Crop Management

Marrone Bio launches new biofungicide formulation

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced the launch and commercial availability of a new formulation of its REGALIA Biofungicide. REGALIA is a biofungicide for conventional and organic production that prevents and fights disease by triggering treated... more »

Study: high pollinator density benefits small farms

Higher numbers of pollinators can significantly increase crop productivity of small-sized farms, according to a paper in the latest issue of “Science.” The study found large farms can... more »

Georgia eggplant producers can decrease irrigation usage

Eggplant producers should consider decreasing their current irrigation usage, according to University of Georgia research horticulturist Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez. Doing so saves water and money. On the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia, Díaz-Pérez is researching... more »

Study: manure application increases nitrogen accumulation

A report in HortScience focuses on a three-year study investigating the impact of co-application of manures with chemical nitrogen fertilizer on nitrogen accumulation and loss. The study was conducted in greenhouse soil rotationally planted with cucumber... more »

EPA releases report on neonicotinoid risk to bees

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA’s assessment, prepared in collaboration withCalifornia’s Department of Pesticide Regulation, shows... more »

Consider these points when conducting on-farm research

Research performed by universities is relatively expensive because we have to pay for the considerable infrastructure associated with research, including the salaries of trained researchers and technicians. Recently some growers have expressed a desire to... more »

Three things to know about FSMA’s new produce safety rule

The produce safety rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act goes into effect Jan. 26. Growers may have a lot of questions about the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Rule now that it is final.... more »

Wilber-Ellis launches microbial products

Wilbur-Ellis recently announced the launch of its NUTRIO line of microbial products. The new line of biochemistry products aids in soil nutrition, aiming to improve plant health and yield potential, said a company press release.... more »


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