Soil Nutrition

Biome Makers updates biological soil analysis BeCrop

Biome Makers Inc. announced Jan. 27 updates to its advanced biological soil analysis: BeCrop. Growers used to have to wait until after the growing season to determine the success of their crops, but now BeCrop... more »

Improving fertilization and irrigation practices targeted by project

The California Department of Food And Agriculture (CDFA) has received $2 million from the USDA for a research consortium to implement a demonstration and outreach approach to help farmers improve nitrogen fertilization and irrigation practices.... more »

Cover crops in Sacramento Valley topic of tour on March 3

Farmers and ranchers are invited on a tour to learn how to use cover crops to build soil health. A full-day tour of several cover crop sites in orchards and annual crop fields in the... more »

Heliae Agriculture awards no-till grower with 80 acres of PhycoTerra

Heliae Agriculture, an algal tech company specializing in scalable regenerative agriculture solutions, announced Jan. 18 the award of 80 acres worth of PhycoTerra soil microbial food to Joe Sperfslage, a no-till grower from Coggin, Iowa. The... more »

North Dakota-based Talc USA sees majority interest bought by Brandt

Brandt, an agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty ag products, has acquired a majority interest in Talc USA. Based in Page, North Dakota, Talc USA develops, manufactures and markets talc-based and related AG products that increase... more »

Soil moisture retention helps cover crops offset water use

Cover crop research conducted by a team of university researchers is now helping to inform and shape policy to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in several San Joaquin Valley counties. [caption id="" align="aligncenter"... more »

Management plan to improve Lake Erie approved in Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and departmental leaders unveiled Dec. 17 Michigan’s final adaptive management plan serving as the companion document to the previously released Domestic Action Plan (DAP) addressing the causes driving harmful algal blooms in... more »

Ceres Imaging integrates in-field soil moisture probes, aerial insights

Ceres Imaging, a precision irrigation company that helps farmers build more profitable and more sustainable operations, has announced that it will offer soil moisture probes as part of its precision irrigation subscription service to growers... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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