May 2022 | Volume 13, Issue 2
Dr. Mengjun Hu, Univ. of Maryland, and Kathy Demchak, Penn State Extension
Managing gray mold (Botrytis) on strawberries is increasingly challenging because of fungicide resistance development, plus a new Botrytis species that is less susceptible to fungicides is becoming common in the mid-Atlantic region. Resistance to...Read more
Sankara Ganesh, Maria Cramer, and Kelly Hamby, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park
The cool, wet spring weather we have been experiencing favors slugs, so be on the lookout for slug damage. Slug damage may easily be confused for sap beetle feeding, but management of these pests is very different, so it...Read more
Jerry Brust, University of Maryland Extension, IPM Vegetable Specialist
With the cooler weather we have had of late I was surprised to find low levels of mites in strawberry fields, with a few hot spots of mites in some...Read more
Gordon Johnson, Extension Vegetable & Fruit Specialist
Note: This article first appearing on UD Weekly Crop updates 5/6/2022. (https://sites.udel.edu/weeklycropupdate)
The frost we had lover the last few weeks should remind growers that as you try to get a jump on the growing season, cold weather...Read more
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the United States since 1949. It is a month dedicated to the awareness and impact mental health can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities.
The University of Maryland Extension Farm Stress Management Team was created to work with farmers, farm families and the agricultural industry to provide education and outreach on topics related to mental and physical wellness. The program's goals are to raise awareness, provide training, and build resources. With the support from a North East SARE grant and a partnership with USDA NIFA and Maryland Department of Agriculture the team has expanded activities and resources.
Information and resource lists in the areas of stress management, financial wellness, and legal issues at www.go.umd.edu/farmfamily
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Vegetable & Fruit News is a research-based publication for the commercial vegetable and fruit industry available electronically from April through October. Published by the University of Maryland Extension Agriculture and Food Systems team.
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