Plant Nutrition

Grant to help strawberry growers battle soilborne diseases

Research to fight soilborne diseases that harm strawberry plants is being fortified thanks to a $1 million grant to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s California Strawberry Center. The California strawberry industry is challenged by numerous... more »

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Despite some low crop years, Florida tomato growers are returning to normal production. A continuing concern, however, is protecting the crop from pests. At the Florida Tomato Institute on Sept. 7 in LaBelle, Florida, growers... more »

CEA Food Safety Coalition expands mission

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, founded in 2019 to develop industrywide food safety standards for indoor leafy greens growers, is expanding its mission to serve the broader needs of all controlled environment food growers. “With... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

A grower entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational sessions. Michael Kilpatrick, who runs the online farmer education... more »

BASF adds West Coast technical field representatives

New technical field representatives have joined BASF Agricultural Solutions' agronomic team. Both additions will cover the California and Arizona regions. Jessica Salmer will cover California’s Central Valley while Jose Cabrera’s... more »

Global Impact Challenge finalists named

SVG Ventures|THRIVE, a global agrifood investment and innovation platform, has chosen 10 finalists in the 2022 THRIVE Global Impact Challenge. The challenge is a global search for the most innovative startups advancing a net-zero future... more »

Specialty crop growers join USDA in climate initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding up to $2.8 billion in a massive initiative with 70 projects – 15 of them involving fruit, vegetable and other specialty crops – to address climate change. The... more »

Sustainability key to Terranova’s success

At Terranova Ranch, sustainability and concern for the environment fuel efficient growth of numerous vegetables, winegrapes and nuts. The San Joaquin Valley operation of 9,000 acres, in Helm, California, employs technology and new growing practices... more »

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