Crop Management

Commercial use of Bee Vectoring product reported in Florida

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-baased Bee Vectoring Technologies International said Jan. 28 it has invoiced the first commercial sales of its proprietary bee-based crop enhancement technology to strawberry growers in Florida. “Bringing a novel crop technology to market represents... more »

New sub-micronized calcium supports healthy fruit development

Oro Agri has introduced Encourage Nanocal, a liquid, soil-applied product designed to supply crops with readily available calcium during periods of high demand of fruit formation. Its calcium carbonate particles are milled to an average size... more »

Cold inspection facility in Nogales to boost Arizona economy

An Arizona state investment in a cold inspection facility in Nogales is set to broaden fresh fruit and vegetable availability, helping boost employment and economic development. Governor Doug Ducey’s proposed budget includes $700,000 toward the... more »

Natural habitats, bee diversity aids better apple production

A Cornell-led study, published Jan. 18 in the journal Science, shows that apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats. In turn,... more »

BRANDT touts new plant growth regulator as a ‘game-changer’

Ag products manufacturer BRANDT is introducing a proprietary plant growth regulator, called the BRANDT GlucoPro at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference in Savannah, Georgia this week. This field trial... more »

Postharvest for tree fruit backed by Northwest Farm Credit

Helping Pacific Northwest growers deliver plentiful, sustainable fruit crops to consumers at every harvest, Northwest Farm Credit Services recently announced a $250,000 donation supporting postharvest tree fruit research at Washington State University. Mandy Minick, Washington... more »

Matson Fruit grows generational apple legacy In Washington state

The Matson family is credited with coming up with the 850-pound apple bin, but decades later, their willingness to try something different is again attracting attention from other growers. One year ago, Matson Fruit finished... more »

Suitability for viticulture growth in Idaho examined

The designation of the Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) in 2016 has created new economic development opportunities and land use alternatives in north-central Idaho. In response, University of Idaho Extension educator Bill Warren created... more »


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