Crop Management

RosBREED 2 halfway toward improved parent plants

Apple cultivars with ancient genetic resistance to the industry’s scourge of fire blight, and peaches with a consumer-friendly texture are just two of many targets that researchers with the RosBREED... more

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of ... more

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Phytelligence hires vice president of sales for grapes

Phytelligence, a leading agricultural biotechnology company that is revolutionizing food crops, today announced the addition of Curt Gran... more »

RosBREED 2 halfway toward improved parent plants

Apple cultivars with ancient genetic resistance to the industry’s scourge of fire blight, and peaches with a consumer-friendly texture are just two ... more »

UF professor helps write propagation textbook

Growers, students and professors use this textbook across the world, and now a University of Florida environmental horticulture professor has helped w... more »

SWD Summit set for Nov 28; online link available

The 2017 Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Summit will be Nov. 28 at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center in Traverse City, Michigan from... more »

MSU seeks input on impact of SWD on small fruit

Michigan State University's (MSU) Extension Small Fruit Team is seeking input regarding the impact of spotted wing drosophila on the 2017 Michigan ber... more »

FDA report: Minimal pesticide residue issues detected

A new Food and Drug Administration report indicates 98 percent of domestic and 90 percent of imported foods tested in fiscal year 2015 met federal pes... more »

Stink bug invasion subject of ARS research efforts

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug causes problems for homeowners and farmers and threatens U.S. specialty crops valued at over $20 billion. Farm... more »

Sentera offers new sensors for DJI drones

Sentera has made available gimbaled Double 4k and Quad sensors for the DJI Inspire 2 drone. Sentera's swappable precision crop health sensors paired w... more »

Speakers, schedule released for Illinois specialty crop conference

A schedule and speakers have been set for the 2018 Illinois Specialty Crop, Agritourism, and Organics Conference. The conference will be held at th... more »

Phosphorous efficiency improved with new Verdesian tool

A  nutrient use efficiency technology that increases the availability of phosphorus (P) for plant uptake by up to 45 percent has a new formulation th... more »


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