Crop Management

Florida strawberry farm benefits from sustainable approach

Sustainable agriculture is more than just the new “hip” buzzword.  It’s a way of farming that promotes soil health, resists disease pressure, improves water quality and water use efficiency, while at the same time, producing... more »

Muck fields may attract bees to aid pollination

The causes of pollinator decline have been well-documented, but research at Ohio State University’s Muck Farm near Willard, Ohio, is trying a new approach of putting pollinator habitat in strips among the vegetable crops. “Can... more »

Miller Chemical & Fertilizer bought by Huber

Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), an engineered materials company, recently announced an agreement with Dunes Point Capital to buy Miller Chemical & Fertilizer. Miller, founded in 1937, has nearly 100 employees, according to a press release from Huber.... more »

LandSpring HP from AgroFresh gets OK for California tomatoes

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, announced today the expansion of two patent-protected and proven solutions. Near-harvest formulation Harvista SC received regulatory approval in Australia and pre-transplant technology LandSpring WP... more »

Vast rose family of crops benefit from genome data explosion

Encompassing not only hundreds of rose varieties, but thousands of species of useful, beautiful and edible plants including apples, almonds, cherries, pears, raspberries and strawberries, the rose family of plants, Rosaceae, is vast and valuable,... more »

San Joaquin Valley soil health demonstration site open to public

University of California Cooperative Extension cropping systems specialist Jeff Mitchell is issuing a standing invitation to the public to visit the site of an ongoing conservation agriculture research project and see for themselves the results of... more »

Georgia onion growers must to be proactive with fungicides

Georgia’s Vidalia onion crop is planted and looks “promising,” according to Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s area onion agent, but he cautions producers to be proactive in managing onion diseases. Increased moisture, especially... more »

Encourage Nanocal adds calcium to crops at fruit formation

Oro Agri has introduced Encourage Nanocal, a liquid, soil-applied product designed to supply crops with readily available calcium during periods of high demand of fruit formation. Its calcium carbonate particles are milled to an average size... more »


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