Tagged beneficials

Protected AgricultureUtilizing Integrated Pest Management In The Greenhouse
April 7, 2014
Beneficials protect peppers from aphids and thrips both in and out of the greenhouse. Read More
FruitsSonoma County Grape Harvest Running Ahead
October 11, 2013
Sonoma County’s 2013 harvest season has turned the corner and headed down the home stretch. Current reports are showing that Read More
FruitsCornell Specialty Crops Research Gets USDA Funding
September 30, 2013
Ten of Cornell University’s specialty crop research projects recently received USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants totalling more than $900,000. The Read More
FruitsCalifornia Growers Investigated For Possible Illegal Vineyard Plantings
September 25, 2013
Officials are investigating 12 possible violations of a new emergency ordinance prohibiting the planting of any new vineyards on California’s Read More
FruitsCommentary: Selling Wine To Hispanics
September 25, 2013
A provocative economic analysis was recently released with the title, “Marketing Wine To Hispanics,” and subhead “The 50 Million Case Read More
FruitsCalifornia Table Grapes Poised For Another Record Crop
September 25, 2013
California table grapes have been shipped at a record pace in recent weeks. According to USDA data through Sept. 13, Read More
FruitsStrong Concord Grape Harvest Expected In New York
September 25, 2013
A robust harvest of Concord Grapes is expected in New York, according to researchers and viticulturists at the Lake Erie Read More
FruitsAmerican Society For Enology And Viticulture Names New President
September 24, 2013
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) has confirmed Dr. James Kennedy as the 2013-2014 president. The chairman of Read More
Apples & Pears2013 Top Fruit Growers Report
September 24, 2013
American/Western Fruit Grower’s annual Top 100 Growers report is ranked according to 2012 acreage for the below crops, and the Read More
Fruits2013 Top Grape Growers
September 23, 2013
This list, which is part of American/Western Fruit Grower’s annual Top 100 Growers report, is ranked according to 2012 acreage Read More
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GenNext GrowersPlan Ahead To Secure Farm Funding
April 1, 2015
Do your homework before applying for a grant or a loan. Read More
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Food SafetyBill To Halt Patchwork Of State GMO Labeling Laws
March 31, 2015
Reintroduced bill includes a new provision allowing for labeling products as GMO-free via USDA-certification process. Read More
BerriesSouthern Strawberry, Peach Growers Concerned About Cold…
March 31, 2015
Plastic coverings, sprinklers used to keep crops warm with consecutive nights of low temperatures. Read More
Food SafetyFDA Holding Public Meeting On FSMA Implementation Strat…
March 31, 2015
Forum to provide opportunity to discuss planning efforts for the next phase of Food Safety Modernization Act implementation. Read More
PotatoesNew Dual-Purpose Potato Variety Released
March 31, 2015
The russet-skinned variety from the University of Maine and the Maine Potato Board boasts high yields. Read More
CitrusMake Every Day Ag Day
March 31, 2015
Another National Ag Day came and went on March 18. Did you do anything to promote it this year? Even Read More
VegetablesSweet Potato Options For Midwest Growers
March 31, 2015
In the U.S., commercial production of sweet potatoes is mainly in the southern states, particularly North Carolina and Louisiana. The Read More
Farm ManagementLocation Is King When Marketing
March 31, 2015
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School marketing professor David Bell was being interviewed on my local NPR station about his recently Read More
HarvestingOptimize Your Asparagus Harvest
March 30, 2015
It is an exciting time of the year when asparagus spears start poking their heads out of the ground. Careful Read More
Apples & PearsPink Lady Apple Production Continues To Grow
March 30, 2015
Total production is up nearly 50% over 2009, and is expected to increase 33% in the next three years. Read More
Food SafetyHow To Manage Food Safety Risks
March 30, 2015
You need to understand produce safety issues and what they mean to your farm. Read More
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CitrusGrowing Demand For Magnesium Nitrate Spurs TradeMark Ni…
March 30, 2015
Via enhancements made to its manufacturing plant, Florida company is able to provide more of its product to various fertilizer distributors and retailers throughout the country. Read More
Apples & PearsHow Will We Sell All These Apples? [Opinion]
March 30, 2015
Apple production is reaching heights that would have been unthinkable two or three decades ago. That's great news for growers — if we can sell them all profitably, Read More
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Integrated Pest ManagementBlue Orchard Bee Shows Promise As An Alternative Pollin…
March 30, 2015
The native bee Osmia lignaria could soon be a valuable piece of the pollinator mix, especially for smaller almond growers. Read More
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Farm ManagementDon’t Burn Out This Spring
March 30, 2015
Finding ways to limit stress will benefit both you and your business. Read More
Apples & PearsSounding Off On GMOs: The Arctic Apple Decision
March 27, 2015
Industry leaders share their feelings on the recently approved genetically modified apples. Read More
BerriesBuilding A Better Black Raspberry
March 27, 2015
Studies focusing on consumer preference, aphid resistance, heat tolerance, and genetics aim to capitalize on an expanding market. Read More
Insect & Disease UpdateMore California Citrus Placed Under Psyllid Quarantine
March 27, 2015
Asian citrus psyllid is found in Madera County – the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Read More