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

Senior leadership of Corteva Agriscience, DuPont named by DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE : DWDP ) Sept. 17 named the senior leaders of the independent companies that will be created following the separation of its Agricul... more »

Specialty crop research set to protect grapes, onions

Two national research teams led by scientists at Washington State University will protect valuable U.S. grape, onion and garlic crops from devastating... more »

USDA sets cranberries volume regulation for 2018-19 crop year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Sept. 12 a final rule establishing a marketable quantity of 7.275 million barrels and a gr... more »

Study: Buyers want environmentally safe strawberry production

As buyers browse strawberry packages at the supermarket, they might see labels such as “organically grown” or “locally grown.” But they’d al... more »

Late season cultural and chemical options for diseases in grapes

The major grape growing regions of Michigan (i.e., the northwest and southwest portions of the Lower Peninsula) saw over 2 inches of rainfall in the l... more »

Ag tech provider Sentera receives Series A funding

Sentera, a Minneapolis-based digital agriculture technology provider, has raised an additional $14 million in Series A funding. A premier group of foo... more »

Atticus introduces lepidoteran control with Inspirato 2 F

Cary, North Carolina-based Atticus has introduced Inspirato 2 F, an insect growth regulator that targets lepidopteran insects in the specialty crop m... more »

Managing risk with crop insurance, diversification

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="2500"] Chris Eckert is the president of Eckert’s, Inc., an Illinois-based farm that uses USDA-administered... more »

Tiger-Sul hires veteran marketing manager

Global agriculture firm Tiger-Sul Products recently hired veteran marketer B.J. Harrington to its team. Harrington previously led the marketing and... more »

Brown marmorated stink bugs increasing in grapes

Be on the lookout for brown marmorated stink bugs in vineyards, especially as annual crops begin to dry down before harvest. We are catching more ... more »


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