Water

Global Green USA aims to turn waste into assets

Global Green USA, in conjunction with a national grocer with over 1,300 location and members of its national Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR), coordinated a pilot that led to the conversion of all cabbage packing... more »

New wash for sanitizing fresh produce

An Agricultural Research Service scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash formulated with natural compounds that could reduce the number of foodborne illnesses caused each year by Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Listeria on fresh-cut... more »

Nimitz gets label for direct-seeded crops in Florida counties

Nimitz nematicide has received a FIFRA Section 24(c) Special Local Need (SLN) label for Miami-Dade, Lee, Hendry, Manatee, Hardee and Hillsborough counties in Florida.According to a news release from Adama, granted by the Florida Department... more »

Replenishing California groundwater may be done by flooding fields in rainy years

As farmers pump groundwater to keep their crops alive during the California drought, many of the state's aquifers are being drained rapidly. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) researchers are working on a new... more »

Processing tomato production at a record high

Contracted production for California processing tomatoes is forecast at 14.5 million tons, averaging 49.5 tons per acre. The current forecasted production is 4% above the 2014 crop, and 1% above the May forecast.Harvest started the... more »

Better tomato nutrition for improved packouts

Producing the greatest quantity of the highest quality tomatoes (peppers too) requires careful attention to production details.Packable tomato yields of 20-plus pounds per plant are readily attainable by growers willing to focus on production details.... more »

North Dakota judge blocks EPA’s water rule

According to media reports, a federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Obama administration's water rule hours before it was due to take effect.Here's more from The Hill: Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court... more »

USDA to offer assistance to farmers affected by Washington fires

Washington's farmers and ranchers affected by this year's devastating drought and wildfires may receive financial relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency according to FSA State Executive Director Judy Olson.“Many of our... more »

Mississippi grower awarded for on-farm activities

Mississippi vegetable grower Allen Eubanks was recently selected as his state's winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. He was nominated by Patricia Knight of Mississippi State University's Coastal Research... more »

Ground truthing technology utilizes sensors to determine crop trends

Agriculture today has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th century farmers might barely recognize.Alex Thomasson, professor of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, said it was only 100 years ago that... more »


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