News

April 19
Obtaining crop emergence data with Sentera

Sentera has launched its Plant Population Analysis program, available through its AgVault software platform. Plant Population Analytics assess where plants are and are not growing, calculates an emergence measurement and visually represents results ... more


April 19
$9.6M available from USDA to grow bioeconomy

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making $9.6 million in funding available for projects to support the development of new biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources such as crops, trees, and waste materials... more


April 18
Trimble’s variable rate technology for pivots

Trimble introduced its Irrigate-IQ optimal flow variable rate irrigation (VRI) solution. This pressure regulating technology allows farmers to perform VRI on center pivot irrigation systems with standard pumping equipment or limited well capacity. As... more


April 17
USDA to update GAP Harmonized Food Safety Standards

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is updating the Produce Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Harmonized Food Safety Standards for field operations, harvesting and post-harvest operations. The changes will align the USDA food safety audit ... more


April 16
Bio Huma Netics, Mesa Verde Resources form partnership

Arizona-based Bio Huma Netics (BHN) has recently formed a partnership with Reid Enterprises, which does business as Mesa Verde Resources (MVR) in New Mexico. Mesa Verde Resources is a humic substance mining company that produces, manufactures and sel... more


April 16
UPI introduces two new herbicide products

UPI has launched two new herbicides in the U.S. MOCCASIN is a post-patent herbicide containing the active ingredient S-metolachlor (the same active ingredient found in Dual Magnum). The herbicide is labeled for use on a wide spectrum of crops, inc... more


April 14
Poe, Myers to lead Potatoes USA International Marketing committee

Doug Poe of Connell, Washington and Marty Myers of Boardman, Oregon were [caption id="attachment_9657" align="alignright" width="258"] Doug Poe[/caption] appointed to the Potatoes USA Executive committee on March 16, 2017 at the organization’... more


April 13
New members nominated to United Fresh board

United Fresh Immediate Past Chairman Brian W. Kocher, president and CEO of Castellini Company, has announced the slate of new officers and directors nominated to serve on the United Fresh Produce Association board of directors, effective at its April... more


April 13
New guidelines for respirators under Worker Protection Standards

Requirements for a medical evaluation, fit testing and specific training for use of respirators and the associated record keeping became effective Jan. 2, 2017. At this time, most growers are aware of this revision to the Worker Protection Standards(... more


April 13
Standardizing control with Valley’s ICONX panel

Valley recently introduced Valley ICONX as part of the Valley ICON series of smart control panels to combat the challenge of multiple control technologies on today’s farms. Farming operations continue to expand, adding new or rented farmla... more



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