Crop Management

Rantizo receives swarm application approval, first company to do so

Iowa City, Iowa-based Rantizo announced that it is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operation of multiple drone swarms nationwide. This waiver allows for the safe operation of three autonomous drone sprayers by... more »

Bayer, Prospera Technologies to develop digital solutions for greenhouse growers

As part of its commitment to helping growers sustainably meet increasing global needs through digital solutions, Bayer has entered a strategic partnership with Prospera Technologies Inc., an AI data analytics company, specializing in machine learning.... more »

Lux Research: Integrated crop protection will become industry standard

Food loss and waste (FLW) currently causes an estimated $1 trillion in economic losses globally each year. This constitutes a major humanitarian crisis in addition to an economic one, leading the United Nations to set... more »

New VitTellus BioSM Soil Health Test available

A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. announced July 7 the launch of VitTellus Bio, a new soil health test for the agriculture industry that quantifies soil microbial populations which support improved soil health and greater crop productivity.... more »

It’s time to evaluate the nutritional status of fruit trees

Unlike agronomic or most vegetable crops, orchards are perennials. Therefore, they can potentially take up soil-applied/supplied nutrients at any time of the year if conditions are favorable. Collecting leaf tissue for determining deficient or excessive... more »

Climate-change research provides tools for farmers to adapt

Farmers are already seeing the effects of warmer winter nights and hotter summer days on their crops. Climate change is gradual, but increasing overall temperatures affect many aspects of farming, including where and how crops... more »

Wilbur-Ellis kicks off 100th anniversary with new website, giving program

Only a handful of companies last 100 years, and Wilbur-Ellis is beginning the celebration of its 100th anniversary, as it counts down to that milestone on June 29, 2021. According to a news release, the celebration... more »

Colorado building statewide Soil Health Program, welcomes farm participation

June 23 marked the second annual National Soil Health Day, and the one year anniversary of the Colorado Collaborative for Healthy Soils (CCHS), a farmer- and rancher-led coalition, created in part to maximize participation by... more »


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