Crop Management

Small wetlands adjacent to farms can reduce runoff

Wetlands built next to farms can dramatically reduce excess nutrients reaching vital waterways, according to a study. Crops need nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus to grow and thrive. However, excess nutrients from farms can wash... more »

Corteva distributor for microbe-based nitrogen fixation product

Corteva Agriscience has been named the exclusive distributor of a nitrogen-fixation product for both specialty growers and row crop farmers by biotechnological company Symborg, the companies announced March 31. The agreement builds on established collaborations... more »

TerraGrow Liquid seen as a new microbial plant health promoter

TerraGrow Liquid is a specialty blend of beneficial microbial organisms formulated to invigorate plant health. When applied to the soil, it quickly establishes beneficial microbes in the root zone strengthening the rhizosphere, improving nutrient availability,... more »

NC Crop Loss Program now includes losses from April 2021 freeze

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agricultural Crop Loss Program has been expanded to include farmers in six western counties that suffered freeze or frost damage to their agricultural commodities from April 2... more »

Dormant copper sprays and orchard sanitation urged in Mid-Atlantic

The spring temperatures felt across the Mid-Atlantic region are nudging the fruit trees to break their dormant slumber. Bud swell has been observed on our plum and peach trees in Biglerville, Pennsylvania. The 2022 season... more »

Driscoll’s, Plenty to build commercial strawberry indoor vertical farm 

One year after announcing their joint research and development work to grow strawberries indoors, Driscoll's, a consumer brand in fresh premium berries, and Plenty Unlimited Inc. are expanding their relationship to build a new indoor... more »

FruitScout hires Gary Hahn as vice president of strategic relations

FruitScout, developer of a smartphone solution that enables growers to implement precision crop load management across the growing season, announced March 15 the addition of Gary Hahn as vice president of strategic relations. Hahn has... more »

USDA to invest $250M in innovative American-made fertilizer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will support additional fertilizer production for American farmers to address rising costs, including the impact of Putin’s price hike on farmers, and spur competition. USDA will make available $250... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

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