Crop Management

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 New England, but more information is bec... more

Besseling makes inroads in North America cold storage

With over 1,000 CA installations in more than 30 different countries, Besseling Group is taking on North America.

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Companies partner to promote sustainable management practices

Alta Energy, a renewable energy procurement and management services provider, has partnered with sustainability consulting firm Measure to Improve, LL... more »

New resources for growers arrive for National Pollinator Week

How can farmers help bees and ensure they get reliable pollination for their crops? That question is being addressed by the Integrated Crop Pollinatio... more »

Autonomous vehicle rolled out by Harvest CROO Robotics

Harvest CROO Robotics announced the introduction of their autonomous vehicle. This is a major step towards the completion of the Alpha Unit, which is ... more »

Many California growers are still dealing with wet conditions

It may not be raining much anymore, but all that water is still doing a number on some growers of California peaches, walnuts and almonds. Exactly ... more »

Deer damage targeted with funds allocated in New Jersey

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher announced June 6 that the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) has approved $456,122 in ... more »

Michigan State University researchers get grant to target SWD in tart cherries

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, today awarde... more »

Rainfast characteristics of insecticides on fruit reviewed

The rainfall events experienced in Michigan have prompted questions about the relative “rainfastness” of the insecticides used in fruit production... more »

Consider a June planting of sorghum sudangrass following orchard removal

Have you recently pushed out a block of older fruit trees? In commercial grower plots, we are learning that sudangrass is an excellent first step to r... more »

New formula doubles performance of SWD lure

A new study on chemical lures for trapping and monitoring spotted wing drosophila (SWD) has optimized a formula for significantly greater attraction. ... more »

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to ... more »


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