Crop Management

Besseling makes inroads in North America cold storage

With over 1,000 CA installations in more than 30 different countries, Besseling Group is taking on North America.

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culpri... more

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Cornell Extension, New York state apple growers partner on innovation

For optimal yield and fruit quality, apple growers in the United States have long relied on chemical solutions to generate spring blossom thinning to ... more »

Most common weeds in broadleaf, specialty crops listed

A recent survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ranks Palmer amaranth as the most troublesome and difficult to control weed in... more »

First Michigan Tree Fruit Commission mini-grant targets disease resistance

Cherry leaf spot, fire blight and apple scab are all diseases where the ability to run a resistance test with a short turnaround time is important. Th... more »

Washington state slates update for beaver control on farms

A workshop for farmers trying to deal with problems caused by beavers and beaver dams will be presented 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Carnation ... more »

Climate, vector behavior on disease spread sketchy

A top challenge of mitigating the impact of climate change on agricultural production is knowing the exact ways in which higher temperatures and a... more »

WSU plans sunburn and delayed sunscald field visit

Washington State University Extension is offering a training session for growers and others seeking to learn more about sunburn and delayed su... more »

BASF acquires ZedX, boosts digital farming portfolio

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire ZedX Inc., a developer of digital agricultural intelligence. Headquartered in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, ZedX... more »

Freeze impact becoming apparent in Michigan crops

The impact of the May 8 freeze is becoming apparent on fruit crops in Michigan. Some crops were hit hard, others suffered little damage. Southwes... more »

Use gibberellin to increase blueberry fruit set

Gibberellin (GA) is naturally produced by blueberry seeds. In well-pollinated berries, GA is abundant and promotes normal berry growth. Without poll... more »

Phytelligence partners with EverCrisp marketing group

Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company, has partnered with the Midwest Apple Improvement Association (MAIA) – the entity responsible f... more »


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