Crop Management

Lipman Family Farms marks Huron move, names Danner as general manager

At the two-year anniversary mark of Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms’ acquisition of the greenhouse grower Huron Produce, the company has promoted Marc Danner as the general manager of protected agriculture. ... more »

Red-legged winter mites spread in high tunnel leafy greens

The red-legged winter mite, Penthaleus dorsalis, has been found in more high tunnels growing leafy greens this past winter for the third year in a row. Most of the reports I have gotten from high tunnels... more »

Herbruck’s Poultry Farm in Michigan donates masks during pandemic

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch Inc. of Saranac, Michigan, is donating masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the following posting on its Facebook page. "Our front-line medical workers are putting their lives on the line... more »

Modified operations set by MSU plant diagnostics, nutrient outlets

Michigan State University’s Plant & Pest Diagnostics and Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory are still open for business during Michigan’s “Stay Home & Stay Safe” executive order with modified operations. Effective March 25, 2020, both Plant & Pest Diagnostics... more »

Verano365 launches first product; Thrivedo helps greenhouse growers

Verano365, a startup horticultural technology company, recently announced  its first product called Thrivedo. Thrivedo consists of a proprietary protein-surfactant that delivers a significant increase in nutrient efficiency, water uptake and plant vigor. Thrivedo is enhanced... more »

Thermo-reflective screens show positive results for lettuce growing

Arrigoni, an international company that produces technical fabrics for agriculture, has presented new tests on the effectiveness of the Prisma thermo-reflective screens and Biorete Air Plus for fresh-cut salads and other vegetables. A large audience... more »

COVID-19 puts growers on the spot when it comes to storage needs

JMT US, LLC offers storage and shipping solutions to help the fruit and vegetable sectors enhance their sales while providing better end products to consumers. Faced with the unprecedented situation into which the COVID-19 has... more »

Anaerobic soil disinfestation curbs high tunnel pathogens

Continuous production of high value crops in high tunnels – with few rotation options – can lead to a build-up of soilborne diseases. “If you grow tomatoes after tomatoes, year after year, that will lead... more »


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