Crop Management

Trap system recognized in GreenTech award

Trap-Eye, an automated sticky trap monitoring system, has received recognition by winning the GreenTech Innovation Award. Launched at GreenTech Amsterdam 2023, Biobest’s sticky trap monitoring system employs artificial intelligence to make Integrated Pest Management (IPM)... more »

Fertilizer improvement fellowship names winners

Winners have been announced for a fellowship that helps agronomic scientists create new more effective fertilizers for growers. The Disruptive Fertilizer Technology Fellowship is designed to provide early career scientists with opportunities to advance research... more »

Penn State provides 2023 bitter rot update

After six weeks of dry conditions, the weather pattern has shifted in the region, and the potential for rain is in the forecast for the next two weeks. Combined with the warm weather, these are... more »

California grants available for sustainable pest management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications for a program promoting sustainable pest control practices. The CDFA’s Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) is accepting applications for the Biologically... 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 »

California fruit association calls for more pest agency funding

The California Fresh Fruit Association joined dozens of other agricultural organizations in requesting increased funding for the USDA’s Office of Pest Management Policy. The office coordinates with the producer and user communities to ensure the... more »

Unifrutti deploys Tevel’s flying robots to harvest apples

Chilean company Unifrutti has harvested apples using robots from Israeli start-up Tevel. Tevel’s autonomous harvesting system harvested several apple varieties in Unifrutti Chile’s orchards from March to May. Unifrutti growers gather... more »

Weed research to be focus of Purdue weed science field day

The Purdue Weed Science Field Day plans to offer the latest in weed research information as well as info sessions and tours. The Weed Science Field Day is scheduled for June 27. It will run... 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 »

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