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

Precision ag tech keeps food fresh from farm to fork

According to a report from IQ by Intel, food cold chain technologies such as computer vision, artificial intelligence and data analysis are tracking f... more »

USDA’s Tree Assistance Program helps orchardists replace trees

The USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) has a program available to assist orchardists who have lost trees due to natural disaster and plant disea... more »

Text alerts available for New York specialty crop growers

Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 eastern New York counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly t... more »

NW Michigan’s wine industry grows with cultivars for a cold climate

New plantings of cold climate (resistant) cultivars (Marquette, Le Crescent and Frontenac gris) at Petoskey Farms Vineyard and Winery and other vineya... more »

Alltech Crop Science attains organic certification

Lexington, Kentucky-based Alltech Crop Science, the agronomic division of Alltech, has attained organic certification in North America for two of its ... more »

Georgia growers enjoying improved peach crop

Last year’s summer peach crop was disastrous, but Georgia’s peach crop rebounded this summer following colder temperatures in December and January... more »

Late winter, dry spring bring bountiful berry season

Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor and small fruit specialist at Cornell University, said a later winter combined with cooler weather in April p... more »

Growers get labor-saving ideas at UC Grape Day

Labor costs about 7 cents per vine for managing the “touchless” vineyard, compared to $1 in the conventional vineyard, says Kaan Kur... more »

Low Tunnel Strawberry Production Guide released

A new how-to manual covers what growers need to know to be successful growing strawberries under low tunnels in the Northeast U.S. Types of low tun... more »

Study: Why Pierce’s Disease Is so deadly to grapevines

Scientists are gaining a better understanding of Pierce’s disease and how it affects grapevines. The disease, which annually costs California more t... more »


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