Crop Management

RipeLocker containers hold freshly harvested organic blueberries well

RipeLocker, which extends the postharvest life of perishables, announced  Jan. 13 its RipeLocker containers recently held freshly harvested organic blueberries in pristine condition for eight weeks. According to a news release, in the trial, the... more »

Cavallo Ventures hires Brett Morris as managing director

Cavallo Ventures, the venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis, has added Brett Morris, CFA, as managing director. Morris will be responsible for evaluating and developing technology investment opportunities for the business divisions of Wilbur-Ellis, a marketer,... more »

New WSU Extension ITT coordinator specialist in postharvest systems hired

Chris Hedges has been hired to work with the Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension Team and the Carolina Torres postharvest systems program. Hedges is a native of Wenatchee,... more »

Brandt starts 2021 with series of promotions

Springfield, Illinois-based Brandt, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, started 2021 with a series of promotions within its Brandt Agronomic Services and Brandt Dealer Support operating units. John Allen, VP of... more »

Fertilizer Research and Education Program proposals sought in California

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting proposals for the 2021 grant cycle. FREP’s competitive grant program funds research that advances fertilization practices and minimizes... more »

Soil health webinar series from WSU set for Jan. 11-14

Learn about soil health testing, carbon cycling, cover cropping in arid climates, soil health for pathogen and pest suppression, stress and mental health for farm workers, and much more during the Washington State University (WSU)... more »

Fertilizer associations absorb the International Plant Nutrition Institute

The members and the Board of Directors of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) voted Dec. 14 to undertake a major organizational restructure which will include the transfer of key scientific assets and programs to... more »

Challenging year doesn’t deter conservation efforts in California

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continued its conservation work across California despite a tough 2020 marked with a pandemic and natural disasters. The agency helped farmers, ranchers and forest landowners implement conservation practices... more »

Current Issue

Michigan cherry grower sees large crop in tough year

Tree fruit industry acceleration takes hold

Nematode ‘ranching workshop’ helps cranberry growers

Jonjak is Wisconsin’s first cranberry outreach specialist

SWD tools key drivers behind MSU lab upgrades

Michigan growers eye value-added, food processing

Ouedemans leads blueberry, cranberry research in New Jersey

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Normalcy elusive as farm operations press on

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