Crop Management

Specialty crop projects receive grant funding in Idaho

Interest in the Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s annual specialty crop program was up considerably this year compared with last year. ISDA has announced it will award a total of $1.8 million this year to... more »

Participants sought for Cornell indoor farm survey

A Cornell University team is leading a new project  to investigate how controlled environment agriculture compares to conventional field agriculture in terms of energy, carbon and water footprints, profitability, workforce development and scalability. Strategic FEW... more »

Raised beds on fine-textured soils impact marketability

Young growers without a lot of land may not have many choices on where to grow vegetables and may even try to grow carrots on fine-textured soils. Can growing the carrots in raised beds improve... more »

BioLumic appoints Steve Sibulkin as CEO

BioLumic Ltd. (“BioLumic”), which uses plant photogenics to unlock the genetic potential of seeds and seedlings, announced June 8 the appointment of Steve Sibulkin as chief executive officer. According to a news release, Sibulkin will lead the... more »

Procurant expands operations to launch produce traceability solution

Procurant, a Silicon Valley technology company transforming the global food supply chain, announced the creation of a new customer innovation center and the release of Procurant Trace, a mobile, cloud-based service that enables accurate product... more »

Kalera, University of Florida LED lighting study sheds new light

Technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced June 4 the publication of a new study, “Effect of End-of-Production High-Energy Radiation on Nutritional Quality of Indoor-Grown Red-Leaf Lettuce,” conducted in partnership with the University of Florida. The Kalera-sponsored study... more »

Fisher Ranch uses AgroFresh’s technology to get high-quality melons

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., a producer of freshness solutions, and family-owned grower and shipper Fisher Ranch recently partnered to deliver melons from California to global markets using SmartFresh technology. According to a news release, with the... more »

Ownership change takes place for Agricultural Solutions LLC

Plant City, Florida-based Agricultural Solutions LLC, an agribusiness that develops sustainable innovations to improve agriculture through the enhancement of plant and soil microbiomes, announced June 1 that it has ended its financial partnership with Intergro... more »


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