Crop Management

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 »

DowDuPont names senior leaders of Corteva Agriscience, DuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE : DWDP ) Sept. 17 named the senior leaders of the independent companies that will be created following the separation of its Agriculture (Corteva Agriscience) and Specialty Products (DuPont) Divisions, which is expected to occur... more »

Research set to protect onions, grapes from pests and diseases

Two national research teams led by scientists at Washington State University will protect valuable U.S. grape, onion and garlic crops from devastating and fast-adapting pests and diseases, thanks to more than $5 million in Specialty... more »


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