Crop Management

Identifying and preventing freeze damage in fall vegetables

Vegetable crops planted for fall harvest can be susceptible to early overnight cold snaps, and delayed summer plantings may not fully mature before cold temperatures put the brakes on growth. Preventative actions can be taken,... more »

Shenandoah Growers opens next generation USDA certified indoor BioFarms

Rockingham, Virginia-based Shenandoah Growers, Inc., the US leader in indoor USDA certified organic agriculture, has begun harvests at its next generation BioFarm facilities in Rockingham and Elkwood, Virginia. The company will now grow, pack and ship... more »

Crop health, irrigation concerns detected with A1 technology by Valley Irrigation

Valley Irrigation, a leader in precision irrigation, is gaining traction with the initial launch of Valley Insights service. Through the partnership between Valley Irrigation and Prospera Technologies announced in February 2019, the Valley Insights limited release... more »

UCCE advisor speaks about vegetable grafting at neighboring university

Zheng Wang, vegetable crops advisor with UC Cooperative Extension in Stanislaus County, visited an ag class at Stanislaus State to discuss a state-of-the-art vegetable production practice that involves grafting, reported Alivah Stoeckl in Stan State News. [caption id="" align="aligncenter"... more »

University of Maine unit dedicates newly completed Zillman Family Greenhouse

As part of its Homecoming celebrations, the University of Maine at Presque Isle marked the completion of its state-of-the-art, four-season Zillman Family Greenhouse with an official opening and dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 27. Work... more »

Square Roots, food service provider take container-farmed greens commercial

Container-farmed greens took one small step closer to humankind on Monday, Sept. 30, as a large West Michigan, foodservice distributor and a Brooklyn, New York-based urban ag startup announced a partnership.  Square Roots showed off... more »

Growers’ attitudes toward cultural, marketing practices studied by students

Two University of Georgia (UGA) graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program provides graduate... more »

JMT US natural controlled atmosphere widens its range of use

The use of JMT storage bins, well renowned for their ability to naturally create controlled atmosphere conditions, and to minimize weight loss during storage, is perfectly mastered for a range of 10 fruits, 18 vegetables,... more »


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