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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Loans available for handling equipment, portable storage

USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Va... more »

BRANDT gains majority stake in BAICOR

BRANDT has acquired a majority interest in BAICOR, based in Logan, Utah. BAICOR manufactures and distributes specialty fertilizers, focusing on liqui... more »

Meeting your food safety needs one bin at a time

The Food Safety Modernization Act is changing they way growers view food safety. Improvements are being made to packing lines and sanitatio... more »

Willowood USA, Lariat Partners announce partnership

Willowood USA has teamed up with Lariat Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, to further expand their product portfolio and market expansion.... more »

High tunnels could be profitable for NH pepper growers

New Hampshire farmers looking to grow colored bell peppers in high tunnels will be pleased to learn that researchers from the NH Agricultural Experime... more »

Are Wells an Untapped Source of Energy?

Timothy Schultz, president of Terra Caloric, says there are a million wells in Michigan – a vast, untapped resource for geothermal power.... watch »

Gills Onion converts waste into electricity

The international participants of the Onion Study Tour, organized by breeding company Hazera, visited onion processor Gills Onions on April 19. The ... more »

FDA webinar set for FSMA transportation rule

The FDA will host a webinar on April 25  to discuss pieces of the Food Safety Modernization Act Final Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and An... more »

Moveable hoop houses touted for versatility

Hoop houses (high tunnels) have long been used by agricultural producers to extend the growing season and to establish crops earlier as compared to cr... more »

Manure application study aims to improve food safety

New field research out of Clarkson University in upstate New York is taking a look at how microbes can travel from manure application sites to downwin... more »


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