Crop Management

The orchard of the future: Higher tree densities, more automation

If asked what commercial fruit orchards might look like in the future – even up to a century from now – those who’ve studied orchards closely will give you a wide range of answers. The... more »

Ag Connections to be wholly-owned subsidiary of Syngenta

 After a 14-year relationship, Syngenta is making Ag Connections a wholly-owned subsidiary to accelerate growth of digital solutions and enhance whole-farm management. Ag Connections provides farm management software solutions and works extensively with Syngenta on... more »

Why are my apples blooming in fall?

Some homeowners and commercial growers have reported apple trees blooming this fall instead of the normal time in spring. Michigan State University Extension educators hypothesize a transient drought stress occurred this summer, causing some tree growth... more »

Tests in California show low pesticide levels on produce

Tests on produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation indicate the vast majority of fruits and vegetables available for sale in California meet stringent federal pesticide safety standards. During its 2014 survey, DPR... more »

Few spots remain for UC Davis produce safety workshop

The UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center announced their popular Produce Safety: A Science-based Framework Workshop has a few spots left. The workshop, organized by Trevor Suslow, will be held November 3-5 on the UC Davis... more »

Michigan Blueberry Pollination Workshops Nov. 4

Michigan State University Extension and the Xerces Society are hosting a pair of Blueberry Pollination Workshops on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Trevor Nichols Research Center. These workshops are designed to give growers a more... more »

Washington state maneuvers past 2015 challenges

Washington state has had its share of fruit production challenges in 2015, among the latest being wildfires that struck portions of key fruit packing facilities in Chelan County in mid-August. Organizers of the July 15-17... more »

FSA reminds producers of approaching NAP deadlines for 2016 crops

The USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers who are interested in the 2016 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), of the need to apply for coverage by the following crop deadline dates. October... more »


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