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Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council Awards Grant To Focus On Lettuce Diseases | Growing Produce

Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council Awards Grant To Focus On Lettuce Diseases | Growing Produce | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) has been awarded a grant from the Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council (AILRC) for the collection, production, and dissemination of lettuce disease research results. In a recent AILRC Iceberg Lettuce Research Survey, disease control and management was identified by the industry as the highest priority area of research focus. Considerable relevant research based on annual field trials in the southwest deserts and laboratory-based studies has been conducted by University of Arizona researchers that has not been effectively disseminated to or utilized by the industry. The goal is to get this in the hands of producers so they can better manage lettuce diseases. YCEDA proposed that www.DesertAgSolutions.org could become the "go-to-site" for current knowledge on Arizona lettuce diseases. The project includes designing and implementing a series of web pages dedicated to iceberg lettuce diseases that will be under the “learn” tab
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Closer SC Insecticide Receives Federal Registration | Growing Produce

New class of chemistry offers control of sap-feeding pests in the vegetable, citrus, and tree fruit and nut markets.
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Choose The Right Greenhouse Vegetable Varieties | Growing Produce

When choosing which greenhouse vegetable varieties to produce, growers must take several factors into consideration. Patricia Rorabaugh, a professor at the University of Arizona in the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, offers some pointers on what to consider for your greenhouse.

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5 Trends In Protected Ag Or Controlled Environment Agriculture | Growing Produce

5 Trends In Protected Ag Or Controlled Environment Agriculture | Growing Produce | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Gene Giacomelli, director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona, discusses five trends in the controlled environment or protected ag industry you should consider if you plan to grow under cover or want to expand your operation. Gene Giacomelli 1. Rise In Organic Production Organic production has increased 15% to 20% every year, Giacomelli says. In fact, some open-field producers are starting to transition to organic greenhouse production. Organic, howev
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Strawberry Sustainability Focus Of Grants | Growing Produce

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture awards grants, seeks to expand and improve strawberry production.
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2013 Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course | GrowingProduce

2013 Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course | GrowingProduce | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center presents the 2013 Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course April 7-12, and will feature a live webcast and online materials of selected topics. ...
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