Soil Nutrition

Study looks at cover crops, plastic in organic growing

The Rodale Institute California Organic Center has preliminary results from its 2021 study exploring cover crops as an alternative to black plastic mulch in organic vegetable systems. The California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty... more »

Water saving irrigation pivot sensor introduced

An irrigation company and a digital ag supplier are partnering to help growers improve irrigation efficiencies. CropX Technologies, a global agribusiness farm management and digital agriculture provider, is launching a new product in partnership with... more »

Urban grower’s plots help feed neighborhood

Edwin “Craig” Thomas Jr. took his knowledge of growing vegetables, which he learned from his father, to help address food insecurity in Savannah, Georgia, in one of the oldest free Black neighborhoods in the South.... more »

Avoiding errors helps Leger & Son successfully grow watermelons

Before Leger & Son can harvest a single watermelon, there are many considerations: soil health, pests and disease challenges, and water availability. Nearly six decades after the family began farming watermelons, the third-generation company grows... more »

Online, in-person events focus on soil health

Washington State University will co-host a series of events across the state in February to advance soil health practices and knowledge. SoilCon, now in its fourth year, is a free resource for agricultural professionals to... more »

Commentary: 5 AgTech trends to watch in 2024

Editor's note: In 2023, the agricultural industry faced challenges from extreme weather to supply chain issues. To address these issues and meet the goal of feeding a growing population, researchers and engineering teams developed smart... more »

California to growers: What is ‘regenerative?’

With companies increasingly using the term “regenerative” to sell their products, there’s also growing pressure to nail down what this latest farming buzzword means. The unregulated term has crept into legislation, language authorizing government funding... more »

Microbial crop trial program finishes at ProGro BIO

ProGro BIO has completed its 2023 microbial crop trial program. The program extensively tested the efficacy of ProGro BIO's cornerstone microbial soil inoculant, Rhizol, across 15,000 acres of crops in 23 states and involving 375... more »

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