Crop Management

$300M price tag as Valmont Industries acquires Prospera Technologies

Valmont Industries Inc., a provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture,  announced May 5 it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Prospera Technologies Inc., a... more »

Gibraltar growing and processing companies unify as Prospiant

On May 4, Gibraltar Industries announced that Nexus Greenhouse Systems, Rough Brothers, Inc. (RBI), Tetra, Apeks Supercritical, Delta Separations and ThermoEnergy Solutions, all part of its greenhouse and custom growing and processing group, have been... more »

Crop advisors, general public offered online nitrogen management course

The University of California has opened registration for a seven-part video course on nitrogen management. The series, taught by UC researchers and extension specialists, begins May 10. The course is open to anyone interested nitrogen... more »

Alternative solutions for single-use packaging in postharvest packing

Produce Safety and safe practices are not only essential to keeping our produce safe from microbial contamination they can also help you the grower make decisions that affect the environment. Through safe practices we can... more »

Earth Day brings to mind the need to preserve soil health

For those of us fortunate to be working in the agriculture industry, our everyday is Earth Day. We have a connection to the earth unlike any other. Almost all... more »

Pace introduces postharvest biorational fungicide for cherries in Washington state

Pace International, a leading provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, announced April 22 the introduction of BioSpectra 100SC for decay control in cherries. BioSpectra is the first naturally derived... more »

RipeLocker raises $5M to pursue postharvest life of perishables

RipeLocker, a Seattle, Washington-based company specializing in extending the postharvest life of perishables, announced April 21 it has raised $5 million in series B capital from angel investors. The investment round is all from previous... more »

USDA invests $21.7M in to aid soil health, climate-smart ag and forestry

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 21 that the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture will invest at least $21.7 million in several key programs to help agricultural producers manage the impacts of climate... more »

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