Crop Management

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of New England, but more information is bec... more

Besseling makes inroads in North America cold storage

With over 1,000 CA installations in more than 30 different countries, Besseling Group is taking on North America.

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AgShift launches pilot project with Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) has joined a pilot project with AgShift, a Santa-Clara, California, based agriculture technology startup, to assess the ... more »

Blue River Technology purchased by Deere & Company

Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue River Technology, which is based in Sunnyvale, California and is a leader in app... more »

NNYADP apple pest research shows IPM value

Technical assistance and outreach funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is informing commercial apple growers... more »

DowDuPont completes merger of large firms

DowDuPont on Sept. 1 completed the merger between The Dow Chemical Co. (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (“DuPont”), effective... more »

West central Michigan small fruit production mixed

The blueberry harvest is coming to an end at southwest Michigan’s blueberry fields but a limited amount of hand and machine harvesting still continu... more »

Researchers get grant to study alternatives to methyl bromide

UC Santa Cruz researchers who have pioneered alternatives to methyl bromide in commercial strawberry production have received a $2.5 million grant fro... more »

Strawberry planting in plasticulture, fall growth options eyed

The next 10 days are the optimum period for planting strawberries in the plasticulture system. The variety Chandler, which has the most acreage in our... more »

WA38 Cosmic Crisp field day set for Sept. 27

A field day offering tips on production of WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) apple fruit quality will be Sept. 27 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Washington State Univ... more »

Researchers testing blackberry trellis for feasibility in Arkansas

Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Fruit Research Station are looking at the potential for an innovative t... more »

Grapevine leafroll associated virus addressed in Pennsylvania

As if winegrape growers don’t have enough challenges in this day and age, the effects of grapevine viruses have been taking on greater importance in... more »


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