Methyl bromide reprieve granted
- Cover crop mix offers best bet. BETTS, LYNN // Michigan Farmer (0026-2153);Jan2013, Vol. 317 Issue 1, p34
The article reports that Michigan farmers considered using the cover crops mixes with multiple species, which offers more benefits in soil organisms.
- Finding An Alternative To The Methyl Bromide System. Zinati, Gladis // BioCycle;Aug2000, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p66
Discusses the findings of some researches in Florida which evaluated the use of cover crop mulches as a biological approach for tomato production as an alternative to methyl bromide system. Disadvantages of the use of methyl bromide; Effectiveness of cover crop mulches; Nitrogen mineralization...
- California blackberry grower takes soilless route. Blake, Cary // Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;11/ 2/2012, p2
The article reports on plans by California crop consultant and blackberry grower Eduardo Garcia to use soilless coir planting medium with the impending ban on fumigant methyl bromide in California agriculture. Used in over 100 commodities to control diseases and pests in berry production in the...
- Conservation: Pick the best cover crop. Sorensen, Loretta // Farmer;Sep2012, Vol. 130 Issue 9, p72
The article offers some tips from conservation agronomist Jason Miller regarding the selection of cover crops by farmers in the Upper Middle West.
- Adapt cover crop plans to dry conditions. Betts, Lynn // Mid-South Farmer;Sep2012, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p46
The article discusses tips for farmers on how to properly plant cover crops during dry conditions in the U.S.
- Extension, farmers explore cover crops. BECHMAN, TOM J. // Indiana Prairie Farmer;Jan2014, Vol. 188 Issue 1, p56
The article presents the views of agricultural educator Paul Marcellino, who is part of a three-year project regarding various options of using cover crops in north-central Indiana by Entension and farmers in the region, on planting cover crops and avoiding tilling corn or soybeans into them.
- More insight from Master Farmers. BECHMAN, TOM J. // Indiana Prairie Farmer;Aug2014, Vol. 188 Issue 8, p66
The article presents views of various farmers of the U.S. on the efficient use of cover crops including Jack Maloney reflecting on starting with small area like 80 acres, Carl Schmitz reflecting on ryegrass as an option for cover crop and Mike Starkey reflecting an expertise advice.
- Solution Driven. // American Vegetable Grower;Dec2013, Vol. 61 Issue 12, p14
The article discusses the challenges faced by vegetable growers in the U.S. in 2013. Topics covered include the use of methyl bromide alternatives, efficient management of herbicide resistant weeds and the application of low-risk insecticides. Also mentioned are the effects of plant diseases,...
- A methyl to their madness. // Earth Island Journal;Winter98/Spring99, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p12
Reports on the penetration of methyl bromide, a controversial pesticide that destroys nematodes in the soil, into the plastic sheets used by farmers in the United States.