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

Crop, pest management techniques shared in university videos

The Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management program is introducing a YouTube channel that promotes efforts of Iowa State scientists and resea... more »

Bayer gets U.S. OK for Monsanto deal to create agriculture giant

Reuters reported May 29 Bayer (BAYGn.DE) won U.S. approval for its planned takeover of Monsanto (MON.N) after agreeing to sell about $9 billion in ass... more »

Wet spring brings more shoot, twig blight to Michigan blueberries

Twig blights in blueberries Weather conditions have been wet in Michigan and blighted twigs have been found in blueberries (Photo 1). Tip dieback a... more »

Concentric Ag new name for plant nutrient company Inocucor

Inocucor Corp., a developer and producer of proprietary biological and essential plant nutrient inputs for specialty and broadacre crops, today announ... more »

Smart Yields, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union combine efforts

Honolulu agriculture technology company Smart Yields and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) have launched a state-of-the-art pilot program to mon... more »

Growers make good use of NNYADP research scouting data

Northern New York growers can put apple pest identification research to good use this spring as they scout their orchards for troublesome insects. Th... more »

Not too early to prepare farm for hurricane season, experts say

It’s the beginning of hurricane season, time for farmers in Florida to worry about potential damage from a storm. Every farm and ranch in Florida m... more »

Growers and fertilization subject of CDFA, UC Davis study

This research project is directed at understanding influences and grower decisions about the adoption of improved nitrogen management practices. Is... more »

Additional hurricane and wildfire recovery details released

New details on eligibility for a new USDA  disaster program, 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) have been released. In tota... more »

American Plant Food, Sigma Agriscience and AM-AG join up

Houston, Texas-based Sigma Agriscience, a manufacturer of granular biofertilizers and biostimulants, through its subsidiary AM-AG, has created a... more »

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