Paul Wafler’s innovations saluted by the industry

New generations of the Wafler family are making a family tradition of innovation by customizing equipment and even improving the tree structures in their west New York orchards. Paul Wafler, a seco... more »

Biologicals industry growing past niche uses

Biological products are a vital tool for organic vegetable growers and have shown effectiveness in greenhouses for stopping weeds and bad bugs. But the industry isn’t stopping there. Leaders s... more »

Nifty Hoops shares considerations for hoophouse selection

The flexible design of hoophouses gives growers many choices. They must select a site, choose a design – probably Gothic Arch or Quonset, decide on the type of ventilation, endwall and fabric, and p... more »

Older farmers, fewer middle-size farms in new ag census

Farmers and ranchers are older, on average, than in the past and there are fewer middle-size farms, according to results of a USDA census. USDA released on April 11 results of the 2017 Census of Ag... more »

California grape crush up 6.2%

California grapes crushed in 2018 topped 4.5 million tons – a mark that surpassed the previous year although not the record set in 2013, according to the annual report from the National Agricultural... more »

Genomics reveals secrets of optimal harvest, storage

The study of genomics is yielding useful information for preventing conditions such as soft scald and bitter pit in fruit. Genomics, “the study of genes, their sequence, structure, function, evol... more »

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