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Farm Bureau strategist joins ag consultancy

Veteran strategic communications professional Mace Thornton has joined Stratovation Group, an ag consultancy concern, as partner and chief operating officer who will lead client services. With a career spanning more than 30 years as a... more »

Yara’s incubator farms focus on soil health

Soil health is a key part of Yara North America’s new incubator farm in Auburn, Alabama.  At the 80-acre farm at Auburn University’s E.V. Smith Research Station, practical approaches to managing and influencing soil health... more »

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

Onion thrips are a major insect pest in onions. They feed on onion leaves, resulting in silvery scarring, reducing the amount of green leaf tissue (Fig. 1A). A reduction in green tissue negatively affects the... more »

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Despite some low crop years, Florida tomato growers are returning to normal production. A continuing concern, however, is protecting the crop from pests. At the Florida Tomato Institute on Sept. 7 in LaBelle, Florida, growers... more »

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

Specialty crop growers and their tools are usually inseparable. But is that the case for small organic vegetable growers and compact agricultural robots? A pair of Michigan State University (MSU) associates sought  an answer to... more »

ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

When vegetable growers plant a seed in the field, they’re putting faith in a multi-year development process that is designed to deliver highly specific results, from how long it takes for the seed to grow... more »

Biobest recognized for pest, disease biocontrol

Biobest has received the Bernard Blum Award, for the most innovative biocontrol product, in recognition of Pronemite (Pronematus ubiquitus) – a new category of commercial arthropod biocontrol agent that concurrently targets a key pest, and... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

A grower entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational sessions. Michael Kilpatrick, who runs the online farmer education... more »

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