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Seed Shopping

For those of us who love gardening, seed shopping in the winter can make us feel like kids in …

Soybean Rust Update

Asiatic Soybean Rust has been confirmed in more counties in the Gulf states than this early, in any previous …

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Horticulture Scholarships Offered

The Caldwell County Nurserymen Association is offering scholarships to college students. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to students …

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Mulch Matters

Healthy plants are less susceptible to environmental stresses, like excessive heat and drought, as well as insects and diseases. …

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Common Sense Grazing

We all can agree it has been a dry spring and summer. Some areas have been drier than others, but …

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Building Soil With Cover Crops

If you’re not growing vegetables this fall, take some time now to build your garden soil for next year’s …

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Things That Sting

When people think of stinging insects, they think of bees and wasps, not caterpillars. However, there are several species …

Assessing Hail Damage on Soybeans

If half the original (before the hail) leaf area remains after the hail, the soybeans have a reasonable chance of …

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Persimmon Tree

Folklore says the upcoming winter weather can be predicted by studying persimmon seeds. Persimmon seeds, of course come from …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Septoria spore production on underside of tomato leaf

Septoria Leaf Spot of Tomato

This factsheet covers the identification and control of septoria leaf spot of tomatoes.

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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

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Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Bacterial wilt in tomato field.

Southern Bacterial Wilt of Tomato

Southern bacterial wilt of tomatoes is addressed in this factsheet.

Kiwifruit

The kiwifruit is a large, woody, deciduous vine native to the Yangtze Valley of China. …

Comparison of healthy plant with P deficient plant.

Phosphorus Deficiency of Carinata

In this Brassica carinata (Ethiopian mustard) update, we highlight the symptoms of nitrogen deficiency. These …

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Marchitez de Fusarium en sandía

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …

disease symptoms on squash stem

Pudrición gomosa del tallo en cucurbitáceas

Esta Hoja de Datos de Patología Vegetal fue publicada en inglés en 2015 por la …