Crop Management

WSU presents sessions on pear pests, IPM

Washington State University (WSU) is presenting two “pear study circles” on pests and how to control them. Study circles are designed to provide opportunities for growers, consultants, researchers, and industry professionals to learn from one... more »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits opens apple processing facility

British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits has opened an apple processing facility on 42.5 acres in Moses Lake, Washington. Ground was broken on the facility, which will process, slice and pack OSF’s Arctic apple products, in... more »

AgroFresh completes acquisition of Tessara

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., an AgTech company specializing in post-harvest produce freshness and quality solutions, has completed the acquisition of Tessara. South Africa-based Tessara is an industry provider of intelligent packaging solutions for preserving fresh produce,... more »

Profile Horticulture expands controlled release fertilizer distribution

Profile Products LLC has received national distribution rights for Nutricote controlled release fertilizer (CRF) in all 50 U.S. states. Nutricote is Profile’s flagship nutritional product line and is widely considered a quality NPK homogeneous coated... more »

New dripline products added at Rain Bird

Two new irrigation tools are available for permanent crop and greenhouse growers from Rain Bird Agriculture. The products, designed for high-performance, efficient and durable dripline irrigation across any terrain, are the trademarked GritX DSV (Dual... more »

Economics drives the global biologicals market

The global agricultural biologicals industry is set to explode from a market of about $9 billion currently to more than $25 billion by the end of the decade, but there are hurdles and more growing... more »

FarmSense pest monitoring system receives recognition

FarmSense’s pest monitoring system has won worldwide recognition. The agtech startup has been awarded the top prize in Bayer's global Grants4Tech Pest Monitor Challenge. The FarmSense team recently spent multiple days demonstrating the capabilities of... more »

EPA extends comment period on herbicide policy changes

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period on a proposed 900-page Herbicide Strategy. The agency released the strategy on July 24, and the original comment deadline of Sept. 22 has been extended a... more »

Michigan offers $3.6 million to fight invasive species

Michigan’s Invasive Species Grant Program is now accepting proposals for the 2023 funding cycle, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program — a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources;... more »

Highland Hub gains sustainability functions

Highland Ag Solutions is expanding sustainability efforts through integrating the Sustainability Standard from Sustainable Food Group (SFG) into its Highland Hub software platform.   The integration is designed to provide Highland's customers comprehensive sustainability features... more »

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