Production Stories
CitrusFederal Judge Blocks Clean Water Rule
August 28, 2015
  According to RISE (Responsible Industry For A Sound Environment), a federal judge in North Dakota has blocked implementation of Read More
FruitsWhat Makes A Flavorful Fruit?
August 28, 2015
These days, U.S. consumers are increasingly demanding good-tasting fruit and the industry is responding. However, there remains room for improvement Read More
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CitrusAnti-GMO-Fueled Threats Force Reallocation Of Biotech Education Funds
August 27, 2015
University of Florida officials say plans are to re-allocate a donation intended to improve the public’s understanding of science after Read More
ProductionNew Vegetable Grafting Technique Reduces Labor
August 27, 2015
Researchers patent a process to eliminate rootstock with the goal of making grafting more affordable in the U.S. Read More
Postharvest HandlingTechnology Helping To Bring That “Fresh-Picked” Peach To Consumers
August 26, 2015
Imagine what it’s like to pick a fresh peach off of a tree in an orchard. The smell, the texture Read More
FruitsTraining Session To Use Online Water Management Tool
August 25, 2015
Workshop to be held at the University of California will cover CropManage, an online tool that can be used to manage water in a variety of vegetable crops. Read More
HarvestingNorthwest Cherry Growers Release Preliminary Season Report
August 25, 2015
Northwest Cherry Growers (NWCG) report a preliminary shipped crop total of 20.52 million boxes. The record for June was 12.6 Read More
Disease ControlBioSafe Systems’ ZeroTol 2.0 Now OMRI Certified
August 25, 2015
Broad spectrum bactericide/fungicide is now cleared for use in organic production. Read More
FruitsClimatologist: Do Not Count On El Niño To End California Drought
August 25, 2015
 In a California Department of Food and Agriculture blog post, California state climatologist, Michael Anderson, urged growers to be mindful Read More
Protected AgricultureWhat To Look For In Greenhouse Vegetable Varieties
August 25, 2015
When choosing varieties for the greenhouse keep in mind that they are bred for greenhouse conditions, such as lower light, higher humidity, and higher temperature. Read More
Postharvest HandlingOregon Cherry Grower Announces Advancement In Modified Atmosphere Packaging
August 24, 2015
View Fresh, a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) system owned by Orchard View Farms of The Dalles, OR, announces the release of Read More
BerriesNaturipe Farms Challenges Developers To Create The Blueberry Harvester Of The Future
August 21, 2015
Naturipe Farms LLC., the global leader in growing and marketing blueberries, is challenging creative technology minds to innovate a better Read More
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FruitsNew Airless Tire For Center Pivots
August 31, 2015
Aperture design provides flexibility over ridges to help prevent overloading of the drive train. Read More
Golden Rice
CitrusAnti-GMO-Fueled Threats Force Reallocation Of Biotech E…
August 27, 2015
University of Florida officials say plans are to re-allocate a donation intended to improve the public’s understanding of science after Read More
ProductionNew Vegetable Grafting Technique Reduces Labor
August 27, 2015
Researchers patent a process to eliminate rootstock with the goal of making grafting more affordable in the U.S. Read More
FruitsCrop Values Hit Record Levels In One California County
August 19, 2015
In spite of the drought, the 2014 crop report for Santa Cruz County shows a $17 million increase from 2013. Read More
CitrusMaps Show Impending Impact From WOTUS
August 19, 2015
Plots indicate expansion of EPA’s reach across Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Montana. Read More
ProductionNational Vegetable Grafting Symposium Slated For Decemb…
August 19, 2015
The fourth symposium will precede the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market Expo in Grand Rapids, MI. Read More
CitrusResearchers Say Drones Will Play A Major Role In Farmin…
August 4, 2015
Texas A&M AgriLife researchers say the technology will offer growers precise information about their crops. Read More
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ProductionGeometrically Speaking, Thinking Smaller Might Produce …
July 30, 2015
University of Florida scientist develops compact planting bed formula that cuts water, fertilizer, and pesticide use in half. Read More
CitrusWestern Growers Praises Introduction Of California Emer…
July 30, 2015
Legislation contains short- and long-term provisions to deal with the historic drought. Read More
ProductionNatural Product Helps Prevent Cherry Cracking
July 28, 2015
Cherry cracking can be devastating to a grower. One day before harvest, everything looks beautiful. Then, it rains, and an entire Read More
CitrusWOTUS Wranglings Leaving Agriculture High And Dry [Opin…
July 17, 2015
In late May, the EPA announced the highly anticipated final rule re-defining the waters of the United States (WOTUS) under Read More
CitrusReport: Climate Change Threat To Bumblebee Populations
July 13, 2015
According to a news release from the University of Vermont, in the most comprehensive study ever conducted of the impacts Read More
IrrigationToro Releases Upgrade To AquaFlow Drip Irrigation Desig…
July 8, 2015
Toro, a provider of precision irrigation equipment, has announced another upgrade to its AquaFlow drip irrigation design software. This latest Read More
ProductionUse Broccoli Rotations To Reduce Disease And Minimize L…
July 1, 2015
Crop rotations are a key production practice utilized by every grower. You recognize the importance of rotations to break insect Read More
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Farm ManagementThe ROI On An Organic Checkoff [Opinion]
June 29, 2015
Organic agriculture is more profitable for farmers than conventional agriculture, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of Read More
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CitrusPlight Of Pollinators Presenting Sticky Situation
June 24, 2015
Growers, beekeepers, and the ag-chem industry urged to work together to protect pollinators and plants. Read More
CitrusPollinator Protection Dependent On Pure Partnerships [O…
June 18, 2015
Florida bee BMPs program has not only improved cooperation between growers and beekeepers, but also shows that voluntary efforts work. Read More
FruitsScientists Reveal Basis Of Drought Tolerance In Plants
June 16, 2015
Regions all over the globe are suffering from severe drought, which threatens crop production worldwide. This is especially worrisome given Read More