Crop Management

Potash production firms to pay $117M more in taxes

Potash production firms expect a $177 million increase in the taxes they will pay to the Saskatchewan provincial government. Potash is a common fertilizer used in specialty crop agriculture to enrich the soil with potassium.... more »

Genomics reveals secrets of optimal harvest, storage

The study of genomics is yielding useful information for preventing conditions such as soft scald and bitter pit in fruit. Genomics, “the study of genes, their sequence, structure, function, evolution and their expression,” helps to... more »

Nifty Hoops shares considerations for hoophouse selection

The flexible design of hoophouses gives growers many choices. They must select a site, choose a design – probably Gothic Arch or Quonset, decide on the type of ventilation, endwall and fabric, and prepare for... more »

University of California provides advice for nitrogen management

California growers can download a new series of publications summarizing efficient nitrogen management practices from University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). The publications are designed to assist growers in complying with state regulations... more »

Stark Bro’s latest horticulture symposium brings the brain power

Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards, the world's oldest fruit-tree nursery, has been holding growers' symposiums for a long time. At the assembly prior to the one in the 1897 photo below, the Red Delicious apple... more »

Smart Guided Systems touts Intelligent Spray Control System

Smart Guided Systems is making available its commercially designed and manufactured Intelligent Spray Control System. The spray system has been in development, field-testing, and research for almost a decade at the USDA National Institute of... more »

Arrigoni product protects against rain, insects in cherries

Cherry cultivation is one of the most complex and delicate crops. Like other fruits such as kiwi, peach or plum, it can suffer important negative effects from excessive rainfall, increasingly common in the season of... more »

Foliar calcium curbs blueberry green fruit drop

Green fruit drop in blueberries, also called Draper drop, isn’t only an issue with the blueberry variety Draper. “Green fruit drop is a genetic trait. It’s going... more »


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