Crop Management

Leaders selected for CEA Food Safety Coalition

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leading controlled environment leafy greens producers, recently completed the formation of its governance structure and is taking steps to accept new members. Controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) is agricultural... more »

Compost key to keeping carbon in soil

By moving beyond the surface level and literally digging deep, scientists at the University of California, Davis, found that compost is a key to storing carbon in semi-arid cropland soils, a strategy for offsetting CO2 emissions.... more »

It’s been a long journey for wild tomatoes

One of the best tastes of summer is a fresh, right-off-the-vine juicy tomato. Like a kid before the holidays, we wait with anticipation for that first bite of a “tomato that tastes like a tomato.”... more »

Rantizo drone spraying receives approval in Minnesota, Nebraska

Rantizo received approval for agricultural drone spraying in three more Midwest states this week, bringing the total to five. In addition to Iowa and Wisconsin, Rantizo, based in Iowa City, has now received approval in... more »

Hemp sessions on tap at Organic Grower Summit 2019

A pair of educational sessions devoted to reducing organic soil risk and an examination of the burgeoning hemp marketplace have been announced as part of the 2019 Organic Grower Summit educational program, slated for this... more »

Marrone Bio acquires seed treatment firm Pro Farm Technologies

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, announced Aug. 8 that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Pro Farm Technologies OY, which will increase Marrone... more »

Schumer announces funding for hemp seed bank at Cornell

The 2018 Farm Bill changed federal policy regarding industrial hemp, including the removal of hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and the consideration of hemp as an agricultural product. The change created an agricultural opportunity... more »

P-Pod system could advance storage monitoring of potatoes

For both fresh and processed potato sectors the industry relies on storage for several months. Losses during storage are high, with estimated storage losses of 10% and frequently higher. In Europe, the industry is facing... more »


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