Crop Protection

Spray drone education offered by MSU

Michigan State University is offering a new event for spray drone pilots, and those interested in using spray drones. The Spray Drone Spring Fly-in, is an all-day workshop April 10 (in case of rain, it... more »

Irish foundation recognizes U.S. AgTech leaders

Eamonn Keogh, distinguished professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of California-Riverside, and John Hartnett, founder and CEO of SVG Ventures|THRIVE, have received honors for exceptional contributions to research and innovation.... more »

Summer cover crops: A matter of timing, seed choice

It’s easy for Ajay Nair, professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Agriculture, to point out the reasons growers should include cover crops in their planning process. He’s seen the results of increased microbial diversity... more »

Onion meeting meeting highlights labor, exports, disease

The state of the onion industry’s trade organization is healthy while scientists are battling bacterial diseases that threaten growers’ crops. Gathering in San Antonio Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for the National Onion Association’s (NOA) annual convention,... more »

UCANR to host nematode workshop  

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) is offering a workshop focused on nematodes. The workshop is scheduled for March 26 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. The event is designed to provide... more »

Going greens: Baker Farms finds success in timely switch

Family and a dedication to producing distinctive crops are parts of the recipe of success for Baker Farms LLC. The third-generation family-run grower, shipper and processor of leafy greens has been growing vegetables in southwest... more »

Researcher study conditions triggering weed emergence

University of Idaho researchers are using newly acquired equipment to study when temperatures are ideal to kick off the growing cycle of different weeds. The goal is to determine the best time to apply herbicides,... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors industry experts

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, Michigan, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family... more »

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