Plant diseases are caused by three categories of pathogens. Ranked in the order of prevalence, these disease-causing agents are: fungi, bacteria and viruses. [Read more…]
Customer Resource (or Relationship) Management (CRM) programs are becoming increasingly more sophisticated to provide a layered strategy for developing and sustaining customer loyalty. [Read more…]
It’s that time of again, reflection, resolutions, new starts and, sigh, word slides — sooo many word slides.
I see your heavy eyelids, blank looks, frequent trips to the bathroom and intensive texting with others. [Read more…]
by Tamara Scully
The optimal time for picking fruit involves the convergences of ripeness, storage ability, market demand and the whims of Mother Nature. If any of these are ignored, rotten apples just might be the end result. [Read more…]
While working as an Extension Agent, people always asked me what crop(s) should they grow? When I would suggest some, they would ask, “Is there a market for it?” I would answer, “Yes, the market is what YOU make it”, meaning that you have to seek out your own markets for yourself. [Read more…]
by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant
Barcodes can help vegetable plant breeders stay better organized and be more efficient. Michael Mazourek, the Calvin Knoyes Keeney associate professor of Plant Breeding for Cornell University, presented “Getting Started with Barcode-based Digital Data Collection for Vegetable Breeding”, a recent webinar hosted by eXtension, National Institute of Food and Agriculture and USDA. [Read more…]
Look again. See any tiny white casings of discarded skin? Or maybe some sticky, yellowish “honeydew” droplets? And if you do discover the critters, can you identify them? And why would that be important? [Read more…]
If Christmas is the biggest and best season of year for your business, it’s time to finalize preparations to countdown.
While some who stop in over the next several weeks will likely be long-time loyal customers who return every year, some might be visiting your business for the first time. [Read more…]
The smell of Christmas is in the air all year long at Hann’s Christmas Farm with 48,000 Christmas trees in the ground in all stages of growth. [Read more…]
Kelly Damewood, policy director for California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), admits that the recent announcement about organic certification for hydroponics is confusing. [Read more…]