Crop Management

Lima bean inoculants provide economical, environmental benefits

Lima beans are also good for the environment and farmers. They are effective as cover crops and as green manure. The benefit of lima beans stretches down even into their roots. There, they house microbes... more »

What’s the best method to scare birds from sweet corn?

Scaring birds out of sweet corn and other crops is not new, based on the centuries-old placement of scarecrows dressed in old clothes (oftentimes filled with straw) in fields. However, there are many newer methods... more »

Azotic to accelerate commercialization of sustainable nitrogen solutions

Azotic Technologies Ltd (Azotic) and Virya LLC (Virya) announced July 14 an agreement to fund rapid global expansion of the Azotic sustainable nitrogen solutions business model. Azotic produces Envita and N-Fix which lead the biofertility... more »

Produce Handling Facility debuts at North Carolina State University

North Carolina  agricultural interests have invested in a facility that supports research and Extension programs focusing in research data collection and postharvest technologies for the produce industry. Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center Produce... more »

Hydroponics and aquaponics topic of free Ohio State workshop

Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science is offering a educational workshop, “Hydroponics, Aquaponics Impacts and Opportunities.” It will be held Aug. 5, from 5:30-5 p.m. at the Ohio State University (OSU)... more »

AeroFarms expands leafy greens product assortment

Newark, New Jersey-based AeroFarms, a Certified B Corp and leader in indoor vertical farming, announced July 8 that it is expanding its line of leafy greens to include five new items: Baby Bok Choy-The New Spinach, Micro... more »

Measuring soil moisture levels for research project uses drones

Three Virginia Tech seniors researched how drones could identify soil moisture for a class project in School of Plant and Environmental Sciences Professor Kang Xia’s Monitoring and Analysis of the Environment course. Matt Darrah, Grady... more »

Cause of soil fertility, nutrient loss in organic soils in EAA eyed

University of Florida scientists have found an explanation for the occurrence of high nutrient loss in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The discovery will help precipitate new approaches to soil fertility and nutrient retention in this... more »

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Wagner Farms thrives after focusing on sustainability

Penn State student farm evolves

Consumers seek information about sustainability

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Great Lakes EXPO is back to in-person event

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