Crop Management

What can fruit growers do if a freeze is coming?

Spring freezes are feared by all fruit growers. The risk of losing all or part of your crop focuses their attention every spring. As plants start to grow in the spring, they become susceptible to... more »

BASF Agricultural Solutions donates $170,000 to Feeding America

BASF Corp. will join COVID-19 hunger relief efforts with a $170,000 donation to Feeding America. The company’s North America Agricultural Solutions employees in the U.S. hosted a virtual food drive in March and April to... more »

Loaiza joins Vive Crop Protection as head of licensing, partnerships

Toronto, Canada-based Vive Crop Protection is pleased to announce the addition of Aristobulo (Tobo) Loaiza as Head of Licensing & Partnerships. Loaiza will be responsible for developing key partnerships with other agrochemical and biological manufacturers.... more »

How to create a plan for apple thinning, which is science and art

Apple bloom is quickly approaching and with it, growers will have many decisions to make for the season ahead. One of the biggest – to thin or not to thin? To me, thinning is a... more »

AgroFresh expands SmartFresh technology for more crops, produce suppliers

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has expanded global application of its flagship SmartFresh technology solution to optimize the consumer experience for a wide range of crops including avocado, broccoli, melon, tomato, mango and stone fruit. According to... more »

Southern States Coop partners with Heliae Agriculture to boost regenerative ag efforts

Southern States Cooperative is partnering with Heliae Agriculture to bring innovative, new products to farmers that improve yields while enhancing soil health. Soil health is the foundation of the practice of regenerative agriculture. The selective distribution agreement... more »

Frost grips grapes in southern Ohio; prospects for year remain good

Southern Ohio vineyards took a hit last week when frost killed off early emerging buds, and northern Ohio grape growers are bracing for the potential in their area as well. “Some grape varieties like Chardonnay... more »

Freeze damage to peach crop seen in south central Pennsylvania

Weather stations at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Adams County, Pennsylvania, showed that there was a strong temperature inversion about 5 a.m. with calm winds. The temperature at 837 feet elevation above sea... more »


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