Crop Management

UC Davis study identifies 5 ways to reduce fertilizer use

Commercial organic and synthetic nitrogen fertilizer helps feed around half of the world’s population. While excessive fertilizer use poses environmental and public health risks, many developing nations lack access to it, leading to food insecurity,... more »

Biostimulants industry comments on plant regulator rulemaking

Agriculture industry leaders recently gave the U.S. EPA an earful in a formal comment period that recently ended as it considers heavier regulation of the biostimulants industry. The agency collected comments on a draft document,... more »

Research: Specialty eggplant varieties grow well in high tunnels

Researchers with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have found that eggplant varieties developed specifically for growing in greenhouses and high tunnels produced a prolific amount of fruit, offering... more »

Animal-based soil amendments face FSMA compliance

Biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO), such as manure, compost, emulsions and meals are used on produce farms to increase soil organic matter, to improve fertility and deliver other benefits to crop productivity and... more »

Dairy Doo event to demonstrate composting techniques

Morgan Composting in Sears, MI will host an educational event Saturday, August 3. Two tracks will be offered – one for homeowners and one for those involved in small or large farms. This event is... more »

Brandt names business ‘rock stars’ to board of directors

Brandt's board of directors has two new names. Rick Brandt, President and CEO called the two new directors “rock stars.” Kelley Earnhardt Miller, according to a press release from the company, is “one of the most... more »

Nitrogen boosts late-summer cover crops

Cover crops can play an important role in promoting the health and fertility of agricultural soils. In addition to adding organic matter, cover crops have the potential to provide a number of services that can... more »

New greenhouse tomato handbook published in Mississippi

Greenhouse tomato production has attracted much attention in recent years, partly because of a new wave of interest in “alternative crops.” The attraction is based on the perception that greenhouse tomatoes may be more profitable... more »

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