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Obvius fungicide seed treatment from BASF receives registration

Obvius fungicide seed treatment from BASF received full Environmental Protection Agency registration for use on pulse, podded vegetables and canola. State registrations are forthcoming.“This is the newest tool from BASF to help growers get their season off... more »

Ag-Biotech expands, moves to new facility in California

Ag-Biotech has moved its offices and laboratories to a new, larger facility that allows for enhanced service capabilities, according to the company. The premises, at 9701 Blue Larkspur Lane, Suite A, Monterey, California, will house... more »

Bozeman named next COO of Seedway

John Bozeman will become the chief operating officer of Seedway on Sept. 1.A native of Sale City, Georgia, Bozeman was raised on a family farm (row crop, vegetable, swine and cattle). He studied crop science... more »

J&J Family of Farms expands leadership team

As part of ongoing efforts to expand the leadership team and keep pace with organizational growth, J&J Family of Farms as appointed Tom Travers as Chief Operating Officer.Effective June 15, Travers assumed the COO role... more »

Jolene Brown to keynote farm marketing program at 2015 Great Lakes EXPO

Jolene Brown will make the keynote presentation for the farm marketing program at the 2015 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO, to be held Dec. 8-10 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Brown is a farmer,... more »

Rules govern union access to farms for ‘heat sweeps’

The United Farm Workers labor union has recently engaged in a flurry of activity. UFW public communications call these actions "heat sweeps during harvest," meaning they may continue throughout the summer and fall. Key to... more »

Onion weed control in a cool, wet year

Onion weed control always requires attention and effort, but in wet years it becomes very difficult to maintain clean fields. Weeds grow more rapidly than onions, herbicides lose activity sooner and wet fields make subsequent... more »

Protect strawberries from foliar diseases after renovation

The 2015 growing season has been rainy with generally moderate temperatures, conditions that are particularly conducive to fungal and bacterial diseases. In many strawberry fields, leaf spots are common though may not necessarily be severe.... more »

Better nutrient management with edge-of-field monitoring

A new edge-of-field monitoring program allows the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to work with farmers and conservation partners, such as Michigan State University Extension and the River Raisin Watershed Council to evaluate crop... more »

Sakata Seed develops Infinite Gold melon

Sakata Seed America unveiled a new variety of cantaloupe called Infinite Gold. Bred through traditional breeding practices, Infinite Gold LSL (Long Shelf Life) melon offers long shelf life, high-yield potential and infinite flavor, according to... more »

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