Crop Management

Reducing the risk of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples

{Sponsored} Honeycrisp apples are the hardest to grow and the most prone to difficulties. Bitter pit, a disorder most commonly linked to calcium deficiencies in the fruit, is one of those difficult... more

Crop-adapted spraying pays dividends

Crop-adapted spraying (CAS) is a method for apple orchardists to match their airblast sprays to the size, shape and density of their orchard blocks. Jason De... more

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Model delivers severe weather data specific to farms

Farmers can now learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farm before the growing season so they can more appropriately plan agri... more »

Microbial solutions firm to debut new products

Founded in 2012 by six veteran plant scientists and entrepreneurs, biotechnology company AgBiome has grown to 75 employees. The operation is housed in... more »

WSU to host symposium on extreme climate effects on grapes

Wine and grape industry members and students are invited to a research symposium, “Climate Extremes: Is the Pacific Northwest Wine Industry Ready?... more »

Industry executives share insights at innovation forum

Corporate executives from various corners of the agriculture industry will gather to share their ideas on the future at THRIVE AgTech Innovation Forum... more »

Growers: It’s time to start crop protection planning for 2017

{Sponsored} Now that the 2016 grape growing season is behind us, it’s time to look ahead to the promise and possibility of 2017. And it all start... more »

California projects aim to reduce pesticide use

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has recognized several organizations for projects aimed at managing pests while using fewer p... more »

California DPR expands Pesticide Monitoring Network

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), in cooperation with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), is increasing the number of co... more »

Adverse weather won’t end Louisiana strawberry production

Despite floods, wind and freezing temperatures, some Louisiana strawberry producers are optimistic about the season. LSU AgCenter agent Whitney Wal... more »

Final policy published for protecting bees from pesticides

EPA is releasing a final policy which describes methods for addressing acute risks to bees from pesticides. Applications of acutely toxic pesticide... more »

TunnelBerries projects offers tips on berry production with tunnels

National demand for fresh raspberries and strawberries is growing, but most berries purchased in Michigan are grown in other states or countries. Grow... more »


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