7 questions with FFVA’s Mike Joyner

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) named Mike Joyner as the organization’s new president in October 2018. He succeeded long-time FFVA president Mike Stuart. Joyner’s experienc... more »

Nitrogen boosts late-summer cover crops

Cover crops can play an important role in promoting the health and fertility of agricultural soils. In addition to adding organic matter, cover crops have the potential to provide a number of services... more »

Alaskan growers featured on History Channel’s ‘The American Farm’

No roads lead to Bethel, Alaska, but for months bush pilots will leave town with boxes full of fruit and vegetables for households in villages within a 150-mile radius. Tim and Lisa Meyers have est... more »

Modern irrigation practices shaped by new tools

Growers still bear responsibility for irrigating specialty crops, but technology offers a few helping hands for the task. Sensors detect moisture in the air or soil. Weather networks record historica... more »

Cold spring, California rains, set up 2019 harvest outlook

Plantings seem steady, but weather remains the unknown as growers estimate harvests yet to come in 2019. A cold spring had in late May delayed the harvests of spring crops like asparagus, while siz... more »

Bioscience beckons, offers new traits for growers, consumers

Talking to researchers and companies about their genetically-engineered projects for specialty crops is a little bit like a trip to a grower’s dream world. Imagine ground cherries that stay on th... more »

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