against pests and diseases, keeping fields clean is a year-round job for growers. Scott Adkins, a research plant pathologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service, has some advice for growers on this subject. He spoke with AgNet Media at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia, in…

Foliar Nematodes in Florida Strawberries

Jaci Schreckengost Pests, Strawberry, Top Posts

A nematode thought to be new in Florida was found recently on strawberry crops. The foliar nematode is one area of research at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Wimauma, said Johan Desaeger, assistant professor of entomology and nematology. After some research, Desaeger found…

An Organic Pest Control Approach

Abbey Taylor Research, Top Posts

Janine Spies, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Florida (UF), recently spoke at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference about the benefits of intercropping buckwheat and organic crops to reduce pests and disease. Spies believes that organic production is at a disadvantage because of the limitations on tools to resist pests. Farmers are…