Production Stories
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Citrus
May 17, 2016
$130 Million In Funds For Fruit And Vegetable Education And Research
USDA allocates funds for Extension, organic production, food safety, and technology grants. Read More
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Fertilizer
May 13, 2016
Northeast Ag Sales To Distribute Agro-K Fertilizer Products
Partnership to all New England states enhanced access to full line of foliar plant nutrition and soil biological items. Read More
A non-native oil bee buzzes around a flowering plant at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden.
Fruits
May 12, 2016
Study: Climate Change Putting Sting On Non-Native Pollinators
Analysis of record-breaking 2010 cold spell yields hot leads about chilling effect on tropical bees in South Florida. Read More
Salty soil in California
Fruits
May 10, 2016
California Governor Signs Executive Order To Continue Water Savings
Rule updates existing requirements for agriculture water management plans. Read More
Beekeeper shows off honey comb at Churchview Farm
Citrus
May 10, 2016
Survey: Beekeepers Lost 44% Of Bees Last Year
Responses indicate summer losses rival winter losses for second year in a row. Read More
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Production
May 6, 2016
A Close Look At The GMO Breeding Process
A plant breeding expert details the scientific procedures required to bring GMO crops to market. Read More
Harvesting Tips At Kuhn Orchards
Equipment
May 2, 2016
USDA Offers New Loans For Portable Farm Storage, Handling Equipment
Portable equipment can help producers, including small and local farmers, get products to market quickly. Read More
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Leafy Vegetables
May 2, 2016
Electronic Eye Detects Decay Inside Bagged Lettuce
Researchers develop a way to help select breeding lines that will yield cut lettuce with a longer shelflife. Read More
The farmers market at the play market at Meadows Maze at Hopcott Farm
Farm Management
May 2, 2016
USDA Unveils New Urban Agriculture Toolkit
For urban farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs, the toolkit is an electronic document that helps users navigate more than 70 resources, including technical assistance and financing opportunities. Read More
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Production
April 28, 2016
Farm Demonstration Visits To Focus On Soil Health
California farmers will share practical experiences in “growing” healthy soil. Read More
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Farm Marketing
April 28, 2016
Small Producers Talk Profits
Four growers from across the country discuss the importance of knowing your customer, how to handle money, and being the face of your farm. Read More
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Fruits
April 27, 2016
It’s Time To Rethink Grade Standards For Produce
Food waste is largely dictated by limiting produce standards. Read More
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Fruits
May 25, 2016
Farm Bureau Says EPA, Army Corps Of Engi…
AFBF told Congress that the Army Corps' novel interpretations of environmental law are threatening farmers in California and other areas of the country. Read More
Citrus
May 17, 2016
$130 Million In Funds For Fruit And Vege…
USDA allocates funds for Extension, organic production, food safety, and technology grants. Read More
Fruits
May 12, 2016
Study: Climate Change Putting Sting On N…
Analysis of record-breaking 2010 cold spell yields hot leads about chilling effect on tropical bees in South Florida. Read More
Citrus
May 10, 2016
Survey: Beekeepers Lost 44% Of Bees Last…
Responses indicate summer losses rival winter losses for second year in a row. Read More
Production
May 6, 2016
A Close Look At The GMO Breeding Process
A plant breeding expert details the scientific procedures required to bring GMO crops to market. Read More
Farm Management
May 2, 2016
USDA Unveils New Urban Agriculture Toolk…
For urban farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs, the toolkit is an electronic document that helps users navigate more than 70 resources, including technical assistance and financing opportunities. Read More
Production
April 28, 2016
Farm Demonstration Visits To Focus On So…
California farmers will share practical experiences in “growing” healthy soil. Read More
Cucurbits
April 25, 2016
How To Maintain Proper Irrigation And Pe…
Fine-tune your irrigation practices, know which pests target melon crops, and make sure the inside of your tunnel doesn’t get too hot. Read More
Fruits
April 15, 2016
New Video Takes An Inside Look At Pollin…
The European honeybee gets all the attention, but there are more than 3,600 species of wild bees in North America. Read More
Fruits
April 12, 2016
App Helps Protect Bees In The Field
Oregon State University publication recommends best practices for managing pesticide applications to protect bees via a smartphone app. Read More
Production
April 8, 2016
Irrigation Options For Protected Culture
If you produce in the field and plan to add a greenhouse, or if you plan to switch from ornamentals to vegetables in protected culture, understand the systems involved and know your water source. Read More
Production
April 7, 2016
How To Determine The Right Greenhouse St…
When switching crops or adding a greenhouse to produce vegetables, experts say to start out small when investing in facilities. Read More
Production
April 6, 2016
New Technology May Help Crops Survive Dr…
Research from Purdue University may be valuable to commercial growers and useful for many species of plants. Read More
Production
March 8, 2016
Tractors & Planters: Maximum Reliabi…
Manufacturers and suppliers discuss how they are fine-tuning today’s equipment to meet your needs. Read More
Production
March 1, 2016
Media’s Ignorance Of Farming [Opinion]
A recent news story on the ag business highlights the fact growers should try to educate consumer news reporters. Read More
Farm Management
February 24, 2016
New Pollination Management Video Release…
Integrated Crop Pollination Project video intended for growers of specialty crops. Read More
Crop Protection
February 23, 2016
Extension Publications Available For Veg…
Three publications from Purdue University Extension for commercial growers cover production, trials, and diseases, including tomato disease management in greenhouses. Read More
Equipment
February 10, 2016
Get Your Sprayer Ready For Spring
Cleaning equipment, checking for damages, and ensuring proper calibration should be standard procedure before the season begins. Read More
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