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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Belchim takes majority stake in Engage Agro

Belchim Crop Protection, in its capacity as a current shareholder, has acquired a controlling majority stake of 60 percent in Engage Agro. The transac... more »

$3.8M awarded for research in support of organic farmers

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made up to $3.8 million in funding available to support research, education and extension t... more »

Obscure apples pose new challenges for growers, makers

If you’ve decided growing hard cider apples might be profitable, you’ve probably got a few questions rolling around in your brain – among others... more »

Updating Michigan’s pollinator planning efforts

In the summer of 2015, the White House released the National Strategy to Protect the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. This plan outlined ou... more »

Western Growers seeks applicants for $30,000 scholarship

The application period for Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Scholarship Program is now open. The scholarship program pro... more »

$9.4M awarded to pest management research

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate ... more »

Reducing demand for pollinators could boost production

Production of seedless fruits is an under-estimated tool for improving food security, research shows. The opportunity to produce bountiful levels o... more »

Light therapy may save bees from deadly pesticides

Treating bees with light therapy can counteract the harmful effects of neonicotinoid pesticides and improve survival rates of poisoned bees, finds a n... more »

Survey: Storage decays of apples prevalent in Washington

Many fungal pathogens cause decay on apple with significant economic losses for packers. The Washington industry is familiar with pathogens like blue ... more »

Tips to growing raspberries, strawberries in containers

Periodically growers have asked for information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers. Thanks to our Specialty Crop Research Initiativ... more »


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