Tagged best management practices

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Citrus
July 14, 2017
Everglades Agricultural Area Farmers Winning at Water Quality
Annual report shows use of best management practices results in another massive reduction in phosphorus flow. Read More
Center pivot irrigation system at Florida research farm
Citrus
June 30, 2017
New Project to Promote Water Security for Florida and Georgia Farmers
With the help of five-year, $5 million USDA grant, stakeholders will learn what it takes to better preserve precious resource. Read More
drought management; irrigation; water management
Citrus
April 17, 2017
Florida Flush with Water Shortage Warnings
Conservation practices preached throughout the state as exceptionally dry pattern persists.  Read More
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More Vegetables
March 31, 2017
BMPs Paying off Big for Northeast Florida Farmers
Tri-County Agricultural Area projects to share $1.5 million in funding for continued conservation and nutrient management. Read More
Irrigation
July 28, 2015
River Point Farms Sets Standard For Water Application, Conservation Practices
Efficient systems help the Oregon farm, one of the largest onion growers in the U.S., achieve high yields while minimizing water inputs. Read More
Citrus
September 26, 2014
Florida Farmers Finding Ways To Cultivate An Environment Of Excellence [Opinion]
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam salutes producers putting their best management practices forward. Read More
Citrus
April 21, 2014
Get To The Bottom Of BMPs For Bees
Florida citrus growers and beekeepers seek common ground after recent skirmishes. Read More
Crop Protection
April 16, 2014
Potato BMPs Have Farmers Examining Drainage, Tailwater Storage
Controlling and capturing water addresses nutrient concerns. Read More
Citrus
January 22, 2014
Opinion: Florida Farmers Rise Above Water Worries
The pressure is on for growers to stem the rising tide of regulations and public misunderstanding. Read More
Citrus
January 20, 2014
Florida Goes Back To The Well To Protect Water
Lake Okeechobee’s troubles return the spotlight on the Sunshine State's precarious relationship with a precious resource. Read More
Cucurbits
October 16, 2013
Growers In Cantaloupe Case Expected To Plead Guilty
Charged with misdemeanors for allowing contaminated cantaloupes to enter the food supply, brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen of Jensen Farms have Read More
Crop Protection
October 9, 2013
Pesticide Residue Free Certification Awarded To Tanimura & Antle Hydroponic Lettuce
Greenhouse-grown butter lettuce from Salinas, CA-based Tanimura & Antle has been independently certified as “Pesticide Residue Free.” Lettuce packages from Read More
Food Safety
October 8, 2013
California Leafy Greens Food Safety Audits Continue
Scott Horsfall, the chief executive officer of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA), says that in light Read More
Food Safety
October 8, 2013
Answers To Common Questions About Agriculture Water In FSMA
With the deadline for commenting on the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act nearing, Dr. Luke F. Read More
Food Safety
October 1, 2013
Center for Produce Safety Awards $3 million To 16 Projects
The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) at the University of California, Davis, announced last week 16 new grant awards valued Read More
Food Safety
September 30, 2013
Opinion: Listeria Charges Could Set A Dangerous Precedent
Who in the produce and agricultural communities could not regret 2011’s listeria outbreak in cantaloupe and subsequent loss of 33 Read More
Citrus
September 25, 2013
Florida Growers Gather To Take On Big Issues
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) hosted its 70th Annual Convention in Amelia Island tackling the hot topics facing Read More
Food Safety
September 4, 2013
Comments Still Taken For Produce Safety Rule
Growers have until Nov. 15 to comment on the USDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), specifically the Produce Safety Rule. Read More
Food Safety
September 4, 2013
Changes To Leafy Greens Metrics
The changes to Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) metrics are a result of months of work, according to an August Read More
Food Safety
August 7, 2013
Changes to Pre-Harvest Harmonized Standards Now Official
The Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative Technical Working Group (TWG) has approved changes to the Field Operations and Harvesting Harmonized Food Read More
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Citrus
July 26, 2017
Despite Controversy, Most Major Ag Group…
Most of the major agricultural associations are coming out in support of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Sam Clovis to Read More
Citrus
July 26, 2017
If We Want American Farm Workers, We Hav…
Now is the time to lobby for ways to attract American labor. One idea? Offer college tuition and student loan forgiveness in exchange for farm work. Read More
Apples & Pears
July 25, 2017
Tips to Transition to an Apple Fruiting …
Follow these suggestions to make the move from a 3-D spindle-shaped canopy to a 2-D system using mechanical pruning. Read More
Crop Protection
July 25, 2017
Vegetable Field Scouting Guide: Diamondb…
Due diligence is needed to help take down this pest of biblical proportions. Read More
Disease Control
July 25, 2017
Brown Rot Sinks its Teeth into Michigan …
Unseasonably wet weather causes outbreak, and growers are warned it can spread to peaches. Read More
Fruits
July 25, 2017
Michigan’s a Hit with Tree Fruit Growers
International Fruit Tree Association’s annual summer tour draws nearly 250 attendees. Read More
Farm Management
July 25, 2017
Grants Allocated to Tackle Changing Clim…
Projects designed to develop new approaches to mitigate effects of changing growing environment. Read More
Farm Management
July 24, 2017
American Farm Bureau Weighs in for Growe…
John Duarte, the owner of Duarte Nursery, one of the largest grapevine and nut tree suppliers on the West Coast, recently gained Read More
Disease Control
July 24, 2017
Researchers Find Detection Method for Cr…
Oregon State University researchers developed molecular tools to work with commercially available kits that allow the user to quickly and effectively test plants for the disease, using a dipstick that reveals the presence of the pathogen within minutes. Read More
Vegetables
July 24, 2017
23 Of The Latest Pumpkin Varieties
Browse this slideshow for more details on 23 pumpkin varieties you need to know about from the nation’s leading seed breeders and distributors. Read More
Citrus
July 23, 2017
USDA Invests $7.6 Million toward Benefic…
Projects to promote beneficial organisms as part of a pest control strategy. Read More
Citrus
July 22, 2017
Representative from Washington Proposes …
Move broadens use of H-2A to all of agriculture to include those with multiple crops and harvests. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
July 21, 2017
University of California Launches Websit…
Easy-to-read format designed to give growers up-to-date information on huanglongbing and Asian citrus psyllid research. Read More
Citrus
July 20, 2017
Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Taken Up a N…
Current conditions in the tropics warrant marked revision in potential storm season scenarios. Read More
Citrus
July 19, 2017
Researchers On a Mission to Find More Pl…
Federal grant to aid exploration of food security solutions for the future. Read More
Citrus
July 19, 2017
Farm Labor Stories Making the News This …
The agricultural labor shortage is strong enough that the consumer press is beginning to report on it regularly. Here are the stories making headlines this month. Read More
Sweet Corn
July 19, 2017
Variety Specs | Production Tips: Corn &#…
Each month, American Vegetable Grower® will offer growing tips on specific varieties, supplied by the breeder or distributor. This month, we’re offering Read More
Citrus
July 19, 2017
Florida Grower Magazine is Seeking Your …
Life hacks are common in social media threads these days. They are those clever ideas or tricks aimed at making Read More