Soil Nutrition

Soil solutions: tips for strawberry growers take center stage

After conducting more than 20 years of perennial strawberry soil health research, Marvin Pritts has identified strategies for growers who produce the finicky plants. Pritts, director of undergraduate studies for the SIPS Horticulture Section at... more »

Flooded fields benefit growers, wildlife

A U.S. Department of Agriculture study is examining how flooded fields affect wildlife and agriculture production. Mississippi Delta farmers may reap the benefits for flooding their fields during the fall and winter. USDA’s Agricultural Research... more »

Pollinator habitat grants awarded to Midwest schools

Endangered insect pollinators and monarch butterflies in five Midwestern states will receive aid from high school students. Sand County Foundation is awarding pollinator habitat grants to agriculture and science programs at 21 high schools in... more »

USDA names research projects receiving climate funding

Research funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is designed to advance climate-related efforts by growers and others. The USDA is providing an additional $325 million for 71 projects in the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities... more »

Thoughts on regenerative agriculture

Over the years regenerative agriculture has been defined in many ways, and its definition continues to evolve with time, practices and research. The concept of regenerative farming is not new and is indeed centuries old.... more »

Ag tech on display at European machinery show

The European Union’s goal to reduce pesticide use by 50% by 2030 has ramped up the technology race for specialty crop growers in the EU.   That new technology was on display at the 45th edition... more »

SoilCon focuses on soil health

Soil health, its role in agricultural production and environmental resilience to climate change will be a focus of SoilCon 2023. The free virtual conference will be from 8 a.m. to noon Pacific on Feb. 14... more »

Soil management platform debuts

Researchers in a multi-year project to design and test a platform to support sustainable soil management and increase land productivity will present their findings in a web seminar. The 3 ½-year project, SIEUSOIL H2020, will... more »

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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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