Crop Management

Research targets how bacteria, grasses fix nitrogen

Reducing synthetic fertilizer use, pollution, farming costs, while freeing up nitrogen, mark possible benefits of a research project by Sarah Roley, assistant professor with the School of the Environment, Washington State University Tri-Cities. Roley, and... more »

Many farms transformed through ‘sustainable intensification’

Nearly one-third of the world’s farms have adopted more environmentally friendly practices while continuing to be productive, according to a global assessment by 17 scientists in five countries. The researchers analyzed farms that use some... more »

California fertilizer conference scheduled

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) will host their 26th annual fertilizer research conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel in... more »

Sanitation, seed choice help control hydroponics pathogens

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables to be grown in hydroponic greenhouses, but face different diseases than tomatoes grown in the open field. For hydroponic tomatoes, bacterial canker can be the worst. “The... more »

BASF completes acquisition of Bayer businesses, assets

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF’s crop protection, biotech and digital farming activities and marks its entry into seeds,... more »

Jan. 1 honeybee colonies down slightly, USDA states

According to data released Aug. 1, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service  (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), honeybee colonies for operations with five or more colonies in the United States on Jan.... more »

Meadows-Smith named independent director at Crop Enhancement

Crop Enhancement, a company specializing in sustainable agrochemical products for enhancing crop yields, has appointed Marcus Meadows-Smith to its board of directors. Meadows-Smith will assist the management team with the development of business models and... more »

New field coordinator joins North Central Region IR-4

Anthony VanWoerkom is the new regional field coordinator for the North Central Region IR-4 program. VanWoerkom earned his bachelor, master and doctoral degrees at Michigan State University studying fruit entomology and insecticide toxicology. He worked as... more »


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