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Treating citrus greening with copper: Effects on trees, soils
Citrus greening is a major challenge for Florida growers. The disease destroys the production, appearance, and economic value of citrus trees and their fruit. Trees decline and die within three years. Researchers at the University of Florida and other institutions are searching for cures and treatments to reduce citrus greening effects. The “Influence of Foliar Copper Application Rate on Copper, Potassium and Zinc Concentrations in Soil and Citrus Tissues” presentation at the Managing Global Resources...
Newly Revised Ohio Agronomy Guide for Sale
A lot can change in 12 years. That’s why the 2005 edition of the Ohio Agronomy Guide was just revised to offer the most up-to-date guidelines for planting corn, soybeans, wheat and forages in Ohio, managing the pests they attract and enriching the soil in which they grow. All the guidelines offered in the book are specific to Ohio and based on research in Ohio fields. If a farmer, forced to delay planting soybeans, wonders: what variety of seed should I sow? And how should I change my seeding rate? The...
Ohio State Agronomy Workshop Jan. 19 to Focus on Soil Fertility
Healthy soils are a key ingredient to produce strong crop yields, and understanding what nutrients your soils need is a fundamental step in that process, says an educator in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Soil fertility is crucial to maximizing yield potential when growing crops, said Amanda Douridas, an Ohio State University Extension agriculture and natural resources educator. “Increasing crop yields starts with understanding what your soils...
Two new limpograss cultivars released for select Florida cattlemen
The University of Florida, in partnership with Florida Foundation Seed Producers Inc., has released two new limpograss cultivars so ranchers can increase the forage variety they feed their cattle. Florida beef cattle producers use limpograss, a warm-season, perennial grass for its high digestibility, cool-season growth and tolerance to poorly drained soils. The new lines, limpograsses 4F and 10, have superior traits, including persistence under grazing, good production and nutritive value, said Joao Vendramini,...
Harvest`s hottest hits
Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being kept entertained and informed this harvest while they spend endless hours in the cabin. An audio compact disc featuring some of the hottest cropping topics has been released by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). The Southern Region Driving Agronomy CD comprises 14 tracks to give growers the latest information on a range of agronomic issues and opportunities. The CD begins with a regional research update from GRDC Southern Regional Panel...