Crop Management

Growing grapes in high tunnels may reduce pests, increase crop yields

High tunnels may help reduce pests and improve yields for grape growers in Arkansas, said Elena Garcia, horticulture professor and researcher for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Growing grapes under field conditions... more »

Syngenta commits $2B, sets new targets to tackle climate change

Syngenta announced Oct. 22 that $2 billion will be spent over the next five years to help farmers prepare for and tackle the increasing threats posed by climate change. The investment supports a new Syngenta... more »

Michael D. Wilbur joins Wilbur-Ellis board of directors

Wilbur-Ellis announced Oct. 21 that Michael D. Wilbur has joined the company’s board of directors. Wilbur currently serves as president and CEO of Cavallo Ventures, the venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis, a leading international marketer... more »

New York farmers rely on crop insurance to manage risk

Apple farmer and agri-tourism business owner Matthew Critz got up on New Year’s morning last year to a beautiful winter day in central New York. Not a cloud in the sky. Wall-to-wall sunshine. “I look outside... more »

Valley Irrigation uses AI to detect crop health, irrigation concerns

Valley Irrigation, a leader in precision irrigation, is gaining traction with the initial launch of Valley Insights service. Through the partnership between Valley Irrigation and Prospera Technologies announced in February 2019, the Valley Insights limited release... more »

2019 storage recommendations for Cosmic Crisp

In our experience, WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) can be stored with minimum losses throughout a yearlong storage period. Firmness is retained extremely well in CA storage (only 1-2 pounds loss in 10 months). Also, sweetness... more »

Elderberies have rich benefits for farms and diets

Native California elderberries can be found at the intersection of sustainable farming, super nutrition and economic viability. Naturally drought tolerant, flavorful and packed with nutrients, they are capturing the interest of farmers, health-conscious consumers and... more »

Drone workshops set for agricultural professionals in Michigan

Thanks to a grant from Michigan State University AgBioResearch, RS&GIS and the Bruno Basso Lab, a series of free drone workshops will be offered in 2019 for agricultural professionals across Michigan. Each of the 1.5 to two-day workshops will... more »


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