Soil Nutrition

USDA Grant to Fund Up To $25 million in Colorado soil health projects

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has finalized the grant agreement to significantly invest in Colorado’s Saving Tomorrow’s Agricultural Resources (STAR) program for soil health. CDA’s STAR program was one of the 70 projects selected for... more »

Specialty crop growers join USDA in climate initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding up to $2.8 billion in a massive initiative with 70 projects – 15 of them involving fruit, vegetable and other specialty crops – to address climate change. The... more »

SynTech to use Biome Makers technology

SynTech Research Group, a global agricultural contract research, product positioning, development, registration, and market support services provider, has committed to using Biome Makers’ BeCrop technology and its taxonomic database of more than 10 million microorganisms... more »

Walla Walla vineyard focuses on sustainability

High on the hills of Washington’s Walla Walla Valley, Woodward Canyon Winery practices sustainable growing methods, using beneficial insects to guard against pests and a focus on soil health.  Woodward Canyon is the region’s second-oldest... more »

Florida growers discuss labor, input challenges

Florida’s growers are working to ensure state and federal policymakers hear their concerns about the numerous challenges and proposed rules to grow fresh produce. At the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) convention Sept. 12-14... more »

Biome Makers, Syngenta join tech to improve soil biodiversity

Biome Makers BeCrop technology is used across the globe to deliver insights into soil biology and sets the standard for soil health. Syngenta’s research and development-led LivinGro program will use BeCrop to make science-based decisions... more »

$500 million grant program seeks to lower fertilizer cost

The Joe Biden administration, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is making $500 million in grants available to increase American-made fertilizer production to spur competition and combat price hikes on U.S. farmers caused by the... more »

SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, the south’s premier fruit and vegetable educational conference and trade show for growers, packers and shippers. The conference returns to the Savannah Convention Center... more »

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