Crop Management

Syngenta’s Accelerating A Generation program awards scholarships

Six college students who are pursuing careers in agriculture are getting a little help from the Syngenta Accelerating a Generation Scholarship program. Adam D’Angelo, bachelor’s student at Rutgers University, and Rodger Farr, master’s student at... more »

Smarter energy usage is key to a greener future – including greenhouses

LED lightbulbs, programmable thermostats, high-density insulation and electric vehicles – despite these innovations, about two-thirds of the energy produced in the U.S. is lost to inefficiencies, according to national studies. For scientists and economists who work... more »

Indoor Ag-Con debuts free webinar series with United Fresh panel discussion

Indoor Ag-Con LLC, producers of an event for the indoor|vertical farming industry, is launching a free monthly webinar series to share content originally planned for its May 2020 in-person annual conference that has been postponed... more »

Plant protein’s role in cellular shape, drought survival pegged by scientists

A team of Washington State University scientists discovered how a little-understood plant protein guides development of tiny cellular structures that regulate the flow of sap from roots to shoots, revealing a potential way to help... more »

Online tool helps growers assess their water quality, testing readiness

An online tool developed by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is helping produce growers assess their water quality and prepare for increased testing requirements. Uttam Saha, a program coordinator at... more »

Two new potassium fertilizer technologies launched by Wilbur-Ellis Co.

Wilbur-Ellis announced May 14 the launch of two new potassium fertilizer technologies, Till-It Kompound  and Foli-Gro Kilo. These highly soluble, carbon-based potassium fertilizers drive bio-activation in soil or as a foliar-applied product.Foli-Gro Kilo is a... more »

UMass Amherst, NC State study impacts associated with floral strips

A new study reported May 14 by evolutionary ecologist Lynn Adler at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Rebecca Irwin of North Carolina State University, with others, suggests that flower strips – rows of pollinator-friendly... more »

Researchers identify romaine lettuces that last longer

Agricultural Research Service scientists have identified five romaine lettuce varieties that both brown less quickly after fresh-cut processing and are slower to deteriorate postharvest. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists also are determining the genetic basis... more »


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