Crop Management

More than $100 million invested in California conservation needs

California invested just over $100 million in a broad diversity of conservation contracts with farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners through the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the 2018 federal fiscal year which... more »

Hurricane crop considerations shared in Georgia

Hurricanes, tropical storms and severe rainfall events are commonly seen among states in the Southeast U.S. These natural events most often occur during summer or early fall and may cause severe problems for urban and... more »

Why soil test in the fall compared to spring?

Soil testing is a best practice recommended by Michigan State University Extension to achieve the desired agronomic, economic and environmental outcomes from fertilizer practices. Timing wise, there are several reasons to soil test in the fall compared... more »

Research expanded by Verdesian for nutrient technologies

Verdesian Life Sciences has expanded its research pipeline by opening a greenhouse facility at Duke University to develop early technology validation screening for agricultural nutrient use efficiency (NUE) technologies. The new Verdesian greenhouse is part... more »

Study: How plants harness microbes to get nutrients

A Rutgers-led team has discovered how plants harness microbes in soil to get nutrients, a process that could be exploited to boost crop growth, fight weeds and slash the use of polluting fertilizers and herbicides. In a... more »

Fall Capitol Hill Day conducted by biological products group

Earlier this week, the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) held the BPIA Fall 2018 Capitol Hill Day. GAC members spent the day at the United States Senate introducing BPIA and biological products including biopesticides... more »

LidoChem new fertilizer offers improved stress tolerance

Performance Nutrition, a division of LidoChem, this week launched of Prudent 40PLUS, a highly concentrated phosphite fertilizer fortified with 17 free L-amino acids. Prudent 40PLUS combines two effective and complementary technologies to maintain plant health,... more »

Array of methods needed to curb the pesky squash vine borer

The squash vine borer (Melittia curcubitae) is a menace to squash, zucchini, and pumpkins and presents major challenges for gardeners and smaller-scale farmers – by the time these crops have wilted, it’s usually too late... more »


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