Crop Management

CRISPR-Cpf1 genome editing technology licensed by BASF

BASF has attained a global, non-exclusive licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the use of CRISPR-Cpf1 genome editing technology to improve products in agricultural and industrial microbiology applications. CRISPR-Cpf1 has... more »

Postharvest fresh produce losses subject of study

Concerns over postharvest losses of fresh produce prompted the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to initiate a study to measure losses in four crops in a total of four states in the USA in the 2017-2018... more »

NRCS California invests $4.4 million in high tunnels

For Scrivner Hoppe-Glosser, a small farmer in Pleasant Grove, Calif., he can’t help but beam at the newest thing to pop up in his farm field. It isn’t one of his 40 different specialty crops... more »

UC Davis and the wine industry cultivate a fruitful relationship

South of Merced, under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collaboration with UC Davis Cooperative Extension, Roduner Ranch vineyard... more »

30th annual Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour set for March

The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour, scheduled for March 4-8, 2019, brings participants “up-close and personal” to learn how fresh subtropical, tropical and temperate fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops are handled. With exclusive, behind-the-scene visits hosted by... more »

California invests over $100 million in ag conservation

California invested just over $100 million in a broad diversity of conservation contracts with farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners through the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the 2018 federal fiscal year which... more »

Fall is an ideal time to soil test compared to spring

Soil testing is a best practice recommended by Michigan State University Extension to achieve the desired agronomic, economic and environmental outcomes from fertilizer practices. Timing wise, there are several reasons to soil test in the fall compared... more »

Cranberry grant provides funds to work with drone imaging

As part of the research grant, the University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station in Wareham is collaborating with a company that specializes in drone imaging technology, Skycision Inc. Skycision, founded in Pennsylvania in 2015, now has... more »


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