Crop Management

Nichino America announces management appointments

Nichino America Inc., which specializes in crop protection products for the specialty crop industry, has announced new appointments to the company. The Wilmington, Delaware, company manufactures and sells weed, insect and disease control products, as... more »

DPH Biologicals releases regeneratively-produced biological solution

After two years of developmental work, DPH Biologicals has released RegenAphex, a technology platform based on the regenerative power of a proprietary plant-based humus extract. The extract is produced at the company’s Princeton, Illinois site,... more »

Rabobank report upbeat on fruit, tree nuts

As with producers of most crops, U.S. fruit and tree nut growers have faced challenges including higher input costs and logistical challenges in recent years, but according to a Rabobank report, there are positive developments... more »

Grower spending on automation jumps to $500K

Growers are spending an average of $500,000 a year on automation in response to the persistent ag labor shortage, according to the Specialty Crop Automation Report from Western Growers. This is the second year the Specialty... more »

MSU entomologists recognized for achievements

Three Michigan State University (MSU) entomologists have been recognized by the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America for their achievements. Rufus Isaacs, Amanda Lorenz and Zsofia Szendrei will serve as the north central branch nominee; the... more »

Harpe Bioherbicide finishes investment round

Harpe Bioherbicide Solutions has closed a $10.5 million round of fundraising. Harpe is an ag tech company focused on providing natural and sustainable herbicide solutions The financing provides North Carolina-based Harpe the resources to advance... more »

AgroFresh partners with Strella on pear, apple storage monitoring

Postharvest freshness solutions provider AgroFresh Solutions Inc. is partnering with sensor technology developer Strella, in an exclusive global distribution agreement. The agreement, announced April 20, launches immediately for the Northern Hemisphere’s apple and pear seasons,... more »

BioConsortia leaders present research at international events

BioConsortia Inc., a leader in research and development for sustainable agriculture, will highlight its nitrogen-fixing microbial products at international events on innovative ag products. Sarah Reiter, senior vice president of business development, will appear during... more »

Survey reveals acceptance, potential of biological inputs

The growing awareness of biological products is highlighted by a study that surveyed row crop farmers. Of the 500 farmers surveyed, 83% said they are aware of the term “biologicals,” and early adopters of the... more »

Orchard covers, netting solutions have varied impact

Editor’s note: This article is an expanded version of the article that appeared in print. Orchard protective covers and netting used in fruit production can reduce hail damage and provide sunburn protection, along with other... more »

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