Crop Management

Poultry forage on vegetable crop residue

Vegetables leave crop residue in the field with few ways to use it. Grazing cattle or other large animals can compact the soil. There are advertisements for chickens raised by grazing. Could that work on... more »

Guidance for plant regulators, biostimulants comments sought

EPA is releasing for public comment Draft Guidance for Plant Regulators, Including Plant Biostimulants.(2 pp, 230 K, About PDF) In recognition of the growing categories of products generally known as plant biostimulants, this draft document gives guidance... more »

Potash companies expect $117M more in taxes

Potash production firms expect a $177 million increase in the taxes they will pay to the Saskatchewan provincial government. Potash is a common fertilizer used in specialty crop agriculture to enrich the soil with potassium.... more »

Nitrogen management in crops addressed by University of California

California growers can download a new series of publications summarizing efficient nitrogen management practices from University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). The publications are designed to assist growers in complying with state regulations... more »

Fortified ‘high tunnel’ structures withstand ‘bomb cyclone’ winds

Lessons learned in construction of protected agriculture systems, or high tunnels, kept Texas A&M AgriLife research tunnels near Amarillo securely in place during the recent “bomb cyclone” that reached recorded wind gusts of 80-90 mph.... more »

Vertical container farms can produce bigger, better natural crops

Two vertical container farms capable of producing natural crops which are more nutritious, have far bigger yields – and are ready to harvest in at least half the time – have been created by Nottingham... more »

Intelligent Spray Control System produced by Smart Guided Systems

Smart Guided Systems is making available its commercially designed and manufactured Intelligent Spray Control System. The spray system has been in development, field-testing, and research for almost a decade at the USDA National Institute of... more »

Carrot nitrate content could soar in late season

That last nitrogen fertilizer application before carrot harvest is thought to benefit yield, strengthen tops for harvest and possibly reduce susceptibility to foliar disease. It can also increase nitrate levels in the harvested carrots with... more »


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