Crop Management

Stark Bro’s latest horticulture symposium brings the brain power

Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards, the world's oldest fruit-tree nursery, has been holding growers' symposiums for a long time. At the assembly prior to the one in the 1897 photo below, the Red Delicious apple... more »

Smart Guided Systems touts Intelligent Spray Control System

Smart Guided Systems is making available its commercially designed and manufactured Intelligent Spray Control System. The spray system has been in development, field-testing, and research for almost a decade at the USDA National Institute of... more »

Arrigoni product protects against rain, insects in cherries

Cherry cultivation is one of the most complex and delicate crops. Like other fruits such as kiwi, peach or plum, it can suffer important negative effects from excessive rainfall, increasingly common in the season of... more »

Foliar calcium curbs blueberry green fruit drop

Green fruit drop in blueberries, also called Draper drop, isn’t only an issue with the blueberry variety Draper. “Green fruit drop is a genetic trait. It’s going... more »

Grapevine red blotch virus diminishes winegrape value

Grapevine red blotch virus, a disease that is dramatically reducing the value of winegrapes in California's premium wine production region, is harming plants by inhibiting photosynthesis in the leaves, according to research published in February... more »

Huber to acquire Miller Chemical & Fertilizer

Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a specialty engineered materials company, recently reached an agreement with Dunes Point Capital, to acquire Miller Chemical & Fertilizer, according to a press release from Huber. Miller, founded in 1937, has... more »

Retiring Phil Korson bids farewell as MCFA chair

Phil Korson has stepped down after three years as chair of the Minor Crop Farmer Alliance (MCFA). The alliance’s membership bade farewell to Korson, president of Cherry Marketing Institute, at MCFA’s recent annual meeting. Jim... more »

AgroFresh gets regulatory OK to expand market reach

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, announced today the expansion of two patent-protected and proven solutions. Near-harvest formulation Harvista SC received regulatory approval in Australia and pre-transplant technology LandSpring WP... more »


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