Crop Management

‘Building Soils for Better Crops’ focuses on soil health fundamentals

Now more than ever, it is abundantly clear that healthy soils play an essential role in productive agricultural systems. Soils are foundational to the food we eat and fundamental to life on earth. Focusing on... more »

Gowan’s commercial opportunities grow with purchase of Isagro S.p.A.

Yuma, Arizona-based Gowan Co. announced Aug. 9 the finalization of the purchase of Isagro S.p.A. Isagro is now a privately owned company controlled by Gowan. In the coming months, Gowan will integrate the Isagro business.... more »

Apple harvest in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to be earlier than normal

After the warm, dry conditions earlier this spring, heat accumulation and phenology were nearly two weeks ahead of 30-year averages. The predicted apple harvest dates for Grand Rapids, Michigan, follow a similar trend. This may... more »

Certis Biologicals names Claudia Oceguera chief administrative officer

Certis Biologicals announced Aug. 3 the appointment of Claudia Oceguera as chief administrative officer. Oceguera joins the Columbia, Maryland-based headquarters and leadership team and will oversee the company’s global financial management, planning and administration, human... more »

North Carolina State University debuts new Produce Handling Facility

North Carolina  agricultural interests have invested in a facility that supports research and Extension programs focusing in research data collection and postharvest technologies for the produce industry. Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center Produce... more »

Peer-reviewed study confirms The Bee Corp’s pollination standard

Indianapolis, Indiana-based The Bee Corp announced July 13 the publication of a peer-reviewed study looking at the company’s hive strength assessment methodology in a new global repository of standardized data, Bee XML Journal. The Bee... more »

Hazel Tech hosting free Apple Quality Summit focused on variety, variability

Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, has scheduled its July virtual Apple Quality Summit. The one-hour event will be held... more »

Study eyes rootstock vigor responses to varied influences in Ambrosia apple trees

In recent years, awareness has been raised around the benefits of diversifying rootstocks, in order to enhance tree health and sustain apple fruit production under the influence of climate change. However, performances of many rootstocks... more »

Current Issue

Crunch Time Apple Growers expand retail outlets, growing acres for club apples

USApple: 244M bushels, down 5.7%

FGN 60th anniversary: Mechanical strawberry harvest got Michigan boost

Michigan Pomesters honor research technologist

A Q&A with Anna Wallis of Michigan State University

West Central Michigan’s new research station open

‘Genius Bar’ stage, return of social hour at 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

Biological industry maturing after decades of change

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

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