Crop Protection

Robots perform field work at FIRA USA

Allowing growers to watch the latest AgTech products operate in the field was a big part of FIRA USA. Through demonstrations and static displays at the Sept. 19-21 event in Salinas California, technology providers focusing... more »

Autonomous tech invades the ‘Salad Bowl’

Despite a limited number of robots and automated machines being deployed in some grower fields, more buy-in is needed by venture capital (VC) firms that fund AgTech products. The challenge of making robotics and smart... more »

Urban grower’s plots help feed neighborhood

Edwin “Craig” Thomas Jr. took his knowledge of growing vegetables, which he learned from his father, to help address food insecurity in Savannah, Georgia, in one of the oldest free Black neighborhoods in the South.... more »

Avoiding errors helps Leger & Son successfully grow watermelons

Before Leger & Son can harvest a single watermelon, there are many considerations: soil health, pests and disease challenges, and water availability. Nearly six decades after the family began farming watermelons, the third-generation company grows... more »

UGA leads research into silverleaf whiteflies with USDA

In 2017, an outbreak of a small, white bug — about a millimeter in size — swept through south Georgia, causing widespread damage totaling more than $150 million to the vegetable industry that year. Now... more »

Idaho Potato Conference provides industry updates

University of Idaho Extension will present the 56th Annual Idaho Potato Conference & Trade Show Jan. 17-18, in the Pond Student Union Building on the campus of Idaho State University, Pocatello. The conference covers a... more »

Georgia Ag Forecast includes specialty crop reports

Registration for the 2024 Georgia Ag Forecast, presented by the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and UGA Cooperative Extension, is now open.   The Georgia Ag Forecast is scheduled for Jan. 26 at... more »

Sponsors join study on grower sentiment on biologicals

Informa Markets’ Farm Progress and Valent BioSciences have signed on as sponsors of benchmarking research focused on the use of agricultural biologicals on specialty crops. The study, "Biologicals: Specialty Crop Growers’ Perceptions, Values, and Potential,”... more »

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Spraying tech

Smart crop monitoring solutions

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Labor challenges persist in the fruit and vegetable growing world.

A&M Farms’ embrace of tech

App technology

Veg connections: Cover crops

National Plant Diagnostic Network: Plant health at a crossroads

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Fresh Views: sustainability program

Business: succession

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