Crop Management

Small-scale field grown and season extension budgets offered

Enterprise budgets have been made available by Penn State University for several popular vegetable crops grown in the field and in high tunnels. Field-grown Many horticultural crops lend themselves well to small-scale production. These crops... more »

Biopesticide startup gets $750K more in NSF funding

Cornell-based startup Ascribe Bioscience, which applies the emerging field of metabolomics to the soil microbiome to develop new products for agriculture, has won a $750,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II... more »

Low-cost SIMBA Lite for produce packers/shippers set by Dynamic Systems

Dynamic Systems Inc., a Bellevue, Washington software developer specializing in Traceability and Inventory Systems for Fresh Food, has launched a new low cost version of their SIMBA system designed to give smaller produce growers/packers/ shippers... more »

Grant funds used to measure efficacy of organic fertilizers

Organic tomato growers use cover crops and compost to build fertility; however, these practices don’t always provide sufficient soil nutrient availability during the period of rapid plant growth, which can limit tomato nutrient uptake, yields,... more »

BrightFarms marks opening of greenhouse expansion in Chicago

BrightFarms has opened a new expansion to its Rochelle, Illinois, greenhouse. The increase in production will support BrightFarms continued growth in the market, including a 34% jump in year over year sales with Mariano’s. The... more »

Virtual Midwest Mechanical Field Day kicks off Sept. 11

Join The Land Connection, Practical Farmers of Iowa and Sam Hitchcock Tilton for the 4th Annual Midwest Mechanical Field Day. This year’s field day is going online to offer three opportunities to get out of the... more »

Sakata Seed America announces formation of Controlled Environment Agriculture Department

Sakata Seed America announced the formation of a Controlled Environment Agriculture department. This new department will focus on Indoor agriculture, a growing segment of the produce industry that focuses both on traditional greenhouse production as... more »

YouTube channel sheds light on importance of California soil health

University of California Cooperative Extension and the Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers... more »


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