Crop Protection

Florida, southeast growers assess Hurricane Ian damage

Florida growers are surveying damage to crops and property, following Hurricane Ian’s deadly landfall. Ian’s winds and rains caused massive human and property losses and harmed a variety of crops, from citrus to zucchini squash.... more »

Sym-Agro hires Southeast sales manager

Sym-Agro, Visalia, California, has hired Dominique Depaz as Southeast sales manager. Depaz will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s biopesticide products, as well as expanding and stewarding the Sym-Agro product line... more »

Dozens of Congressional leaders ask for action on spotted lanternfly

More than 40 members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take “immediate steps” to eradicate the spread of spotted lanternfly (SLF) – which was recently discovered for the first time in... more »

Climate change could spread brown marmorated stink bugs

A foul-smelling, voracious, wide-spread pest could become even more ubiquitous with climate change. A recent modelling study found that changing weather could increase suitable habitat for the brown marmorated stink bug in the United States... 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 »

Biologicals market research project gains support

A comprehensive market research effort focused on understanding farmer opinions on biologicals at field-level continues to gain support from agriculture companies. The research initiative, “Biologicals: Farmer Value, Perception and Potential,” kicked off this year and... more »

GUSS Automation debuts driverless orchard herbicide sprayers at John Deere dealers

GUSS Automation has introduced an autonomous herbicide orchard sprayer – Herbicide GUSS, available at select John Deere dealers. This high-tech herbicide sprayer removes the driver from the vehicle to eliminate exposure to the chemical being... 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 »

Current Issue

From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the  barn

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