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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AgroFresh’s Harvista has expanded label for cherries

AgroFresh Solutions' label for its Harvista pre-harvest technology has been expanded for use on cherries at blossom time application. This technology ... more »

Researchers pinpoint effective soil pathogen testing method

Soil pathogen testing – critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive – will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsit... more »

Penn State workshop to focus on precision farming benefits

Penn State Extension will host a workshop on March 19 focusing on cost savings strategies and the yield benefits of precision farming agriculture. See... more »

Encouraging Native Pollinators in Orchard Settings

Julianna Wilson of the Michigan State University Department of Entomology gives advice about how to encourage native pollinators in an orchard setting... watch »

Kasumin for California pome fruit used for fire blight

California pome fruit growers recently gained a much-needed product to help fight against fire blight: Kasumin Bactericide. Arysta LifeScience announ... more »

Kemin expands crop technologies sales force

Des Moines, Iowa-based Kemin Crop Technologies, an initiative of Kemin Industries focused on providing solutions for commercial greenhouses and commer... more »

Agrothermal’s Baker to lead viticultural sales in North America

Agrothermal Systems has added Patrick Baker as vice president of sales, North America. “We are thrilled to have found someone with such vast industr... more »

Florida, South Carolina strawberry growers get web tool

Strawberry growers in Florida and South Carolina are reaping the benefits of a UF/IFAS web-based system designed to ward off two deadly pathogens, a n... more »

Organic agricultural product 2017 review

According to the Organic Trade Association, approximately 82 percent of U.S. households purchase organic food. In fact, the increase in sales from 2... more »

UC Davis shares principles of tree fruit, nuts

UC Davis has schedules a course titled "2018 Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management." It will be held Feb. 19-March 1 on... more »

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