Crop Management

Colorado Soil Health Advisory Committee positions open for applicants

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for volunteers to serve on its Soil Health Program Advisory Committee to advise the Department and the Commissioner on matters regarding the newly formed Soil Health Program.... more »

Merger terminated between AeroFarms and Spring Valley Acquisition Corp.

Dream Holdings, Inc. (“AeroFarms”), a certified B Corporation and leader in indoor vertical farming, and Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. (“Spring Valley”) (Nasdaq: SV, SVSVW, SVSVU), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced Oct. 14... more »

Plants can prepare for insect attack sequence

Plants are under attack by a variety of insect species. They have defense mechanisms to deal with this, including chemicals or sturdier leaves. But it’s now been found that when wild black mustard plants defend... more »

Greenhouse lettuce grower acquires East Coast operation

North AmericaPR greenhouse lettuce grower Revol Greens has acquired BJ’s Produce Inc., operating under the widely recognized Living Fresh brand, in Athens, Georgia. This establishes its first East Coast greenhouse operation. The deal, completed on... more »

Sweet potatoes: Proper curing improves quality, shelf life

Sweet potatoes are not very sweet when they are initially harvested, Shaun Francis, Extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, said. Farmers should cure their sweet potato crop for a period... more »

Proterra Ag Inc. launches, introduces HYPERroots product

Proterra Ag Inc. formally launched Oct. 12 its new company that exists to achieve the impossible in sustainable agriculture. With expertise in farming, bioscience and engineering, Proterra Ag invents technology and bring to market products... more »

$3M grant funds cover crop breeding for organic farmers

A Cornell-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stressors – changes that could carry a bevy of long-term and sustainable... more »

UArizona part of USDA grant to study growing crops under solar panels

Increasing the resiliency of food production during ongoing climate change and bolstering renewable energy production are both fundamental challenges in today's world. However, solar energy generation is becoming an increasingly profitable use for cropland, which... more »

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