Growers are constantly looking for ways to better the health of their crops while increasing yields. In the March 2018 issue of VSCNews magazine, growers can learn methods to improve plant production from top researchers in the Southeast.
Finding alternative methods to methyl bromide has been a constant struggle for growers. Jenna C. Vance, University of Georgia (UGA) crop and soil research professional, explores some alternatives that her team has researched. The article is co-written with Stanley Culpepper, UGA Extension weed scientist and professor. According to Vance, the alternatives to methyl bromide are more complex but feasible. Find out what they are in the article.
Guodong Liu, University of Florida assistant professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department, discusses fertigation for commercial potato producers. He explains how fertigation can produce higher yields while reducing fertilizer use.
A University of Florida researcher working at the Citrus Research and Education Center, Tripti Vashisth, and Mercy Olmstead, a former University of Florida researcher, share results from trials they have conducted using hydrogen cyanamide for low-chill peaches. As the interest in peaches continues to grow in Florida, the authors offer suggestions for making the most of peach production in the Sunshine State’s unique climate.
Also included in the March issue is information on a high-tunnel program from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The program is designed to help growers install high-tunnels on their farms. If you are thinking about adding high-tunnels to your production system, you won’t want to miss this article.
Finally, AgNet Media Founder and President Gary Cooper returns with his monthly column. He discusses his recent travels to several ag industry events. Cooper shares what he has learned on the road, including information about industry issues of importance to growers.
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