Crop Management

Greenhouse Production, Technology and Labor-saving tour part of GLEXPO

Join Michigan State University Extension Educator Heidi Lindberg for a Greenhouse Production, Technology and Labor-saving Tour featuring four leading greenhouse producers in west Michigan. Learn about how the crops are propagated, grown, and finished for wholesale distribution.... more »

Lystek manufactures fertilizer from biosolids waste

Lystek International will now manage biosolids from the Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District (VFWD), turning them into a fertiliser product. Under the terms of the agreement, Lystek will accept undigested biosolids from the VFWD at... more »

BrightFarms partners to expand into over 100 independent retailers

BrightFarms, a brand of locally grown packaged salads, has partnered with Crosset Company to distribute its products into over 100 new independent retailers in the Midwest, a majority of which are based in Ohio. BrightFarms’... more »

Locus Ag Solutions gets B Corp Certification

Locus Agricultural Solutions recently announced it’s been certified by the non-profit B Lab to meet “the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.” The rigorous assessment reviewed how Locus AG’s operations and business... more »

Hydroponic, hot house growing explained at Ohio forum

Wade Smith, owner and CEO, Whitehouse Specialty Crops, will provide information on the current trends in hydroponic and hot house growing at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 from 8 –... more »

Abundant pollen, diversity found in pollinator-dependent crops

A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five major pollinator-dependent crops in Oregon and California, including California’s massive almond industry. The study, a collaboration between... more »

Hand-held technology allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile... more »

On call with North Carolina veggie doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo

From a holiday sweet potato emergency to persistent cucumber pathogens, North Carolina State’s Lina Quesada-Ocampo is on call and on the front lines with county Extension agents in helping vegetable growers deal with devastating plant diseases. For... more »


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