7 horticulture jobs available

Seven new jobs in horticultural science are now available:

Extension Educator, Floriculture and Greenhouse Crops, Michigan State University
As part of Michigan State University Extension and the Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute, the Floriculture/Greenhouse Extension Educator will have statewide Extension programming responsibilities focused on floriculture and greenhouse crop production and pest management. Michigan, a national leader in greenhouse-grown plant material, ranks third among U.S. states in floriculture crop production. This position, based in Kalamazoo County, is in the heart of the greenhouse plant production in southwest Michigan. (See more) Continue reading

Disease-resistant Peas Developed for Release

From USDA Agricultural Research Service

New garden- and dry-pea breeding lines developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their collaborators may offer growers added insurance against Aphanomyces root rot, a disease that can cause crop yield losses of 20 to 100 percent.

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Georgia project looking for ‘middle-ground’ of pesticide use in vegetables

By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia

Pests such as thrips, whiteflies, aphids, beet armyworm and hornworms can devastate vegetable crops.

Potentially just as harmful, though, is the over-use of pesticides, which can lead to pest resurgence, resistance and risk the environment.

Applying the proper amount of each chemical is key to sustaining vegetable productivity in Georgia, according to University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences entomologist David Riley.

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