Crop Management

EPA establishes agriculture, rural affairs office

The EPA is establishing an office to expand engagement opportunities with agricultural and rural communities. The Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs is designed to improve "environmental stewardship and economic opportunity for America’s farmers and... more »

Concerns persist despite fertilizer prices stabilizing

After sharp spikes in fertilizer prices in 2022, farmers saw some relief last year as prices stabilized. With the 2024 planting season nearing, analysts say there remain key influences that could shape the outlook of... more »

Carbon Robotics releases LaserWeeder with tracks

Carbon Robotics has released the Track LaserWeeder, a new model of its LaserWeeder, along with software enhancements. Through the software upgrades — spatial data intelligence in the Carbon Ops Center and multi-language support in the... more »

New Arkansas blackberry performs late in season

The Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program has released a new late-season blackberry to give growers a premium product after other varieties are done yielding. Commercial scale propagators have licenses and material for sale for the 2024... more »

Harvest stars: Berries set the pace in New Jersey

Production trends for blueberries and cranberries were highlighted during the North American Strawberry Growers Association’s 2023 Summer Tour in New Jersey. Peter Oudemans, director of Rutgers University’s Philip E. Marucci Center for Blueberry and Cranberry... more »

Syngenta continues decarbonization of global operations

Syngenta Group, one of the world’s leading global agriculture technology companies, has announced its manufacturing facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, has been recognized as a top user of green power by the U.S. Environmental Protection... more »

Michigan fruit industry honors Bill Erwin, Greg Lang

Two Michigan fruit industry notables who’ve spent the better part of their lives in orchards, Bill Erwin and Greg Lang, have been honored by the Michigan State Horticultural Society (MSHS) with its Distinguished Service Award.... more »

FirstFruits’ Opal apple charity supports youth

FirstFruits’ Opal apple charity to support young people. In conjunction with Opal Apple, FirstFruits Farms’ Opal Apple Youth Make A Difference Grant Program is an initiative designed to empower young changemakers to transform their dreams... more »

New Kroger supplier rule requires IPM practices

In a move touted as advancing sustainability in its fresh produce supply chain, a major U.S. retailer is introducing a produce supplier biodiversity program that places new requirements on its produce suppliers. The move by... more »

Industry leaders discuss Brighter Bites’ importance

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, concluded its 2022-2023 programming season with high numbers as a result of support from key industry partners. Since fall 2022,... more »

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