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Wednesday, August 26, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rotating Trellis Boosts Profits for Blackberry Growers »
Rotating Trellis Boosts Profits for Blackberry Growers   A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scient...
Friday, July 31, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Tony Simmons, McIlhenny Company, Awarded ASHS President's Distinguished Industry Achievement Award »
Each year the Industry Division of the American Society for Horticultural Scientists (ASHS) chooses an outstanding person...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
End-of-production LED Lighting Increases Red Pigmentation in Lettuce »
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - Growing vegetables in greenhouses extends crop production seasons in northern latitudes, but the gree...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Malic Acid Encourages Sweet Cherry Cracking »
HANNOVER, GERMANY -- "Cracking" is a problem for sweet cherry production wherever the high-value crop is grown. However, d...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Light-emitting Diode Sole-source Lighting Effective in Bedding Plant Seedling Production »
IMAGE:  Bedding plant seedlings are shown growing under light-emitting diode supplemental lighting in the greenhouse....
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Management Strategies to Reduce Catfacing in Peaches »
IMAGE:  A study of 'Contender' peach orchards evaluated six different vegetation-free strips maintained with and with...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Simulated Seawater Flooding Decreases Growth of Vegetable Seedlings »
IMAGE:  Seedlings shown 2 days after being flooded with simulated seawater show visible salt damage. Left side (top t...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Effective season extension technologies identified for strawberry production »
High tunnels, low tunnels, supplemental heating increase yields, raise income for growers LOGAN, UT -- Fruit growers in...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Treatments of hot water with calcium found effective for kiwifruit »
Simple, non-contaminant technology improves kiwi quality during long-term storage SHIRAZ, IRAN - Following the introduc...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sandwich system found effective in organic apple orchards »
Study of orchard floor management systems reveals alternatives to mechanical cultivation ALNARP, SWEDEN -- In organic a...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
How container-grown plants capture sprinkler irrigation water »
Researchers determine 'capture factor' to help growers reduce irrigation times, water use IMAGE:  A...
Tuesday, May 26, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fertilization regimen reduces environmental impact of landscape palms »
Controlled-release fertilizers shown to lessen nitrogen, phosphate applied IMAGE:  This is a...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ASHS Recognizes Bartram’s Garden as a Horticultural Landmark »
ASHS Recognizes Bartram ’ s Garden as a Horticultural Landmark      ASHS President Mike Arnold ad...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture. »
News Release Release No. 0135.15 Contact:...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Select groundcover management systems found viable for organically managed apple orchard »
Ozark Highlands study reveals strategies to improve soil quality, meet National Organic Program goals FAYETTEVILLE, AR...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Optimal substrate moisture content determined for high-quality bedding plants »
Study recommends controlled irrigation treatments for extending shelf life of Angelonia angustifolia COLLEGE STATION,...
Monday, April 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Living mulch, organic fertilizer tested on broccoli »
Experiments show some evidence that living mulch reduces yields IMAGE:  An experiment at the Univer...
Monday, April 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Producing strawberries in high-pH soil at high elevations »
In New Mexico, researchers recommend best cultivars for short seasons, challenging conditions IMAGE:&nbs...
Monday, April 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Regulating poinsettia's height »
Controlled water deficit effective alternative to plant growth retardants IMAGE:  A study det...
Monday, April 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Liquid corn, fish fertilizers 'good options' for organic blackberry production »
Two fertilizers effectively deliver needed nutrients through drip system IMAGE:  'Marion' bla...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hydrolyzed fish fertilizer tested in organic vegetable production »
Organic fertilizer found economically feasible in tests with squash, collards     Image: Auburn Univer...
Monday, March 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Water content thresholds recommended for Gardenia jasminoides »
Study shows soil moisture sensor technology can be used for improved irrigation efficiency IMAGE: ...
Tuesday, March 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
First raisin grape that dries naturally on vine developed »
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in California have developed a new raisin grape that dries naturally on the...
Monday, March 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seeding mixtures recommended for midwest lawns »
Study finds optimal ratios of kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass for seed blend LINCOLN, NE - Turfgrass professiona...
Monday, March 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
New training, ultra-high-density planting systems recommended for sweet cherry »
Super spindle axis, v-systems coupled with specific cultivars result in high production, better fruit quality...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
The anatomy of petal drop in sunflowers »
Study finds cell division at abscission zone of short-lived cultivar occurs earlier than in long-lived variety ITHACA,...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
Sweet potato leaves a good source of vitamins »
Study confirms leaves of sweet potato plants contain significant levels of vitamin B 6 , other water-soluble vitamins B...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Root hydraulic conductance linked to trees' post-transplant recovery »
Transplant times, tree caliper size examined in study of 2 Quercus species ITHACA, NY - Survival of field-grown trees...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Native grasses identified for use in western US urban landscapes »
Fine-leaved Festuca selections show promise as multicolored, low-input ornamental grasses LOGAN, UT - As natural resour...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Early protection, fungicide effectively reduce downy mildew in basil »
Scientists say young basil plants are more susceptible to downy mildew than older plants HOMESTEAD, FL -- Sweet basil,...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Abscisic acid treatments can prevent tomato blossom-end rot »
Spray, root applications of plant hormone found effective in increasing fruit calcium in early stages of development KN...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAL Unveils New Search Engine for Published USDA Research »
NAL Unveils New Search Engine for Published USDA Research By Kim Kaplan January 13, 2015 The National Agricultu...
Monday, January 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nitrogen in reclaimed water can benefit turfgrass »
Study finds nitrogen from recycled wastewater good for irrigation     Image: A photo of a greenhouse...
Monday, January 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study reveals causes of apple skin spot »
Apple disorder linked to number of rainy days, late-season surface water IMAGE:  This is a ph...
Monday, January 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fertilizer placement affects nutrient leaching patterns »
Dibble method determined to be effective for controlled-release fertilizers in container crops VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Con...

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