Soil Nutrition

Combining cover crops, fall manure boosts both

Fall is often a practical time to apply manure nutrients for many growers. In the case of vegetables, regulations associated with food safety and organic certification can further limit available windows to apply raw manures... more »

Life lessons help Bailey Farms succeed with hot peppers

Specialty peppers are a hot business for Bailey Farms in Oxford, North Carolina. Bailey Farms grows 17 varieties of hot peppers at Oxford, as well as in Georgia and Florida on 1,200 of its own... 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 »

Florida growers discuss labor, inputs challenges

Florida’s growers are working to ensure state and federal policymakers hear their concerns about the numerous challenges and proposed rules to grow fresh produce. At the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) convention Sept. 12-14... more »

Biome Makers, Syngenta join tech to improve soil biodiversity

Biome Makers BeCrop technology is used across the globe to deliver insights into soil biology and sets the standard for soil health. Syngenta’s research and development-led LivinGro program will use BeCrop to make science-based decisions... more »

Tomato litchi genes studied for nematode resistance in potatoes

University of Idaho researchers are introducing genes from a plant in the nightshade family into potatoes, to develop spuds that resist harmful nematodes. The plant, called litchi tomato, has natural resistance to several species of... more »

$500 million grant program seeks to lower fertilizer cost

The Joe Biden administration, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is making $500 million in grants available to increase American-made fertilizer production to spur competition and combat price hikes on U.S. farmers caused by the... more »

Syngenta, Bioceres Crop Solutions collaborate on seed treatments

Customers seeking cutting-edge biological seed treatment solutions will benefit from a global commercial and research and development collaboration between Syngenta Crop Protection’s Seedcare business and Bioceres Crop Solutions, a leader in biological crop productivity solutions,... more »

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