Crop Management

30th annual Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour set for March

The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour, scheduled for March 4-8, 2019, 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... more »

California invests over $100 million in ag conservation

California invested just over $100 million in a broad diversity of conservation contracts with farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners through the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the 2018 federal fiscal year which... more »

Fall is an ideal time to soil test compared to spring

Soil testing is a best practice recommended by Michigan State University Extension to achieve the desired agronomic, economic and environmental outcomes from fertilizer practices. Timing wise, there are several reasons to soil test in the fall compared... more »

Cranberry grant provides funds to work with drone imaging

As part of the research grant, the University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station in Wareham is collaborating with a company that specializes in drone imaging technology, Skycision Inc. Skycision, founded in Pennsylvania in 2015, now has... more »

Cultural management strategies to reduce orchard suitability for SWD

Manipulation of the tart cherry orchard environment to reduce suitability for spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) has been suggested as a promising new component to SWD management systems. The team at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center successfully... more »

Verdesian expands research for nutrient use efficiency technologies

Verdesian Life Sciences has expanded its research pipeline by opening a greenhouse facility at Duke University to develop early technology validation screening for agricultural nutrient use efficiency (NUE) technologies. The new Verdesian greenhouse is part... more »

Orchard tours share WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp) knowledge with growers

Nearly 200 apple growers and industry professionals gathered recently at Washington State University’s Roza and Sunrise research orchards in Prosser and Wenatchee, Wash., to encounter the latest discoveries in growth and management of WSU’s new... more »

Biological products group conducts Fall 2018 Capital Hill Day

Earlier this week, the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) held the BPIA Fall 2018 Capitol Hill Day. GAC members spent the day at the United States Senate introducing BPIA and biological products including biopesticides... more »


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