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UC Davis students develop an app for strawberry growers

Strawberry growers now have a free smart phone application tool to predict spray coverage to combat such pests as two-spotted spider mites, lygus bugs and leafrollers, thanks to a three-year collaborative project involving UC Davis... more »

Michigan agriculture unit offers specialty crop public input opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Nov. 27 announced a public input opportunity regarding the Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Public input is being sought to help ensure effective program... more »

Penn State offers self-paced courses on planning, establishing orchard

The completion of apple harvest brings the opportunity to begin planning new orchards with exciting new cultivars and rootstocks. Penn State Extension now offers two online courses on best practices for planning and establishing orchards.... more »

Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 to be honored Dec. 10

Fruit Growers News magazine and sponsors will hold an awards ceremony Dec. 10 for the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 – a group of exemplary agriculture professionals nominated by their peers... more »

Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference coming Jan. 6-7, 2020

Fruit and vegetable producers will find information aplenty at the 2020 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 6-7 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel. “This yearly conference provides growers with up-to-date information that will help production,... more »

Penn State research projects awarded USDA organic agriculture grants

Three organic-agriculture projects led by faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The funding, totaling more than $1.3 million, was... more »

New York state pest management program head wins regional award

Jennifer Grant, director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management  Program, has been named recipient of the Northeastern IPM Center’s inaugural Outstanding Achievements in IPM Award. Center director Deborah Grantham presented the award to... more »

Satellites show promise as tool for monitoring crop development

While drones equipped with high-resolution cameras are well suited for observing plant development from far above, satellites could be the next leap ahead for farmers seeking to monitor their crops over large or scattered plots.... more »


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