Crop Management

RosBREED 2 halfway toward improved parent plants

Apple cultivars with ancient genetic resistance to the industry’s scourge of fire blight, and peaches with a consumer-friendly texture are just two of many targets that researchers with the RosBREED... more

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 ... more

Revealing how bacteria, grasses fix nitrogen target of researcher

Reducing synthetic fertilizer use, pollution, farming costs, while freeing up nitrogen, mark possible benefits of a research project by Sarah Roley, a... more »

Farmers’ Almanac forecasts tough winter

There should be plenty of chill hours in store for apple growers, if long-range forecasts in the 2019 Farmers' Almanac are any guide. "Teeth-chatte... more »

Reducing pests, increasing production, quality of blackberries

Primocane blackberries, which can extend the fruiting season by months over traditional plant varieties, are changing the way farmers are growing ... more »

Environmentally friendly uses pursued by one-third of farms

Nearly one-third of the world’s farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices while continuing to be productive, according to a global ... more »

CDFA schedules fertilizer conference

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association... more »

MDARD announces fertilizer research grant opportunities

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is offering competitive grants aimed at helping farmers and growers to optimize n... more »

BASF closes acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF... more »

USDA: Jan. 1 honeybee colonies down slightly

According to data released Aug. 1, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service  (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Depar... more »

2018 apple harvest in Eastern states: Where are we now?

Apple bloom in 2018 was later than bloom in 2017. With a later bloom and a cool rainy season, we’re all wondering when this year's apple crop will b... more »

Time to protect for doubling in cherries

Those of you growing cherries that are sensitive to pistil doubling (e.g., ‘Bing’, ‘Tieton’, ‘Early Robin’) should consider protec... more »


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