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

Purdue to host crop advisor conference in December

Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn from top experts about crop, nutrient and pest manag... more »

New Zealand Honeycrisp apples. Photo: New York Apple Sales

Honeycrisp gains notorious reputation as its market soars

Despite the extra work, growers will keep planting, picking and selling Honeycrisp apples, as long as the core economics makes sense. That's the c... more »

California helps ag fertilizer management, water quality

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) has awarded over $1.1 million in gr... more »

Harvesting grapes after fall frost

Last year, the 2017 growing season was ended with low fall temperatures and fall frost before fruit was harvested, leaving the grapevines without a po... more »

Verdesian bolsters sales staff with new vice presidents

Cary, North Carolina-based Verdesian Life Sciences has announced the addition of four new vice presidents to lead growing demand for nutrient use effi... more »

CRISPR-Cpf1 genome editing technology licensed by BASF

BASF has attained a global, non-exclusive licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the use of CRISPR-Cpf1 genome editing te... more »

Postharvest fresh produce losses subject of study

Concerns over postharvest losses of fresh produce prompted the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to initiate a study to measure losses in four crops in a tota... more »

NRCS California invests $4.4 million in high tunnels

For Scrivner Hoppe-Glosser, a small farmer in Pleasant Grove, Calif., he can’t help but beam at the newest thing to pop up in his farm field. It isn... more »

UC Davis and the wine industry cultivate a fruitful relationship

South of Merced, under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collabo... more »

30th annual Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour set for March

The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour, scheduled for March 4-8, 2019, brings participants “up-close and personal” to learn how fresh subtropi... more »


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