Soil Nutrition

Cover crops in Sacramento Valley topic of tour on March 3

Farmers and ranchers are invited on a tour to learn how to use cover crops to build soil health. A full-day tour of several cover crop sites in orchards and annual crop fields in the... more »

Heliae Agriculture awards no-till grower with 80 acres of PhycoTerra

Heliae Agriculture, an algal tech company specializing in scalable regenerative agriculture solutions, announced Jan. 18 the award of 80 acres worth of PhycoTerra soil microbial food to Joe Sperfslage, a no-till grower from Coggin, Iowa. The... more »

North Dakota-based Talc USA sees majority interest bought by Brandt

Brandt, an agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty ag products, has acquired a majority interest in Talc USA. Based in Page, North Dakota, Talc USA develops, manufactures and markets talc-based and related AG products that increase... more »

Soil moisture retention helps cover crops offset water use

Cover crop research conducted by a team of university researchers is now helping to inform and shape policy to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in several San Joaquin Valley counties. [caption id="" align="aligncenter"... more »

Management plan to improve Lake Erie approved in Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and departmental leaders unveiled Dec. 17 Michigan’s final adaptive management plan serving as the companion document to the previously released Domestic Action Plan (DAP) addressing the causes driving harmful algal blooms in... more »

Ceres Imaging integrates in-field soil moisture probes, aerial insights

Ceres Imaging, a precision irrigation company that helps farmers build more profitable and more sustainable operations, has announced that it will offer soil moisture probes as part of its precision irrigation subscription service to growers... more »

Co-composting off-site ag waste boosted in California

The Federal-State On-Farm Compost Work Group announced Dec. 9 the launch of an On-Farm Compost Resource Website. The resources on this website include information and tools to help farmers and ranchers compost agricultural byproducts, including... more »

CSU climate change solution acquired by Boston-based ag tech company

For more than two decades, Colorado State University has been at the forefront of soil carbon science.  “There’s a long history of agroecosystems work here at CSU,” said Keith Paustian, University Distinguished Professor in the... more »

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Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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