Plant Nutrition

California seeks to define ‘regenerative’

With companies increasingly using the term “regenerative” to sell their products, there’s also growing pressure to nail down what this latest farming buzzword means. The unregulated term has crept into legislation, language authorizing government funding... more »

Syngenta pledges phytobiome research investment

Syngenta Crop Protection has become a sponsor of the International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research. Phytobiome is a collective term for plants within a specific growing environment, for example soil, and the complex interactions influenced by... more »

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention to include strawberry growers group

Multiple concurrent educational sessions and a large industry trade show will be featured during the three days of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. In its 47th year, this coming year’s event is scheduled... more »

Northeast SARE grant proposals due soon

Proposals for Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) farmer grants are due Nov. 14 for the Northeast region. Northeast SARE covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,... more »

AFT awards $1 million to farmers

American Farmland Trust (AFT) has awarded over $1 million to 110 farmers across the country through the Brighter Future Fund, adding to the $4.5 million awarded since 2020. AFT announced the grants on Oct. 12,... more »

Vismax biofungicide okayed for multi-crop use

Elemental Enzymes, a crop nutrient developer, has received Environmental Protection Agency approval registration of one of its biofungicides. Vismax, a patented proprietary biofungicide formulated for protection in a broad range of crops, is the first... more »

Profile Horticulture expands controlled release fertilizer distribution

Profile Products LLC has received national distribution rights for Nutricote controlled release fertilizer (CRF) in all 50 U.S. states. Nutricote is Profile’s flagship nutritional product line and is widely considered a quality NPK homogeneous coated... more »

MSU researches drones to control vineyard pests

At the annual Viticulture Field Day in late July at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, winegrape growers assessed autonomous tools for tasks including pest management. “One of... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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