Plant Nutrition

Coast-to-coast research battles fire blight in apples, pears

Fire blight can cripple apple production and kill young trees. The disease is also difficult to control. Researchers at Virginia Tech’s Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural and Extension Research Center in Winchester, Virginia, are studying... more »

Seminar addresses fire blight pruning and sanitation

Washington State University Extension is presenting a webinar on fire blight pruning and sanitation. The June 13 session is part of a series of updates on a national research project on fire blight in Michigan,... more »

BHN humic solutions company changes name

Huma Inc., formerly known as Bio Huma Netics, is consolidating its six product and service lines under one entity. Bio Huma Netics celebrated its 50th anniversary by officially renaming itself. The name “Huma” is inspired... more »

UPL, Biome Makers partner to highlight biosolutions’ effects

Sustainable agriculture solutions company UPL is partnering with ag-tech company Biome Makers, to deepen understanding of the positive effect of UPL’s natural biosolution inputs on soil health. UPL will use Biome Makers’ BeCrop Test technology... more »

IFPA joins ag groups with dissent on EPA rule

The EPA’s final rule on Plant Incorporated Protectorants (PIPs) has drawn opposition from ag groups and researchers, including the International Fresh Produce Association. The EPA released the rule on May 25. PIPs are pesticidal substances... more »

Yara plans UK plant to make, export specialty crop products

Yara International plans to build a United Kingdom production plant for specialty crop nutrition products and biostimulants designed to increase yields and improve quality. The plant will be one of the largest in the world... more »

BRANDT to build Nebraska production facility

BRANDT, a retailer of agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty ag input products, plans to start construction on a production facility in Aurora, Nebraska, this summer. The company plans for the facility, Advanced Ag Formulations,... more »

Horticultural supply industry figure Kurt Dramm dies

Kurt Dramm, a leader in the horticultural supply industry, has died. He was 85. Dramm died May 16. He was the co-founder of the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, based Dramm Corp.,... 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

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

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

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