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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FMC acquires Rovral and Sportak fungicides from Bayer CropScience

FMC Corporation announced that it has acquired Rovral iprodione and Sportak prochloraz fungicides from Bayer CropScience. The transaction includes the... more »

Drought hurts yield, but helps quality of Texas grapes

West Texas grape grower Neal Newsome went from grappling with a killing freeze to watching his fruit suffer from the state’s worst single-year d... more »

U.S. offering loans for buying and running farms

USDA's Farm Service Agency is offering Socially Disadvantaged and Beginning Farmer Loans designed to help some people purchase and operate farms.Socia... more »

Agriculture program at Shasta College still growing after 60 years

Shasta College's agriculture program covers a lot of territory — fields, greenhouses, a pumpkin patch, a vineyard, animal barns and an arboretum... more »

Dealing with flooded berry fields

Record-breaking rains in the East have left many berry growers with unmarketable crops. What had been shaping up to be a decent season for fall raspbe... more »

Threat of unseasonably early freeze threatens Michigan crops

State climatologist Jeffrey Andresen has his fingers crossed that the computer models are wrong.If they are not, a statewide frost and freeze at the e... more »

Georgia to take part in fruit chemical use survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey fruit growers in 12 states, including ... more »

Control weeds this fall to improve fruit crop fields next spring

Fall is a good time to apply residual and systemic herbicides for control of difficult and persistent weeds in perennial crops. Many of the residual h... more »

SureHarvest wins six-figure grant to continue sustainability system

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded SureHarvest, a small, growing, software company, a $761,820 Conservation Innovation Grant to help speci... more »

U.C. Davis study refutes EWG’s “Dirty Dozen”list

A recent study by the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California (UC) Davis challenges conclusions published by the Env... more »

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