Equipment

Irrigation evolves from cumbersome sprinkler applications

Irrigation of vegetable crops has a history driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. Emphasis on having the proper amount of water continues to increase.

Controlled environments growing in popularity

University of Arizona plant scientist and professor emeritus Merle Jensen labeled controlled environment agriculture the “birth of an agricultural revolution.... more

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IT tools enhance global crop management strategies

Growing up in Uruguay — a country with four cows per every person — Virginia Pravia was immersed in the agriculture industry at an early age. Duri... more »

The self-propelled Johnson Tomato Harvester, which is now manufactured and sold by California Tomato Machinery Co. Photo: California Tomato Machinery

Decades of development lead to mechanization of agriculture

Mechanized agriculture is the process of using agricultural machinery to mechanize work, greatly increasing productivity. In modern times, powered ... more »

Scientists take different approaches to tastier tomatoes

Anyone who has ever wondered why some tomatoes can taste so bland might be interested in the work of two Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist... more »

Farm Bureau survey: farmers want to control their data

Farmers and ranchers want to control the information their equipment collects every time it passes through a field, a survey released by the American ... more »

Prevention is key against insurance claims

Precaution and prevention are key factors in making sure your farm is properly insured and protected against claims. Mark Epple, a Michigan Farm Burea... more »

Limit pesticide exposure by laundering clothing

Pesticide-contaminated clothing needs to be treated differently than the rest of the family laundry. “Pesticides pose a potential health risk, ev... more »

Farm management program earns $2.4 million grant, seeks participants

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently announced a $2.4 million grant through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to fu... more »

LGMA hand washing app now available for Android

The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement's (LGMA) hand washing app is now available for download on Android phones. The Hand... more »

LED treatments enhance lettuce phtyochemicals

Researchers in China and United Kingdom studied the effects of LED light combinations on lettuce grown in hydroponic systems to determine whether the ... more »

Measures treat municipal water in processing plants

It’s no secret that water is a must for produce processing plants. Whether the source is rural or municipal, the water must be filtered and tested t... more »


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