Specialty Crops News

  • Specialty Crops Focus of Feb. 7 Conference

    A conference for fruit and vegetable growers is set for Feb. 7 at the Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road in Loveland. The Southwestern Ohio Specialty Crop Conference offers “a little something for everyone,” said Greg Meyer, Ohio State University Extension educator in Warren County and event organizer. The ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 2017 SE Regional Conference

    The 2017 SE Regional Conference will be held January 5-8, 2017 in beautiful Savannah, Georgia at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.  Stop by booth #801 for all of your optical sorting needs.  Video demonstration available. The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the LARGEST educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States ...

  • John Deere 5G Series Tractors Receive Prestigious AE50 Award for 2016

    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) awarded the John Deere 5G Series Tractors with an AE50 Award for 2016. The AE50 award highlights the year's most innovative designs in product engineering, as chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. Introduced to the specialty crop markets in December 2015, the narrow and highly maneuverable John Deere ...


    By John Deere

  • How to Keep Specialty Crops Safe from Herbicide Drift

    Ohio’s corn and soybean growers could soon be spraying a lot more of two powerful herbicides on their fields. That’s why agricultural experts from The Ohio State University are offering tips on how to keep those herbicides from getting onto other crops, especially valuable specialty crops such as grapes. Doug ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Cool Planet partners with J.R. Simplot Company to distribute innovative Cool Terra® Engineered Biocarbon™ product to improve soil health

    Cool Planet is proud to announce a new distribution agreement with the J.R. Simplot Company, one of the largest privately held agricultural companies in the nation. Simplot will serve as a distributor for Cool Terra throughout the Western United States and portions of the Midwest. Simplot will commit resources to support and sell the Cool Terra product in production and specialty-crop ...

  • Wild Bee Decline Threatens U.S. Crop Production

    The first national study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they’re disappearing in many of the country’s most important farmlands — including California’s Central Valley, the Midwest’s corn belt and the Mississippi River valley. If losses of these crucial pollinators continue, the new nationwide assessment indicates that farmers will face increasing costs — and ...


    By University of Vermont

  • Syngenta receives US EPA approval for new high performance fungicide

    New chemistry complements Syngenta’s market-leading fungicide portfolio First sales in the 2016 season; peak sales potential of more than $150 million Latest launch from Syngenta’s $3.6 billion crop protection pipeline Syngenta announced today that it has received US EPA approval for ORONDIS™ a new high-performance fungicide. First sales are expected in ...


    By Syngenta

  • Machine harvesting may increase apple supply for hard cider market

    Cider - or "hard cider" as it is typically known in the United States - is experiencing a real revival. The fermented apple juice with 0.5% to 7% alcohol-by-volume is the fastest growing alcohol market segment in the US, boasting a 54% increase in production annually from 2007 to 2012. Naturally, increasing consumer demand for cider translates to a need for more apples to make quality cider ...

  • 2013/2014 Report from the Field Highlights Recent Successes

    Every year, SARE's four regional programs provide grant funding to scores of cutting-edge farmers, ranchers, researchers and educators for projects that aim to improve the sustainability of American agriculture. To get a glimpse of some of these innovators at work, check out the latest edition of SARE's biennial report, 2013/2014 Report from the Field. Download or order free print copies ...

  • Syngenta launches breakthrough solution for soybean rust

    ELATUS™ fungicide receives regulatory approval in Brazil Delivers outstanding control of soybean rust disease Higher and more predictable yields for Latin American growers Syngenta today announced that ELATUS, a breakthrough foliar fungicide, has been approved by the Brazilian authorities. ELATUS is a combination of Syngenta's new SDHI chemistry ...


    By Syngenta

  • Syngenta demonstrates strength of portfolio in Brazil

    Syngenta is today hosting a strategic crop update in Brazil for analysts and investors with a focus on Soybean, Specialty crops and Sugar cane. The combined sales potential of these three crops globally is around $10 billion in 2020. Soybean is the most efficient source of protein and is widely used as animal feed as well as for human consumption, biodiesel and industrial uses. Demand is growing ...


    By Syngenta

  • USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Economic Opportunities and Grow Markets in Local Communities

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA will invest $52 million in grants to support America's specialty crop producers through the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) Program awards. The funding includes 54 block grants to U.S. states and territories that will support 694 initiatives nationwide. These grants will assist producers of fresh fruits and vegetables and help ...

  • Syngenta and DuPont agree on technology exchange to launch new fungicide solutions

    Syngenta and DuPont today announced technology licensing agreements that will broaden each company’s crop protection product portfolio and enable both to bring new products to market more efficiently. Syngenta has obtained a global license from DuPont to develop products containing DuPont’s fungicide oxathiapiprolin. The development of this new piperidinyl thiazole isoxazoline class ...


    By Syngenta

  • Benefits of collaborative research highlighted in ASA, CSSA, SSSA webinar

    In these fiscally constrained times, federally-funded researchers face more pressure than ever before to show the greater societal benefits of their research. To that end, many researchers are now working in multidisciplinary teams that combine agricultural, environmental, economic, and social science research in order to better understand the economic and social benefits associated with basic ...

  • Vestaron Corporation Announces Filling of Insect Control Patents

    Vestaron Corporation announces today it has filed worldwide patent applications claiming a broad genus of insecticidal triazines and pyrimidines. Vestaron is developing environmentally friendly products for insect control markets. The patent discloses a novel template that was uncovered during a search for synthetic molecules that mimic the action of peptides isolated from spiders. "We are ...


    By Marketwire

  • Lynn L. Bergeson and James V. Aidala Will Speak at the CropLife America and RISE 2011 Spring Conference

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on April 8, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson and James V. Aidala will speak at the CropLife America and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) 2011 Spring Conference, "Seeking Scientific Solutions in a Regulatory ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lynn L. Bergeson and James V. Aidala will speak at the cropLife America and RISE 2011 spring conference

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on April 8, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson and James V. Aidala will speak at the CropLife America and Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) 2011 Spring Conference, "Seeking Scientific Solutions in a Regulatory ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA administrator addresses Farm, Ranch, and Rural communities ffederal advisory committee / agency announces new committee members (HQ)

    Today U.S. Environmental Protection Administration Administrator Lisa P. Jackson addressed the newly-appointed members of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC) during their first official meeting since being appointed. The FRRCC is an independent committee, established by EPA in 2008, that advises the agency on a wide range of environmental issues of importance ...

  • NewPage presents new on paper podcast featuring Maria Rodale

    NewPage Corporation announced today a new On Paper podcast series episode featuring Maria Rodale, chairman and CEO of Rodale Inc., the world"s leading multimedia company with a focus on health, wellness and the environment. As the author of four books, including the recently released Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe, Rodale has won ...

  • Helping farmers export `forgotten` crops

    In a global first, over 300 crop safety and pesticide management officials and other experts are meeting this week at FAO to discuss challenges associated with pesticide use on 'speciality crops' like garlic, ginger and chilies. The event starts today and runs through December 7. Unlike large-area crops such as corn, wheat, cotton or rice, specialty crops have traditionally been produced in ...

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