Crop Management

Brandt starts 2021 with series of promotions

Springfield, Illinois-based Brandt, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, started 2021 with a series of promotions within its Brandt Agronomic Services and Brandt Dealer Support operating units. John Allen, VP of... more »

Fertilizer Research and Education Program proposals sought in California

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting proposals for the 2021 grant cycle. FREP’s competitive grant program funds research that advances fertilization practices and minimizes... more »

Soil health webinar series from WSU set for Jan. 11-14

Learn about soil health testing, carbon cycling, cover cropping in arid climates, soil health for pathogen and pest suppression, stress and mental health for farm workers, and much more during the Washington State University (WSU)... more »

Fertilizer associations absorb the International Plant Nutrition Institute

The members and the Board of Directors of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) voted Dec. 14 to undertake a major organizational restructure which will include the transfer of key scientific assets and programs to... more »

Challenging year doesn’t deter conservation efforts in California

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continued its conservation work across California despite a tough 2020 marked with a pandemic and natural disasters. The agency helped farmers, ranchers and forest landowners implement conservation practices... more »

Field test could detect fruit-rotting diseases months before harvest

A Wenatchee-based Washington State University plant pathologist has developed an improved field test that could help apple and pear growers quickly and affordably detect pathogens that cause postharvest diseases right in their own orchards, weeks or months... more »

Brandt expands production facility in Illinois

Springfield, Illinois-based Brandt has begun the construction of a new 40,000 square foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Pleasant Plains, IL. The expansion will allow for additional storage of finished dry and liquid fertilizer... more »

Study: Treating strawberries with CBD oil lengthens shelf life, reduces microbial load

A new study indicates treating strawberries with CBD oil lengthens shelf life and reduces microbial load. University of South Florida researchers have found the non-intoxicating cannabinoid has the potential to reduce microbial growth and extend... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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