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Cornell awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new... more »

ALLUMA marketed as a biological ‘synergist’ for insecticides

Visalia, California-based Sym-Agro is marketing a product for making tank mixes of insecticide more effective on fruit and vegetable plants. The product, brand name ALLUMA, is a high-potency broad-spectrum, plant-based... more »

App helps fruit growers in Eastern US diagnose disease and insect problem

Walking through his peach orchard, a farmer notices something he has not seen before on the leaves of a few trees. He quickly pulls out his cell phone and accesses the MyIPM smartphone app. Through... more »

Funds available to replant fields infested by blueberry stem gall wasp

Blueberry stem gall wasp has become a challenging insect pest for Michigan growers to control in a few susceptible cultivars, leading to significant plant and yield loss in some fields. To assist growers with transitioning... more »

Jack Payne to retire from UF/IFAS

W. Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida, said in an administrative memo issued June 14 that Jack Payne announced his plans to retire from his position as senior vice president for Agriculture and Natural... more »

UGA-Tifton publishes book reliving century of impact

Before farm-to-table was trendy, scientists and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension personnel in Tifton were taking research from the lab to the farm. That work is documented in “A Century of Impact: From Experiment Station... more »

Parkhill joins Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative as executive director

Wenatchee, Washington-based Next Big Thing Growers’ Cooperative has hired Jennifer Parkhill to lead the organization as executive director effective June 2019. Parkhill will be responsible for developing strategic plans to advance the cooperative’s mission and... more »

Bees necessary for Southeast rabbiteye blueberry production

Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators –  particularly native southeastern blueberry bees – although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.... more »


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