Crop Management

Brandt board hires prominent NASCAR name

Brandt recently added two new names to its board of directors. Rick Brandt, President and CEO called the two new directors “rock stars.” Kelley Earnhardt Miller, according to a press release from the company, is... more »

Correct summer pruning techniques for peach trees stressed

Tree response can vary when these aspects of pruning are varied. When peach trees are summer pruned properly, one can expect economic benefits, but economic losses result from summer pruning incorrectly. During the 1980s and... more »

Storage Control’s SafePod manages CA performance

Monitoring the heartbeat of an apple is big business. Jim Schaefer, president of Storage Control Systems (SCS) in Sparta, Michigan, said respiration rates are the latest technology in understanding the controlled atmosphere (CA) benefits and... more »

Aronia, honeyberry, juneberry on New York Research Farm tour July 10

Young specialty fruit trials funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) will be among the many crop plots for touring during the Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm Open House event on... more »

Taking the guesswork out of irrigating winegrapes

Until now, winegrape growers have essentially irrigated their crops based on the color of the wine they were making, watering one way for white wine grapes, and another for red grapes. Although manageable, the method... more »

Stoller Group announces death of founder, Jerry H. Stoller

Stoller Enterprises founder Jerry H. Stoller died on June 19, 2019. He was 84. “All of us are mourning the passing of our company’s founder, Jerry Stoller. Jerry will be remembered as an entrepreneur and... more »

Partners to study opportunities for berry improvements through gene editing

Pairwise, a growing agriculture and food company, has formed a public-private partnership to learn more about the diversity of berries and advance opportunities to offer healthier, more sustainable varieties. The partnership with the U.S. Department of... more »

App helps fruit growers in Eastern US diagnose disease and insect problem

Walking through his peach orchard, a farmer notices something he has not seen before on the leaves of a few trees. He quickly pulls out his cell phone and accesses the MyIPM smartphone app. Through... more »


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