Crop Management

New technology accelerates crop improvement with CRISPR

Researchers know how to make precise genetic changes within the genomes of crops, but the transformed cells often refuse to grow into plants – one international team has devised a new solution. The Dubcovsky lab... more »

Agritela Lux by Arrigoni protects apple and pomegranate trees

Apple and pomegranate are two of the most common crops globally. The high consumption and the competition on the market require a massive production, aware of all the risks that could affect quality. Sunburns, uneven... more »

Heliae Agriculture welcomes new regional sales managers 

Heliae Agriculture has announced the addition of Julia Engler and Porter Phelps as Regional Sales Managers to oversee two new U.S. territories. In their new roles, Engler and Phelps will work closely with distributors and... more »

Chemical Dynamics adds Bob Pound to handle Eastern sales and support

Long-time crop nutrient consultant Bob Pound joins Chemical Dynamics as sales representative for the Eastern region of the United States to support its line of plant micronutrients and foliar fertilizers. Pound is an agronomist and... more »

WSU webinar: How do We Measure and Manage Soil Health for Productive Orchards?

Washington State University's Tree Fruit Extension has scheduled a webinar, "How do We Measure and Manage Soil Health for Productive Orchards? It will be held Nov. 4 or 5 (your choice of dates) at 9... more »

Johann Buck bolsters BioAg’s technical resources for fruit and vegetable markets

BioAg has expanded its team with the addition of Johann Buck as Director of Technical Services and Innovation. “Johann has the vision to see business opportunities and the technical acumen to guide those opportunities from... more »

Study confirms better market life for plums treated with SmartFresh quality system

New research conducted by the University of California, Davis found significant quality benefits for plums and pluots using the SmartFresh Quality System, an industry-trusted solution that allows growers, packers and retailers to better manage ripening... more »

$600K USDA grant helps MSU entomologist lead training for Latino/a farmers

Michigan State University’s La Cosecha (a Spanish word for harvest) program, which provides training for first- and next-generation Latino/a farmers in Michigan, has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

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