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

North Georgia vineyard tour to show cultivation practices

Georgia’s wine industry has surged in size and popularity over the past decade, but this success didn’t happen overnight. This August, Universi... more »

Keeping up with grape canopy management

Early spring soil moisture and warm, dry conditions favor rapid grapevine development and reduced fruit and leaf disease pressure in northwest Michiga... more »

Tiger-Sul hires veteran marketing manager

Dave Hans has been hired by global agriculture firm Tiger-Sul Products. Hans is a familiar face to the Tiger-Sul team. He previously led the compan... more »

Managing apple maggots with insecticides

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="313"] Adults are black flies with white crossbands on the abdomen (3 on males, 4 on females), a prominent whi... more »

Precision ag tech keeps food fresh from farm to fork

According to a report from IQ by Intel, food cold chain technologies such as computer vision, artificial intelligence and data analysis are tracking f... more »

USDA’s Tree Assistance Program helps orchardists replace trees

The USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) has a program available to assist orchardists who have lost trees due to natural disaster and plant disea... more »

Text alerts available for New York specialty crop growers

Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 eastern New York counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly t... more »

NW Michigan’s wine industry grows with cultivars for a cold climate

New plantings of cold climate (resistant) cultivars (Marquette, Le Crescent and Frontenac gris) at Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery and other vineya... more »

Alltech Crop Science attains organic certification

Lexington, Kentucky-based Alltech Crop Science, the agronomic division of Alltech, has attained organic certification in North America for two of its ... more »

Georgia growers enjoying improved peach crop

Last year’s summer peach crop was disastrous, but Georgia’s peach crop rebounded this summer following colder temperatures in December and January... more »

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