Technology

Use pH meter when checking soil acidity

Decreasing soil pH, also called soil acidification, is a growing concern in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Researchers and farmers have found soil pH values below 5.0 (more acidic) throughout the Palouse region. Acid soil... more »

UC Davis faces lawsuit over strawberry breeding technology

Two scientists have filed a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). California Berry Cultivars, a company co-founded by former UC Davis scientists Douglas Shaw and Kirk Larson, along with A.G. Kawamura, filed... more »

Soil management practices impact strawberry production

Researchers have seen mixed results in the first two years of trials studying the impact of soil management practices on strawberry production. Amanda McWhirt, horticulture Extension specialist at the University of Arkansas, presented the findings... more »

Agriculture toolkit provides resources for urban farmers

The USDA has unveiled the Urban Agriculture Toolkit, a new resource created by USDA's Know Your Farmer team to help entrepreneurs and community leaders create jobs and increase access to healthy food through urban agriculture. Industry... more »

Michigan Certified Fertilizer Applicator program available

In its first five months of operation, the newly-launched Michigan Certified Fertilizer Applicator Program (CFA) has enrolled more than 450 professionals representing 45 companies in Michigan. The CFA, developed by the Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA),... more »

Renewable energy sources cheaper than ever

If you’ve looked into a renewable energy source – solar, wind, geothermal or other – as a way to power your farm and decided it was too expensive, you need to look again. The money-saving... more »

Loans available for handling equipment, portable storage

USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer announced changes to the Farm... more »

BRANDT gains majority stake in BAICOR

BRANDT has acquired a majority interest in BAICOR, based in Logan, Utah. BAICOR manufactures and distributes specialty fertilizers, focusing on liquids for foliar and soil applications. This acquisition will give BRANDT additional manufacturing capacity, plus access... more »

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