Crop Management

New sub-micronized calcium supports healthy fruit development

Oro Agri has introduced Encourage Nanocal, a liquid, soil-applied product designed to supply crops with readily available calcium during periods of high demand of fruit formation. Its calcium carbonate particles are milled to an average size... more »

Natural habitats, bee diversity aids better apple production

A Cornell-led study, published Jan. 18 in the journal Science, shows that apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats. In turn,... more »

BRANDT touts new plant growth regulator as a ‘game-changer’

Ag products manufacturer BRANDT is introducing a proprietary plant growth regulator, called the BRANDT GlucoPro at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference in Savannah, Georgia this week. This field trial... more »

Suitability for viticulture growth in Idaho examined

The designation of the Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) in 2016 has created new economic development opportunities and land use alternatives in north-central Idaho. In response, University of Idaho Extension educator Bill Warren created... more »

Grand Traverse County, Michigan, others national disaster areas

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated Grand Traverse County, Michigan, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to hail that occurred on Aug. 1, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department... more »

4R Research aided by shift to fertilizer groups

The members and the board of directors of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) voted in mid-December to undertake a major organizational restructure which will include the transfer of key scientific assets and programs to... more »

Cool Planet names Rik Miller chair, adds Armstrong to board

Cool Planet, an agricultural technology company focused on sustainable agricultural solutions, has made multiple changes to its board of directors intended to strengthen the company’s focus on soil health technology development and to support growing... more »

Improving tree fruit produce, profits focus of WSU post

Carolina Torres, a horticulturist and Washington State University (WSU) alumna, has been named the university’s first Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Postharvest Systems. Torres will help Northwest tree fruit growers and packers bring their best... more »


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