Plant Nutrition

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

Michigan State University (MSU) researchers who specialize in fruit crop pests have begun testing the effectiveness of a new biocontrol agent that could help reduce the damage caused by spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) on crops. This... more »

Biome Makers expanding client base, moving to larger HQ

Biome Makers, a global leader in soil microbiology, will be moving into a new 4,200-square-foot headquarters in Davis, California, early next year to accommodate growth at the company. Construction and redesigning the space has already... more »

Inflation Reduction Act brings $20 billion for climate-smart ag

The Inflation Reduction Act will deliver $19.5 billion in new conservation funding to support climate-smart agriculture. This historic funding will bolster the new steps that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Aug. 15 to... more »

J.M. Huber to acquire Biolchim Group

J.M. Huber Corp., a global, family-owned specialty engineered materials manufacturing company, has signed a binding agreement to acquire full control of the Biolchim Group from NB Renaissance, Chequers Capital and the Biolchim Group management team.... more »

Meristem, Stoller form product development, marketing alliance

Meristem Crop Performance Group and Stoller announced a strategic product development and marketing alliance focused on distributing Stoller’s biostimulant technology while offering even more quality solutions through Meristem’s growing network of dealer-partners. “Stoller’s reputation for... more »

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

As old apple orchards are removed to make way for more valuable cultivars, apple replant disease can be an issue causing early decline of trees planted into old orchard ground. Replant disorder occurs when new... more »

BioSafe adds Alabama, Florida rep

Agricultural biologicals supplier BioSafe Systems LLC added Grant Kees to its Horticulture Division. Kees, who possesses a background in greenhouse production management, sales and irrigation system development, will represent the East Hartford, Connecticut-based BioSafe to... more »

APHIS extends comment period on five-year plan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving farmers and other industry stakeholders another month to comment on a five-year strategic plan for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. APHIS extended its comment period to... more »

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