Production Stories
Yanmar-UTV
Equipment
August 11, 2016
New UTV To Hit The Market In January 2017
Yanmar enters the UTV market with two designs of its Bull Series. Read More
four spinach varieties in a bin
Leafy Vegetables
August 8, 2016
Researchers Find Cold Weather Makes For Tastier High Tunnel-Produced Spinach
New Hampshire scientists conducted a two-year winter trial to determine the best spinach varieties and planting dates for production in unheated high-tunnels. Read More
honeybees
Fruits
August 6, 2016
Save The Pollinators [Opinion]
Bees need to be protected as these beneficial, pollinating insects have an important job: They help increase yields of both fruits and vegetables. Read More
Researchers plan to identify soil test critical levels for nitrogen and potassium, and calibrate common soil tests under high tunnel conditions to determine appropriate methods for predicting nutrient availability for different varieties of tomatoes, demonstrate the benefit of plants to increase biodiversity, and reduce pest problems. Photo credit: Lori Wright/NHAES
Production
August 2, 2016
SARE Grant Expands Tomato Research In High Tunnels
Researchers in New Hampshire receive grant to expand research for tomato nutrient and pest management in high tunnels. Read More
precision ag vision conference
Citrus
July 27, 2016
Ag Tech Is Hot On Horticulture; Get A Handle On What This Means For You
As evidenced by the recent AgTech Summit hosted by Forbes magazine in Salinas, CA, action in precision farming and the Read More
These wildflowers, planted near a California almond orchard, can be extremely effective in aiding pollinators. (Photo credit: Katharina Ullmann, Xerces Society)
Production
July 27, 2016
Survey: Fruit And Vegetable Growers Support Pollinators
Most of the berry, almond, melon, pumpkin, and tree fruit growers surveyed are being careful about how they manage their farms to minimize pesticide impacts and improve bees’ habitats. Read More
Bee Sperm - Washington State University Cryo Lab (Photo credit: WSU)
Production
July 26, 2016
Importing Frozen Honeybee Sperm Is Key To Conservation
The Washington State University (WSU) bee program has worked with researchers from around the world to create more honeybee genetic repositories like the one at WSU. Read More
watermelon field R Gordon
Crop Protection
July 25, 2016
Organic Insect Control Product Available From BioWorks
The mycoinsecticide is EPA registered and controls a variety of insect pests. Read More
This young almond orchard uses drip irrigation. (Photo Credit: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources)
Irrigation
July 14, 2016
New Tool Calculates Almond Orchard Water Needs
A new irrigation calculator tool may help almond growers who want to maximize irrigation efficiency to conserve water, a vital Read More
The Pitzer Wheel, named after co-founder and inventor Bob Pitzer, is an autonomous and continuous picking wheel on an automated strawberry picker that is being developed by Harvest CROO.
Berries
July 12, 2016
Automated Strawberry Picker: One Step Closer To Reality
Company receives U.S. Patent approval for continuous picking wheel on the machine. Read More
Prepping apples for cleaning, waxing, and sorting.
Fruits
July 11, 2016
‘Next Generation’ Of 1-MCP Postharvest Technology Gets EPA Approval
Decco/ESSENTIV’s TruPick is to be used on apples, pears, and other fruits and vegetables. Read More
Yara Water Solution system installation in a Florida citrus grove
Citrus
July 8, 2016
Yara Seeking To Make Splash With New Water-Saving Tool
Unique plant-based sensor technology is being tested in California and Florida citrus groves. Read More
The Latest
Fruits
August 6, 2016
Save The Pollinators [Opinion]
Bees need to be protected as these beneficial, pollinating insects have an important job: They help increase yields of both fruits and vegetables. Read More
Production
August 2, 2016
SARE Grant Expands Tomato Research In Hi…
Researchers in New Hampshire receive grant to expand research for tomato nutrient and pest management in high tunnels. Read More
Citrus
July 27, 2016
Ag Tech Is Hot On Horticulture; Get A Ha…
As evidenced by the recent AgTech Summit hosted by Forbes magazine in Salinas, CA, action in precision farming and the Read More
Production
July 27, 2016
Survey: Fruit And Vegetable Growers Supp…
Most of the berry, almond, melon, pumpkin, and tree fruit growers surveyed are being careful about how they manage their farms to minimize pesticide impacts and improve bees’ habitats. Read More
Production
July 26, 2016
Importing Frozen Honeybee Sperm Is Key T…
The Washington State University (WSU) bee program has worked with researchers from around the world to create more honeybee genetic repositories like the one at WSU. Read More
Berries
July 12, 2016
Automated Strawberry Picker: One Step Cl…
Company receives U.S. Patent approval for continuous picking wheel on the machine. Read More
Fruits
July 7, 2016
New Video Highlights Benefits Of Plantin…
It’s becoming clear that one effective method is to plant wildflowers at field edges. Read More
Crop Protection
July 6, 2016
Abiotic Issues Affect Vegetable Producti…
Although most issues you face are biotic, abiotic issues can greatly impact vegetable crop yield and quality. Read More
Equipment
July 6, 2016
Options In Harvest Mechanization For Veg…
Depending on your goals, labor-saving devices are available to just about any grower, big or small. Two growers and an equipment manufacturer discuss the kinds of things you can do — and what it will mean for your production. Read More
Citrus
July 5, 2016
Citrus, Pistachio Researchers Named Firs…
Extension advisors named University of California Cooperative Extension Presidential Chairs to study pistachio production systems. Read More
Fruits
June 28, 2016
Bees May Accidentally Bring Varroa Mites…
A USDA research team is learning that mite populations often spike in the fall, due to migration into the hives. Read More
Equipment
June 17, 2016
New Tractor For The Small Grower On The …
New business venture's goal is to meet the needs of those producing on a limited number of acres. Read More
Fruits
June 10, 2016
5 Components To Help Streamline The Irri…
Check out details on some of the latest products to help you achieve efficiencies in your irrigation system. Read More
Irrigation
June 8, 2016
How To Use Irrigation Water Wisely For Y…
Experts from both coasts share advice on ways to save this precious resource on the farm, including drip tape management and increasing organic matter. Read More
Irrigation
June 6, 2016
How To Maximize Water Efficiency On Your…
Growers from both East and West reveal how they get the most from their water supply – and save money. Read More
Fruits
June 4, 2016
Small Farmers To Gather In Fall
Meeting will address the challenges small farmers face and their vital role in American agriculture. Read More
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
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