The Latest from GrowingMagazine.com

     Next >  Last >|



8/22/2014 - New EPA Website on Soil Fumigants

As part of the Environmental Protection Agency's effort to build a more user-friendly website, it has compiled all of its information on soil fumigants into a microsite so that visitors can find the information they need more quickly and easily. The Soil Fumigant Toolbox contains material on training, fumigant management plans, buffer zones and other safety measures for the protection of agricultural...


8/21/2014 - Hydroponic Greenhouse Tomato Intensive

The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC) will present the fifth annual Hydroponic Greenhouse Tomato Intensive. The course will be held January 4-9, 2015, at the CEAC in Tucson, Arizona. The instructor of the course is hydroponic tomato expert Dr. Patricia Rorabaugh. The course features hands-on training in hydroponic crop production, focusing on tomatoes in the...


8/20/2014 - Another State Joins DriftWatch

FieldWatch, Inc., the nonprofit company created to develop and expand use of the DriftWatch Specialty Crop Site Registry, is pleased to announce that New Mexico has been added as a member state and is now on the DriftWatch map. This brings the total number of states utilizing DriftWatch to 12, along with one Canadian province, Saskatchewan. The other states using DriftWatch are Colorado, Delaware,...


8/19/2014 - Cranberry Industry Gets Creative to Drive Up Demand

Ads in 60 restaurants across the Midwest and billboards in western Wisconsin show the VanWychen family of Wetherby Cranberry Co. sporting hip boots with iconic Ronald McDonald in their cranberry marsh near Warrens. McDonald's contacted the VanWychens after learning about their public harvest days and wanted to take photos to promote the use of sweetened and dried cranberries in its breakfast oatmeal....


8/18/2014 - FarmTek Announces Fall CEA School

FarmTek will host a three-day workshop discussing techniques in controlled environment agriculture (CEA). The CEA School will be held from October 22 to October 24, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST at FarmTek's Technology Center East in South Windsor, Connecticut, and will teach attendees how to maximize business and production potential by utilizing proven CEA techniques. Discover new tips and...


8/18/2014 - California Almond Growers Continue to Expand Their Acreage

Since July 1 of last year, California growers have added an estimated 48,000 acres of new almond orchards to the state's production base. Nonpareil accounted for nearly 39 percent of the almond trees growers bought during that time. Those are two of the findings of the special California Almond Nursery Sales Survey, conducted by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Questionnaires...


8/17/2014 - CPS, PMA, WGA Partner to Produce Ag Water Report for Industry

To help the industry evaluate and consider several years' worth of scientific research findings, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and Western Growers Association (WGA) have partnered with the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) to deliver a report focused on agricultural water and its impact on food safety. Specifically, the report features key findings from CPS-funded research efforts and other...


8/16/2014 - SweeTango Apple Growers Launch Sweet New Site to Engage Fans and Serve Retailers

SweeTango, the sweet spot of the apple season, has a sweet new website to show off. SweeTango, the premium fall apple variety that's been winning raves for its standout flavor and texture, is pleased to unveil the new SweeTango.com, a revamped website that will bring apple lovers even closer to their favorite fruit. With a totally updated retailer section, brand-new profiles and stories about...


8/15/2014 - Growers Supply Launches Vertical Aeroponic System

Growers Supply, a division of FarmTek, is an industry leader in greenhouses, hydroponic systems and nursery supplies. The company has added to its growing portfolio with a new and unique vertical growing system that provides plants with a nutrient-rich mist. The Grow-Tek Vertical Aeroponic System is available in four different sizes, from 4 feet 8 inches to 8 feet high, and it can grow up to 220...


The Impact of Seed Size - Among all the variables that come into play in a commercial growing operation, seed size may not...

8/15/2014 - The Impact of Seed Size

Mindy S. McIntosh-Shetter
Among all the variables that come into play in a commercial growing operation, seed size may not seem like an important factor, but it can make a difference in plant vigor and seed production. S. Ambika, V. Manonmani and G. Somasundaram from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in India reviewed studies from around the world to investigate the impact of seed size. Their paper, "Review on Effect...


Heartaches and Headaches - A young grower brings an old orchard back to life - At 19, Brett Saddington is certainly one of...

8/15/2014 - Heartaches and Headaches

A young grower brings an old orchard back to life
J.F. Pirro
At 19, Brett Saddington is certainly one of the youngest growers on the block. However, he's as innovative as growers two or three times his age and can teach older growers a few new tricks. But he also knows he can learn from those older growers. A 2013 Bucks County Farm Bureau Young Farmer grant winner, Brett opened Bedminster Orchard in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, five years ago. He was...


8/14/2014 - Steel in the Field Workshop

Well-maintained and appropriately scaled equipment is essential to a successful and efficient farm. Join OEFFA and Ben and Emily Jackle of Mile Creek Farm in New Lebanon, Ohio, on September 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. for the Steel in the Field Workshop. Learn how to make sound equipment decisions for your farm and about the basics of maintaining, repairing, modifying and fabricating common farm equipment,...


UF/IFAS Study Shows Flavor Trumps Health for Blueberry Buying - New University of Florida research has shown that taste tr...

8/13/2014 - UF/IFAS Study Shows Flavor Trumps Health for Blueberry Buying

New University of Florida research has shown that taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most. About 61 percent of blueberry consumers buy the fruit for its flavor, while 39 percent do so for psychological reasons, according to two national online surveys. By "psychological," researchers mean those consumers may...


8/12/2014 - UC Survey Analyzing Drought's Impact on Citrus

There is no doubt the current statewide water shortage in California is negatively impacting citrus growers in the nation's top agricultural county, but what exactly is happening and how are growers dealing with it? The University of California Cooperative Extension in Tulare County wants to know. Farm advisor Neil O'Connell said the impact should be recorded. "There are a lot of approaches...


8/11/2014 - New York Apple Harvest Set to Start August 15

New York state's apple harvest is on schedule and will officially get under way August 15, according to the state's apple growers. They say this year's crop will be a strong encore to last year's vintage crop; meanwhile, an all-new consumer website has just launched to help build buzz about the crop. Growers forecasted the 2014 crop at 30 million bushels during a statewide conference call July...


     Next >  Last >|