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Taller, higher soil bed design can help save growers money

From Florida to Virginia, farmers are enjoying the fruits of Sanjay Shukla’s labor. His compact-bed geometry system allows growers to plant crops in tall soil beds, and the result is thousands of dollars in annual... more »

Accurate spray targeting in strawberry fields helped by new app

Strawberry growers now have a free smart phone application tool to predict spray coverage to combat such pests as two-spotted spider mites, lygus bugs and leafrollers, thanks to a three-year collaborative project involving UC Davis... more »

Farmers learn the science of soil health at Clemson conference

Healthy crops begin with healthy soil and researchers with the Clemson University’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program are teaching farmers how they can benefit from keeping their soils fit. The researchers teamed up with other... more »

New breeds of pumpkins, calabazas making headway in Florida

Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Shultz yielded popularity to an almighty pumpkin in the 1966 animated TV Special “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” Today, pumpkin popularity for holiday decor, healthy snacking, and scrumptious recipes during... more »

MDARD announces specialty crop public input opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) on Nov. 27 announced a public input opportunity regarding the Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Public input is being sought to help ensure effective program... more »

Dec. 10 event to honor Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019

Vegetable Growers News magazine and sponsors will hold an awards ceremony Dec. 10 for the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 – a group of exemplary agriculture professionals nominated by their peers... more »

2020 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference set for Jan. 6-7

Fruit and vegetable producers will find information aplenty at the 2020 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 6-7 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel. “This yearly conference provides growers with up-to-date information that will help production,... more »

USDA organic agriculture grants set for Penn State research projects

Three organic-agriculture projects led by faculty members in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The funding, totaling more than $1.3 million, was... more »


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