Crop Management

Michigan vineyard establishment conference scheduled

The Michigan winery industry, valued at $286 million in 2005, with 45 wineries, has grown to nearly 120 wineries today. While the state’s wine grape acreage increased from 1,500 in 2003 to 2,850 in 2014... more »

Climate change may bring global food insecurity, impacts on U.S.

The warming of Earth’s climate threatens to increase global food insecurity and halt more than two decades of progress toward curbing global hunger, according to a major assessment by 31 researchers. Worldwide, climate change is... more »

Tree Fruit 101: Webinars for beginning growers

Penn State Extension is offering three Saturday morning webinar trainings that will each be two hours long. The three sessions are designed for the beginning tree fruit grower who plans to grow tree fruit for... more »

New publication recommends grape rootstocks for Michigan

Michigan vineyard owners have a new bulletin, “Grape Rootstocks for Michigan” by Michigan State University Extension, to help with selecting rootstocks. This bulletin focuses on the use of grape rootstocks to suppress soil pests, control... more »

New pivot sprinklers garner awards for Nelson Irrigation

Walla Walla, Washington-based Nelson Irrigation's 3030 Series Pivot Sprinklers with the new 3NV Nozzle System received both the Irrigation Association’s New Product Award for Agriculture as well as ASABE’s AE50 Award. The Irrigation Association’s New... more »

Canker management workshop scheduled

Confused about cankers? Would you like your pruning crew to be able to better identify cankers while pruning? The first line of defense against tree fruit diseases is good sanitation. Get a better handle on... more »

Online course develops food safety plan for North Carolina growers

North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis has developed a web-based course, free to North Carolina farmers, that will culminate in the development of a food... more »

Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour Feb. 29-March 4

The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour brings participants “up-close and personal” to learn how fresh subtropical, tropical and temperate fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops are handled. With exclusive, behind-the-scene visits hosted by top management, the group... more »


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