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Soil management platform debuts

Researchers in a multi-year project to design and test a platform to support sustainable soil management and increase land productivity will present their findings in a web seminar. The 3 ½-year project, SIEUSOIL H2020, will... more »

Watermelon board to present consumer research

The National Watermelon Promotion Board will present its 2022 Watermelon Consumer Research Findings on Nov. 15. The NWPB and its consumer research partner, Aimpoint Research, will review consumers’ attitudes and awareness toward watermelon and compare... more »

Specialty crop growers join USDA in climate initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding up to $2.8 billion in a massive initiative with 70 projects – 15 of them involving fruit, vegetable and other specialty crops – to address climate change. The... more »

Fresh produce, floral labor incomes near pre-COVID levels

The U.S. fresh produce and floral industries support 2.2 million total jobs across all 50 states and $120.1 billion in labor income, nearly reaching pre-COVID levels, according to an economic impact study conducted on behalf... more »

Bayer’s Woodland Research Facility celebrates 50 years

From aggressive diseases and pest pressures to climate shifts, labor shortages and evolving consumer preferences, growers are facing more and more challenges in their work to grow nutritious and great-tasting fruits and vegetables. Innovation is... more »

Western Growers’ video urges passage of ag labor bill

Western Growers has issued another plea for the U.S. Senate to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, with a video that ties easing of the labor shortage to lower food prices. “The current broken immigration... more »

Purdue’s vegetable field day offers networking, education

Vegetable farming and growing vegetables in the home garden is important for many people in Northwest Indiana. Farmers and gardeners can increase their knowledge in vegetable production at an Aug. 9 field day from Purdue... more »

Vegetable council president to continue focus on research

Doug Horkey will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He’ll start his two-year term in January, succeeding outgoing president Joe Pirrone. Doug, 33, is a partner in Horkey Brothers, a vegetable... more »

USDA awards $21.4 million for organic research, Extension

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released details of 26 grants that will help organic farmers and ranchers improve business operations and bring more organic food to the... more »

BioConsortia adds researchers to Science Advisory Board

BioConsortia Inc. added three experts to its Scientific Advisory Board. All three are renowned leaders in their respective fields of research and each brings experience and knowledge to different aspects of BioConsortia’s AMS (Advanced Microbial... more »

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Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

Annual VGN Seed Showcase

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

UF studying horizontal tomatoes, disease resistance

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

Inflation pressure creates pricing conundrum

Yara’s incubator farms focus on soil health

Too hot for old men to be working in the grove

H-2A program in need of repair

 

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