Crop Management

Study: Buyers want environmentally safe strawberry production

As buyers browse strawberry packages at the supermarket, they might see labels such as “organically grown” or “locally grown.” But they’d also like to know if the fruit was produced in a way that preserves... more »

Late season cultural and chemical options for diseases in grapes

The major grape growing regions of Michigan (i.e., the northwest and southwest portions of the Lower Peninsula) saw over 2 inches of rainfall in the last week. Grapes are nearing maturity with growers likely to... more »

Ag tech provider Sentera receives Series A funding

Sentera, a Minneapolis-based digital agriculture technology provider, has raised an additional $14 million in Series A funding. A premier group of food, biosciences, and agriculture investment firms, Chicago-based S2G Ventures, New York-based Continental Grain Co.,... more »

Atticus introduces lepidoteran control with Inspirato 2 F

Cary, North Carolina-based Atticus has introduced Inspirato 2 F, an insect growth regulator that targets lepidopteran insects in the specialty crop market. Inspirato 2 F (comparable to Intrepid 2F) protects almonds, apples, grapes, citrus, and other crops... more »

Managing risk with crop insurance, diversification

Chris Eckert finds himself spending a lot... more »

Tiger-Sul hires veteran marketing manager

Global agriculture firm Tiger-Sul Products recently hired veteran marketer B.J. Harrington to its team. Harrington previously led the marketing and branding programs for Stoller and Control Solutions. Harrington will drive marketing and new initiatives for... more »

Brown marmorated stink bugs increasing in grapes

Be on the lookout for brown marmorated stink bugs in vineyards, especially as annual crops begin to dry down before harvest. We are catching more brown marmorated stink bugs in traps and seeing more scouting vineyards. So... 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, assistant professor with the School of the Environment, Washington State University Tri-Cities. Roley, and... more »

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