Crop Management

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 »

Students study growers’ attitudes toward cultural, marketing practices

Two University of Georgia (UGA) graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program provides graduate... more »

Water district waste processed into ‘biofertilizer’

Lystek International recently reached an agreement with the Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District (VFWD) to manage a portion of its annual production of biosolids. Under the terms of the agreement, Lystek will accept undigested biosolids... more »

Locus AG announced new company certification

Locus Agricultural Solutions was recently certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet “the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.” The rigorous assessment reviewed how Locus AG’s operations and business model impact its workers,... more »


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