Soil Nutrition

Steam, chemicals offer weed and pathogen control options

Researchers are examining how growers can control weeds and soilborne pathogens through steam and alternative chemicals. A session during the March 7-10 North American Strawberry Symposium in San Luis Obispo, California, examined research into weed... more »

Pest, disease damage expected, harvest impacts uncertain

The seemingly unending flow of water saturating their fields is burdening California growers with pests and diseases. In March and continuing into April and later, torrential rains and multiple “atmospheric rivers” swept across the state,... more »

BRANDT to build Nebraska production facility

BRANDT, a retailer of agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty ag input products, plans to start construction on a production facility in Aurora, Nebraska, this summer. The company plans for the facility, Advanced Ag Formulations,... more »

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day registration opens

Registration is open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day. The university is inviting fruit and vegetable growers to participate in Purdue Extension's annual event, which is scheduled for July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1... more »

Regeneratively-produced biological solution released by DPH Biologicals

After two years of developmental work, DPH Biologicals has released RegenAphex, a technology platform based on the regenerative power of a proprietary plant-based humus extract. The extract is produced at the company’s Princeton, Illinois site,... more »

Syngenta, Biotalys partner on sustainable farming, pests

Syngenta Crop Protection and Biotalys are collaborating to research, develop and commercialize new biocontrol solutions to manage key pests in a broad variety of crops. Biotalys is an agricultural technology company focused on protein-based biocontrol... more »

Soil testing program returns to MSU

After a three-month break, Michigan State University Extension is launching a new soil testing program for commercial growers and home gardeners in Michigan. Through a partnership with A&L Great Lakes Laboratories Inc., Michigan residents can purchase soil... more »

Worm force: Vermiculture helps soil, protects crops

Earthworms can rejuvenate soil to create healthy crops. Through earthworms, unhealthy soil can quickly be made healthy, said George Hahn, owner and president of the Worm Gold/California Vermiculture LLC.  “Go to a redwood forest or... more »

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