Agriculture : Horticulture
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Not All Coppers Are Created Equal - Nor Are Their Labels. A Comprehensive Review of Copper Spays by T. A. Zitter, Cornell University
New Cornell Resource
Cornell Website Helps Gardeners Choose Vegetable Varieties
Gardeners poring over seed catalogs this winter have a new resource to help them choose which vegetable varieties to grow. The Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners website (www.cce.cornell.edu/veg ) makes it easy for gardeners to compare varieties and become more aware of the wide diversity available of varieties that are available. Gardeners can search or browse through more than 2,000 varieties, view details for each including how long they take to mature, and find links to seed companies that sell the variety.
"The site is like an Amazon.com for vegetable varieties, only we don't actually sell the seeds," says Lori Bushway, Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Horticulture. "At Amazon's website, you can study reader ratings and reviews to see if you want to read a particular book. At our site, you can read gardener ratings and reviews to see if you want to grow a particular variety," she adds. The site was developed and is hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension."The best way for us to help gardeners choose varieties is to engage them directly," says Bushway. "We're making gardeners an essential part of the process by gathering information in their own gardens, then sharing that information with their fellow gardeners through the website."
The site also includes links to other Cornell gardening resources, including online growing guides for more than 60 garden crops.
Links by Subject
Cornell's Gardening Resources website
Cornell University Master Beekeeper Program
"Smart Marketing" is a monthly marketing newsletter for food and agricultural industry by Department of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.
Cornell's Commercial Vegetable Producer Resource website
Treatments for Managing Bacterial Pathogens
in Vegetable Seed Margaret Tuttle McGrath, Dept of Plant Pathology,
Common Non-Pathogenic Sweet Corn Disorders Steve Reiners Associate Professor in Horticultural Sciences
Plastic Mulch and Drip for
Pumpkin Production by Brent Loy, Department of Plant Biology
Growing Tomatoes Using A Trellis
by Stephen Reiners Associate Professor in Horticultural Sciences at Cornell
Reflective White-On-Black Mulch Increases Fruit Yield Of 'Mountain Fresh' Trellised Tomato At High Plant Density by Amy B. Ouellette and J. Brent Loy Department of Plant Biology University of New Hampshire
Tomato Disorders by Steve Reiners
Associate Professor in Horticultural Sciences at Cornell University
Cornell's VegMD disease articles .
Messenger: A New Product For Managing
Pests and Improving Yield in Vegetables and Other Crops by Margaret
Tuttle McGrath Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology Cornell
Fertilizing Mulched Fields - Are You
Applying Too Much? by Stephen Reiners
Prevent Fertilizer Injury This Spring
by Steve Reiners Associate Professor in Horticultural Sciences at Cornell
Using Nitrogen Wisely by Steve Reiners Associate Professor in Horticulture Sciences at Cornell University
Reducing Fire Risks Associated with Shade Cloth by Ralph Freeman, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Preventing Damage From An Early Frost by Stephen Reiners Associate Professor in Horticultural Sciences
Organic Maple Production Marketing Opportunity or Road to Contempt, Stephen Childs, NYS Maple Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension