Crop Management

Heirloom dry beans suitable for small-scale organic production

Consumer demand for organic heirloom dry beans is on the rise. According to the authors of a new study, the number of acres of land used for certified organic dry bean production has increased significantly... more »

Climate change may redraw map of places to grow cold-sensitive crops

Oregon almonds and Louisiana oranges? It could be if future projections in hardiness zones come to fruition. A new study by University of Idaho (UI) researchers uses climate models to assess how the coldest temperature recorded... more »

Ground-nesting bees on farms lack food, grow smaller

According to a recent study, the size of a common ground-nesting bee — an important crop pollinator — has grown smaller in heavily farmed landscapes. The link between intensive agriculture and the size of Andrena nasonii... more »

Growers Supply to host CEA workshop

Growers Supply will be hosting its next CEA Hands-On Workshop April 27-29 at the company’s CEA Learning Center East in South Windsor, Connecticut. The April CEA Hands-on Workshop offers attendees a three-day schedule in which Growers... more »

Fertilization guidelines expanded for California irrigated ag

The California Fertilization Guidelines on the Fertilizer Education and Research (FREP) website have been expanded to include recommendations for 18 crops, representing more than half of the irrigated agriculture in California. The recent additional recommendations... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies announces US patent approvals

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (BVT) announced it has received a notice of application approval from the U.S patent and trademark office for two of its three pending applications. BVT said it has actively sought... more »

EPA moves to cancel flubendiamide insecticide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its intent to cancel all Bayer CropScience and Nichino America flubendiamide products that pose a risk to aquatic invertebrates that are important to the health of aquatic environments. Required studies showed... more »

Researchers make progress in fight against exotic BMSB

Scientists are rearing tiny Asian wasps in quarantine and evaluating whether they can be released in California to battle brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive pest that poses a serious threat to the state's... more »

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