Crop Management

Learn grafting techniques with USDA at Empire Farm Days

Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Plant Genetic Resources Unit will demonstrate grafting techniques at the 2016 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, New York. Grafting techniques used with apple... more »

CA Storage Clinic set for Aug. 3

The 2016 MSU Controlled Atmosphere Storage Clinic will be held at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Belmont, Michigan, on Aug. 3. Michigan State University's Department of Horticulture organizes the Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Clinic every other year to... more »

NASS releases final 2015 apple crop figure

 USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has just published the agency’s final estimate for the 2015 apple crop in the July 6 edition of Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts. The final figure for the 2015 apple crop... more »

Harvest Croo Robotics approved for Pitzer Wheel patent

Harvest CROO Robotics is developing and testing the latest technology for agricultural robotics – an automated strawberry picker to help alleviate the labor shortage the industry is facing. According to a news release, its first... more »

Fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour set for July 14

Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia will host their fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour on Thursday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences... more »

USDA-NASS survey focuses on Illinois production practices

On July 1, the Heartland Regional Field Office of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) began mailing out surveys asking Illinois farmers about the techniques they utilize in accordance with the state's Nutrient Loss Reduction... more »

Purdue, MSU provide irrigation scheduling tools

For over 25 years, Michigan State University and Purdue University have been developing and improving tools to assist in irrigation management. “Checkbook” irrigation scheduling is still a key factor in irrigation management. MSU and Purdue have... more »

Five things to know about the future of agriculture

1. Apps are critical to ag. Farmers use mobile technology for many things, including turning irrigation and other equipment on or off, maintaining pest counts from field scouting, identifying bugs, checking field records, reviewing soil types,... more »

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