Soil Nutrition

USDA funds innovation through on-farm trials of conservation systems

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is awarding $25 million in grants designed to help partners implement and evaluate innovative conservation practices that have demonstrated benefits on farmland. According to a news release, the funding... more »

Sand particles coated in oil could help hold more moisture in the soil

Growers often need to regulate soil temperature, reduce weeds and minimize water loss. Agricultural mulch can help farmers do so. But the plastic in commonly used agricultural mulch can degrade soil and water quality. Microplastics... more »

Biopesticide startup gets $750K more in NSF funding

Cornell-based startup Ascribe Bioscience, which applies the emerging field of metabolomics to the soil microbiome to develop new products for agriculture, has won a $750,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II... more »

Grant funds used to measure efficacy of organic fertilizers

Organic tomato growers use cover crops and compost to build fertility; however, these practices don’t always provide sufficient soil nutrient availability during the period of rapid plant growth, which can limit tomato nutrient uptake, yields,... more »

YouTube channel sheds light on importance of California soil health

University of California Cooperative Extension and the Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers... more »

UC Cooperative Extension to investigate healthy soil practices

Six University of California Cooperative Extension research projects were awarded funding ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 each from the California Department of Food and Agriculture Healthy Soils Program. The grants are designed to fund implementation and... more »

Understanding soil health at the 2020 Great Lakes EXPO

For vegetable growers, the fertility and quality of your soil is of the utmost importance. At the 2020 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO, a couple of the highlighted sessions will focus on... more »

Ray Austin joins BioSafe Systems in Southeast region

BioSafe Systems has added Ray Austin to its team, a soil treatment specialist based out of Florida. Austin comes with extensive experience as an agricultural consultant, and over 20 years as a commercial vegetable grower.... more »

Current Issue

August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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