Soil Nutrition

Richard Smith retires after 37 years with University of California Extension

For four decades, when a new plant disease infected fields of lettuce or a new regulation was issued for agriculture, vegetable farmers across the state turned to Richard Smith for answers. Smith, the University of... more »

Growers learn about adopting regenerative practices

Regenerative agriculture involves growing healthier plants through improving soil health to reduce pest and weed pressures. Participants in the Soilcraft Regenerative Agriculture conference Jan. 16-17 in Pasco, Washington, learned about tools they can use to... more »

Biome Makers introduces new soil health management tool

Biome Makers has released the latest updates to BeCrop Technology, which decodes soil biology and soil health management. The... more »

Biologicals summit focuses on next-gen tools

A new event is designed to raise awareness of biological solutions that are available to fruit and vegetable growers to enhance soil and plant health. The Salinas Biological Summit is set for June 20-21, at... more »

Climate and soil experts release soil carbon data technology

For the first time, farmers, governments and corporations will be able to measure and understand key soil health parameters, including total soil carbon levels, in-situ and in real-time. Soil in Formation (SIF), a U.S.-based startup... more »

Fertilizer group seeks ‘regulatory certainty’ from Congress

Corey Rosenbusch, president and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) testified Feb. 28 at the House Committee on Agriculture hearing, “Uncertainty, Inflation, Regulations: Challenges for American Agriculture.” “Fertilizer is an essential tool for farmers to... more »

Albaugh rolls out new fungicide

The Environmental Protection Agency has given Albaugh LLC registration for its newest fungicide. Thrive 4M fungicide will be available for sale this spring, according to a news release. Its EPA registration number is 42750-391. The... more »

Azotic Technologies receives Canadian patent for Envita

Azotic Technologies, the maker of nitrogen-fixing product, Envita, has received a Canadian patent that offers broad protection on Azotic’s formulation and methods of application, not only for Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd), but all nitrogen-fixing bacteria under... more »

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Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

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