Crop Management

Tools for farmers to adapt provided with climate-change research

Farmers are already seeing the effects of warmer winter nights and hotter summer days on their crops. Climate change is gradual, but increasing overall temperatures affect many aspects of farming, including where and how crops... more »

Year-long celebration marks Wilbur-Ellis’ 100th anniversary

Only a handful of companies last 100 years, and Wilbur-Ellis is beginning the celebration of its 100th anniversary, as it counts down to that milestone on June 29, 2021. According to a news release, the celebration... more »

Hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic growers wanted for USDA project

I am excited to share the survey for my research project, “Systems Analysis of Hydroponic, Aquaponic, and Aeroponic Food Production in the United States. This research is funded by the United State Department of Agriculture... more »

Input gathered in Colorado to establish statewide Soil Health Program

June 23 marked the second annual National Soil Health Day, and the one year anniversary of the Colorado Collaborative for Healthy Soils (CCHS), a farmer- and rancher-led coalition, created in part to maximize participation by... more »

Survival of two very different pollinators studied by ARS

Agricultural Research Service scientists have shed new light this spring on strategies used to ensure the survival of two very different pollinators. Researchers at the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center in Fargo have found that the amount... more »

Large ag events in 2020 won’t be attended by Bayer

As a company focused on the success of farmers, the Crop Science Division of Bayer today announced June 22 the company will not attend large agricultural shows, fairs or other gatherings for the remainder of... more »

Low-moisture food safety study gets MSU researcher $9.8M

Low-moisture foods, like cereals and flour, dried fruit and nuts, have been recalled repeatedly in the last few years, posing health risks to consumers and economic threats to businesses. Bradley Marks, professor and chair of... more »

Microgranular biostimulant in transplants to enhance growth and N uptake

Vegetable growers need high-quality transplants to ensure the success of their crops. Treating seedlings with protein hydrolysates and beneficial fungus has the potential to improve the health and quality of vegetable transplants via various biostimulant... more »


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