Crop Management

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 »

Chlorosis is a serious problem that affects many Concord vineyards

If you’ve ever packed fruit snacks in a lunch, enjoyed a glass of grape juice, or made a PB&J, chances are the grapes used in those products were grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley. That’s because... more »

Don’t forget Tree Assistance Program to mitigate replanting costs

The Tree Assistance Program (TAP) was reauthorized under the 2018 Farm Bill. Plantings eligible for TAP include trees, bushes and vines from which an annual crop is produced for commercial purposes and fruit, nut, ornamental, and... more »

Study: Horticultural oil best applied after peach trees have been pruned

Using horticultural oil sprays as an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy to control San Jose scale in peach trees can be an effective alternative to chemical applications, and University of Georgia researchers have found that... more »

Corteva separates from DowDuPont to form pure-play agriculture company

Corteva successfully completed its separation from DowDuPont, becoming a leading, global pure-play agriculture company that offers the complete solutions farmers need to maximize yield and profitability. Corteva Agriscience launches today with global scale and a... more »

Partnership addresses economics of soil health needs in agriculture

Management practices that improve soil health can be good for the farm and the environment, but farmers need information on economics when deciding whether to adopt these practices.  To address this critical issue, Cargill and... more »

Drone data for breeding, variety testing touted by Phenome Networks, Delair

At the annual ISF World Seed Congress, on June 3-5, Phenome Networks, a premier plant breeding software company, and Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, will present their strategic collaboration to offer a... more »

Double cropping tunnel-grown raspberries can increase overall yields

Michigan State University colleagues Eric Hanson, Brent Crain and Josh Moses recently published in HortScience “Cropping on primocanes and floricanes increases yields of organic raspberries in high tunnels”. Results from this study indicate that fruiting... more »


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