Crop Management

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 culprits — diseases, pests, bee forage avail... more

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... more

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Howler puts AgBiome in market position

AgBiome, a biotechnology company, said it has compiled the world’s largest collection of fully sequenced and annotated microbes from the plant micro... more »

Farm Bill listening sessions set throughout California

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross is holding several public forums across the state seeking input from farmers... more »

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 »


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