Sap analysis an option for winter tomato growers

Beyond simple field scouting, there’s another way to check up on high-value crops. New Age Laboratories, based in South Haven, Michigan, does analysis of sap pressed from plant leaves and petals. “It’s like taking a blood sample from a human, but we’re taking a blood sample from a plant,” said Scott D. Wall, president of New Age. “We’re looking at the soluble nutrients that are in transport in the plant, and that are available for metabolism in that portion of the plant’s life cycle.” [caption id="attachment_16283" align="alignright" width="225"] Plant sap extracts at ... more


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UGA urges growers, ag workers to fight pepper weevil

Pepper weevils are such a threat to Georgia’s pepper crop that University of Georgia vegetable entomologist David Riley said Georgia farmers and agricultural workers should immediately kil... more

Rudolphi receives recognition as 2019 Rural Health Fellow

Gowan Group’s new business unit targets biologicals

FSA offices to reopen for limited services during shutdown: USDA

Sustainability is theme of Michigan Family Farms Conference

Sakata Seed backs PMA’s Center for Growing Talent program

Romaine safety not impacted by US government shutdown

Texas Panhandle Vegetable Production Research earns honors

Smith served vegetable council with distinction, confidence

Dave Smith retired as executive director of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC) on March 31, 2018. Greg Bird was selected as his successor and the MV... more

Boston’s Little Leaf Farms plans 10 acres under glass

A fast-expanding leafy greens operation outside Boston is another example of how consumers buying local are supporting new regional growers of leafy greens. Thirty-five miles west of Boston, Little... more

Justin Oomen to lead Michigan Vegetable Council as president

Justin Oomen, a young family man from an old farming family, will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council. [caption id="attachment_16165" align="alignright" width="200"] Justin and ... more
Bee Vectoring Technologies submits study for EPA approval Bee Vectoring Technologies submits study for EPA approval

Wisconsin scientist to try his hand at Arkansas weeds

Entries sought for popular Colorado farm directory

Entries sought for popular Colorado farm directory

The Colorado Department of Agriculture annually publishes the Colorado Far... more

Alliance for Food and Farming OK’s program, vice chair

Alliance for Food and Farming OK’s program, vice chair

At its annual meeting held this month, the Alliance for Food and Farming Ma... more

Varroa mite research points to impact on honeybee health

Varroa mites may be mighty small – about the size of the head of a pin ... more

Fierce Herbicide by Valent receives EPA approval

Fierce Herbicide by Valent receives EPA approval

Valent U.S.A. has launched Fierce MTZ Herbicide – a stand-alone liquid fo... more

H-2A issues discussed at Farm Bureau event

H-2A issues discussed at Farm Bureau event

U.S. farmers and ranchers discussed the current state of regulations govern... more

Industry mourns loss of 1015 Supersweet onion pioneer

Workshop set for child agricultural injury prevention

ReLoad fungicide (phosphate) receives EPA registration

H-2A average wage hike battle lands in court

Investigation on E. coli outbreak linked to California romaine continues

Feb. 27 is due date for Michigan specialty crop grant proposals

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention kicks off Jan. 29

BRANDT unveils plant growth regulator with unique mechanism

Viva Fresh Expo expands entries for its innovation awards

Shutdown means extension for trade mitigation effort


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