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Field trials spur soil inoculant introduction

ProGro BIO has introduced a soil inoculant. ProGro has announced the commencement of its 2024 U.S. expansive in-field trial program. Building upon the success of its 2023 program, which encompassed more than 10,000 acres across... more »

Albaugh wins California fungicide registration for oomycete diseases

Crop protection specialist Albaugh LLC has received registration in California for a fungicide that battles a major disease afflicting a variety of fruit, vegetable and nut crops. Soilborne oomycete diseases, including pythium and Phytophthora spp.,... more »

First Michigan vegetable report for 2024 released

As Michigan's vegetable growers gear up for the 2024 growing season, they face unusual challenges stemming from the warmest winter on record, according to the first weekly report from Michigan State University Extension (MSU). The... more »

Robotics being tested sorting Vidalia onions

In time for this year's Vidalia sweet onion harvest, robotics are involved in a trial helping sort onions on Georgia farms. During the pandemic, labor problems became acute on many farms in Georgia and across... more »

Growers share tips on sparing crops from wildlife

From fences to traps and hot sauce, growers shared tips on how they keep wildlife from eating and damaging their crops at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. Throughout a session on wildlife damage control,... more »

G&R Farms hires Vidalia onions veteran

G&R Farms has added Rawls Neville as sales manager. A Vidalia onion industry veteran, Neville joined the third generation southeast Georgia Vidalia onion grower on April 1. Neville began his career as a farm hand... more »

Bland Farms’ sweet success

Long before the family name became synonymous with the iconic Vidalia sweet onion, the Bland family was known for other crops.  The third generation family operation began in 1948 when Raymond Bland started a 50-acre... more »

Texas 1015 sweet onion harvest starts

Harvest of Texas 1015 Sweet Onions (TX1015) has started, and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) is kicking off promotional activities. Funded through a USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service Specialty Crop Block Grant through the Texas Department... more »

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