Crop Management

Idaho university developing yield estimation system

Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Engineering received a $90,400 grant from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) to develop Fruit Count App (FCA), a fruit crop yield estimation system. This is the third ISDA... more »

Considerations for choosing GroupGap Certification

Many fresh produce growers who need food safety certification in order to sell to certain buyers have been trying to find a more streamlined, less expensive approach to individual Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification. Recently,... more »

Clemson to host strawberry meeting

Strawberry producers are invited to a pre-plant meeting where Clemson University experts will provide valuable information needed to grow successful crops. The meeting is scheduled for Aug. 8 in the Horry County Extension Office, 1949... more »

Clemson workshop teaches how to grow healthy fruit

Bill Foster of Westminster was one of about 100 people who learned how to grow healthy fruit crops during a workshop at Clemson’s Musser Fruit Research Center Saturday. “I grow peaches, pears, apples, plums, blackberries,... more »

Journeyman Farmer registration now open

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is set to offer a second year of the Journeyman Farmer training for beginning and young farmers this August, with registration now open. This multi-session crash course provides information on... more »

Destroy unharvested cherries to reduce SWD populations

As growers are currently assessing their crops after the recent hailstorm, there are many considerations for how to handle cherries left in the orchard. This year, some growers will not be able to commercially harvest... more »

Taller, thinner crop beds save money, water

Looking out over thousands of acres of tomatoes, Miguel Talavera, director of East Coast growing operations at Pacific Tomato Grower, marvels at the narrow lanes of fruit that are thriving in the hot Florida sun.... more »

Learn grafting techniques with USDA at Empire Farm Days

Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Plant Genetic Resources Unit will demonstrate grafting techniques at the 2016 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, New York. Grafting techniques used with apple... more »

CA Storage Clinic set for Aug. 3

The 2016 MSU Controlled Atmosphere Storage Clinic will be held at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Belmont, Michigan, on Aug. 3. Michigan State University's Department of Horticulture organizes the Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Clinic every other year to... more »

USDA-NASS survey focuses on Illinois production practices

On July 1, the Heartland Regional Field Office of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) began mailing out surveys asking Illinois farmers about the techniques they utilize in accordance with the state's Nutrient Loss Reduction... more »


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