Crop Management

Conservation districts recognized with grants

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) announced the 2024 recipients of the Friends of NACD District Grants Program during NACD’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. The Friends of NACD District Grants Program supports locally... more »

USDA seeks solutions via Climate Corps training program

The USDA has launched the Working Lands Climate Corps initiative to train the next generation of conservation and climate leaders. As part of the American Climate Corps initiative, the Working Lands Climate Corps will provide... more »

Ag Secretary Vilsack, sustainable coalition highlight loss of farms

The 2022 Census of Agriculture, recently released by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), underscores the need for federal policies that support small and medium farms, according to the National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition (NASC).... more »

New Arkansas blackberry performs late in season

The Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program has released a new late-season blackberry to give growers a premium product after other varieties are done yielding. Commercial scale propagators have licenses and material for sale for the 2024... more »

Leger & Son avoids ‘unforced errors’ in growing watermelons

Before Leger & Son can harvest a single watermelon, there are many considerations: soil health, pests and disease challenges and water availability. Nearly six decades after the family began farming watermelons, the third-generation company grows... more »

Ciderhuset savors tradition in Norway’s fjords

Norwegian orchardists Åge Eitungjerde and Eli-Grete Høyvik have cultivated a rich legacy in cider and juice production that unfolds against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sognefjord on Norway’s western coast. Nestled in the heart of... more »

Frecon Farms: 8 decades of Pennsylvania apples

Sustaining soil health is a key ingredient in Frecon Farms’ success. The third-generation farming operation, which grows apples and peaches, began in 1944 in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, 37 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Frecon Farms, which celebrates... more »

Biotalys partners with universities on biocontrol research

Biotalys has entered into academic collaborations with researchers in plant pathology in the U.S. and United Kingdom (UK). Biotalys is developing a series of biocontrols to support growers in protecting their crops from pests and... more »

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