Crop Management

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 »

Daniel Malechuk is the new CEO for tech-driven company Kalera

On Sept. 17, technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced that it has hired veteran foodservice and grocery industry executive Daniel Malechuk as CEO. Kalera’s co-founder and current CEO, Cristian Toma, will move to the role... more »

Bejo Zaden, Signify utilize Philips Green Power LED lighting

Signify, a lighting company, has partnered with seed innovator Bejo Zaden to accelerate breeding of more seed varieties through a new vertical farm approach to cultivation. In the facility, a large climate-controlled room is equipped... more »

Zaifnejad new senior director of field research and technical services

Bio Huma Netics Inc. (BHN), has hired Mojtaba Zaifnejad, Ph.D., to be senior director of field research and technical services. In this position he will oversee the company’s agricultural product-use research and field trials for its... more »

Growers on the ground helped by cloud based software

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Impact of farm bill provisions on soil health reviewed

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e., 2018 Farm Bill) includes multiple changes to existing programs. New provisions provide additional incentives to farmers and ranchers to implement soil health-promoting practices such as cover crops and... more »


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