Crop Management

Grapevine red blotch virus diminishes winegrape value

Grapevine red blotch virus, a disease that is dramatically reducing the value of winegrapes in California's premium wine production region, is harming plants by inhibiting photosynthesis in the leaves, according to research published in February... more »

Huber to acquire Miller Chemical & Fertilizer

Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a specialty engineered materials company, recently reached an agreement with Dunes Point Capital, to acquire Miller Chemical & Fertilizer, according to a press release from Huber. Miller, founded in 1937, has... more »

Retiring Phil Korson bids farewell as MCFA chair

Phil Korson has stepped down after three years as chair of the Minor Crop Farmer Alliance (MCFA). The alliance’s membership bade farewell to Korson, president of Cherry Marketing Institute, at MCFA’s recent annual meeting. Jim... more »

AgroFresh gets regulatory OK to expand market reach

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, announced today the expansion of two patent-protected and proven solutions. Near-harvest formulation Harvista SC received regulatory approval in Australia and pre-transplant technology LandSpring WP... more »

Genome data means improved crops for vast rose family

Encompassing not only hundreds of rose varieties, but thousands of species of useful, beautiful and edible plants including apples, almonds, cherries, pears, raspberries and strawberries, the rose family of plants, Rosaceae, is vast and valuable,... more »

‘Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop’ set in Oregon

Growers and agricultural professionals in Washington, Oregon and Idaho can learn the latest in soil health practices from experts at the "Healthy Soils, Healthy Region Workshop," March 12-14 in Pendleton, Oregon. ... more »

WSU Cherry Institute orchard systems tour identifies techniques

On jan. 17, Washington State University faculty Matthew Whiting and Bernardita Sallato organized an orchard systems tour in conjunction with the annual Cherry Institute meeting.  This tour has always been a showcase of innovative orchard... more »

Blueberry Intensive Workshops offered in New York state

The New York State Berry Growers Association (NYSBGA) has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension to bring growers a pair of winter Blueberry Intensive Workshops. An in-depth look at growing and management techniques, pest and diseases,... more »


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