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Hemp oil, hemp seeds, hemp leaf and hemp powder

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damaged cotton plants in field

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Cover photo for Preparing for the Storm

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bermuda grass

Bermudagrass

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pearl millet stalks

Summer Annuals

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Cover photo for Aquaponics Short-Course

Aquaponics Short-Course

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Muscadine grapes on vine.

A Fruit With a Future

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Initial symptoms of boron toxicity

Strawberry Boron (B) Toxicity

Boron toxicity symptoms are described and management options discussed.

Leaf tip burn associated with boron deficiency.

Strawberry Boron (B) Deficiency

Boron deficiency of strawberries is described and corrective information provided.

B. cinerea conidia

Botrytis Fruit Rot / Gray Mold on Strawberry

Botrytis rot, or gray mold as it is often called, is a serious disease in …

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Interveinal chlorosis as the initial symptom of iron deficiency.

Strawberry Iron (Fe) Deficiency

Iron deficiency symptoms and corrective procedures for strawberries are discussed.

A poorly developed strawberry plant with dead outer leaves and s

Fumigant Injury

Fumigation related injury of strawberries is described with fumigant management and corrective measures provided.

Strawberry flower with brown/black center.

Frost Damage

Frost injury in strawberries is described and frost prevention strategies provided.

ripe strawberry fruit

Hail Damage

Hail damage in strawberries is described.