Crop Management

Soil health assessment tool now available for Michigan growers

A Michigan Soil Health Progress Report developed by Michigan State University Extension educators is now available for farmers, agribusinesses, agency personal and crop advisors to assist in assessing and tracking soil health on their farms. [caption... more »

Washington State University releases roadmap for Soil Health Initiative

A 124-page "roadmap that outlines current challenges and pathways to help maintain healthy soils as an agricultural and environmental resource has been released. Washington Soil Health Initiative, recently funded with a $2.1 million annual allocation... more »

PhycoTerra approved for use in residue management

Heliae Agriculture, an algal tech company specializing in regenerative agriculture solutions, announced Oct. 26 that its flagship product, PhycoTerra soil microbial food, has received a label expansion in the U.S. for postharvest residue management use.... more »

CDFA awards $4.14M for research to improve nutrient management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Fertilizer Research and Education Program is announced on Oct. 25 $4.14 million in grant funding to agricultural organizations and universities. The funding includes $3 million for the University... more »

Keeping organic fruit fresh, safe from rot, foodborne pathogens studied

Increasingly popular with consumers, Washington-grown organic apples and pears thrive in the region’s dry, disease-discouraging climate. Off the tree, however, organic fruits are at the mercy of physiological disorders and fungi that can rot and... more »

Applications open for Colorado Soil Health Advisory Committee

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for volunteers to serve on its Soil Health Program Advisory Committee to advise the Department and the Commissioner on matters regarding the newly formed Soil Health Program.... more »

Novel lighting system designed for machine vision module of ag robots

A novel camera system using active lighting devised by Penn State researchers may be a crucial step in developing machine vision systems that allow robotic devices to more clearly "see" the agricultural targets with which... more »

Tips offered to handle apple frost damage during harvest

Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension collected some information regarding apple frost damage during harvest and here is what was found. J. Shupp, Professor of Pomology at Pennsylvania State University advises on how to handle... more »

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