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

Marcus Meadows-Smith named independent director at Crop Enhancement

Crop Enhancement, a company specializing in sustainable agrochemical products for enhancing crop yields, has appointed Marcus Meadows-Smith to its boa... more »

Pennsylvania legislature appropriates $500,000 for organic research

The Pennsylvania General Assembly has made a $500,000 appropriation to Rodale Institute to help fund research on organic growing methods. The announce... more »

UPL Corporation acquires Arysta LifeScience

Platform Specialty Products has agreed to sell Arysta LifeScience, its agricultural solutions segment, to UPL Corporation. The deal will create the fi... more »

Sagebrush a home for good bugs that can save vineyards

Sagebrush is a protective home for good bugs that help fight harmful pests on grape vines, according to new research from Washington State University ... more »

NIFA-funded research aims to keep bees on the job

Bee populations in North America have been in decline since the 1940s. This is of great concern to the agriculture industry because about 75 perce... more »

Techniques that encourage pollinator biodiversity shared

If you're moving pollen from one plant to another, you might be a pollinator. Pollinators come in all shapes and sizes: butterflies, beetles, birds... more »

North Georgia vineyard tour to show cultivation practices

Georgia’s wine industry has surged in size and popularity over the past decade, but this success didn’t happen overnight. This August, Universi... more »

Keeping up with grape canopy management

Early spring soil moisture and warm, dry conditions favor rapid grapevine development and reduced fruit and leaf disease pressure in northwest Michiga... more »

Tiger-Sul hires veteran marketing manager

Dave Hans has been hired by global agriculture firm Tiger-Sul Products. Hans is a familiar face to the Tiger-Sul team. He previously led the compan... more »

Managing apple maggots with insecticides

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="313"] Adults are black flies with white crossbands on the abdomen (3 on males, 4 on females), a prominent whi... more »


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