Crop Management

Journeyman Farmer registration now open

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is set to offer a second year of the Journeyman Farmer training for beginning and young farmers this August, with registration now open. This multi-session crash course provides information on... more »

Destroy unharvested cherries to reduce SWD populations

As growers are currently assessing their crops after the recent hailstorm, there are many considerations for how to handle cherries left in the orchard. This year, some growers will not be able to commercially harvest... more »

Trimble establishes new agriculture Business Solutions group

Trimble has established a business solutions group within its agriculture division. The Trimble Agriculture Business Solutions group will provide customers with technology integration across their business and data solutions. The Agriculture Business Solutions group combines... more »

Vineyard cover crops save expense, environment

Cornell University researchers have advice for vineyard managers in cool and humid climates like the Northeast: cover up. Maintaining bare soil beneath vines has long been accepted management practice to stifle competition from other vegetation,... more »

Scientists gather, share updates on spread of stink bugs

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Working Group Meeting was organized as a conference with presentations—however, as a working group, scientists frequently conversed and discussed topics during and after updates. Below, we give highlights and summaries... more »

Michigan RidgeFest set for July 28

The Michigan Pomesters will host the fifth annual RidgeFest Grower Tour in Belding, Michigan, on July 28. The tour will start with a luncheon at BelleHarvest Sales and visit four farms afterward. Speakers will discuss... more »

UBC researchers: Vineyards adversely affect soil quality

Biologists from UBC’s (University of British Columbia) Okanagan campus are digging under vineyards to see if the Okanagan’s grape industry is affecting soil quality. The team of researchers spent the better part of three years... more »

Taller, thinner crop beds save money, water

Looking out over thousands of acres of tomatoes, Miguel Talavera, director of East Coast growing operations at Pacific Tomato Grower, marvels at the narrow lanes of fruit that are thriving in the hot Florida sun.... more »

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