Crop Management

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 »

Research: Yield increases by using NutriSphere-N through irrigation systems

After three years of trials in Yuma, Colorado, the Irrigation Research Foundation (IRF) has concluded application of NutriSphere-N Nitrogen Fertilizer Manager through center-pivot irrigation systems provides a measurable yield increase of more than 10 Bu./A on irrigated... more »

Engage Agro’s Desikote an approved coating for strawberries

The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District recently approved the use of polymer coating agents for a pilot project to protect crops during a freeze event. According to a news release, the... more »

Study: How LED lighting treatments affect greenhouse tomato quality

To satisfy increasing consumer demand for locally grown, fresh tomatoes during off-seasons, greenhouse tomato growers often need to rely on supplemental lighting. Tomato growers are looking to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), favored for their energy-saving potential,... more »

Wild bee declines threaten US crop production

The first national study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they’re... more »

Cover crop management helps new growers gain an edge

Jeremy Moghtader is doing his part to help new vegetable growers succeed by working to make farming a more prosperous, secure and sustainable career choice. The efforts of Moghtader, Michigan State University Student Organic Farm... more »


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