Crop Management

North Carolina State University debuts new Produce Handling Facility

North Carolina  agricultural interests have invested in a facility that supports research and Extension programs focusing in research data collection and postharvest technologies for the produce industry. Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center Produce... more »

Peer-reviewed study confirms The Bee Corp’s pollination standard

Indianapolis, Indiana-based The Bee Corp announced July 13 the publication of a peer-reviewed study looking at the company’s hive strength assessment methodology in a new global repository of standardized data, Bee XML Journal. The Bee... more »

Hazel Tech hosting free Apple Quality Summit focused on variety, variability

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, has scheduled its July virtual Apple Quality Summit. The one-hour event will be held... more »

Study eyes rootstock vigor responses to varied influences in Ambrosia apple trees

In recent years, awareness has been raised around the benefits of diversifying rootstocks, in order to enhance tree health and sustain apple fruit production under the influence of climate change. However, performances of many rootstocks... more »

Soil Health Institute announces speakers for its annual meeting

The Soil Health Institute, the nonprofit organization that works to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soils, announced July 6 its lineup of agricultural leaders, scientists, and practitioners who will speak at its... more »

Hazel Technologies Inc. hires postharvest scientist

Hazel Technologies Inc. has added Enrique Garcia to the company’s R&D team as a postharvest scientist. With more than 10 years of experience in agricultural research and biotechnology, Garcia’s expertise focuses on postharvest quality and... more »

Wilbur-Ellis marks 100th anniversary with ‘Innovation Award’ for student teams

As the culmination of a year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary, Wilbur-Ellis is launching the "Wilbur-Ellis Innovation Award," a program that engages young people in finding innovative ways to feed a growing world population and... more »

NC hurricane disaster relief program includes plasticulture producers

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has received a $79.6 million USDA block grant to assist producers and woodland owners in 90 counties who suffered losses in 2018-2019 from Hurricanes Florence, Michael... more »

Current Issue

Michigan cherry grower sees large crop in tough year

Tree fruit industry acceleration takes hold

Nematode ‘ranching workshop’ helps cranberry growers

Jonjak is Wisconsin’s first cranberry outreach specialist

SWD tools key drivers behind MSU lab upgrades

Michigan growers eye value-added, food processing

Ouedemans leads blueberry, cranberry research in New Jersey

Farm Market column: Consider pros and cons of selling at farmers’ markets

Notes from the Farm column: Balky machinery, lost community links and family loss

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Normalcy elusive as farm operations press on

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