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  • Ohio State Greenhouse Management Workshop for Greenhouse Growers, Operators and Pesticide Applicators

    New, better ways to control pests will be the focus of Ohio State University’s 2015 Greenhouse Management Workshop in January. Registration is now open, with a discount rate until Jan. 9. The workshop, which is for greenhouse growers, operators and pesticide applicators, takes place Jan. 22-23 in the Ohio Agricultural Research and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Chromatin Announces Relief Program for Sorghum Growers Hit by the Kansas-Oklahoma Fire

    Chromatin, Inc., is moving quickly to assist farmers and ranchers affected by the Anderson Creek Fire that destroyed 400,000 acres. Led by Chromatin’s Sorghum Partners® brand, this initiative will provide farmers with seed that can rapidly produce feed for livestock and ground cover to prevent soil erosion. “We are saddened to hear of the tragic damage caused by this fire to ...


    By Chromatin, Inc.

  • Haifa Group Introduces a Mobile App Supporting Growers` Fertigation Practice

    The FertiMatch™ app helps the grower determine the right amount of fertilizers needed for a desired composition. The grower inserts details regarding his Fertigation control head, chooses a reference element and concentration and the fertilizer (Haifa or other). The output provides the fertilizer quantity needed and the concentration of elements in the irrigation water.   ...


    By Haifa Group

  • OSU Agriculture Safety and Health Professionals Offer Grain Handling Safety Tips

    With grain harvest well underway statewide thanks to favorable weather conditions throughout the region, growers are reminded that taking extra precautions when handling grain can lessen the potential for injury. When working around grain storage facilities, incidents such as slips, trips, falls, severe trauma injuries, entanglement or engulfment can happen in a fraction of a second, said Kent ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Conventional, compost, organic production compared for strawberry

    A team of researchers from North Carolina State University set out to provide strawberry growers in their region with information that could help them transition to more sustainable soil and pest management production practices. Their study, published in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology, compared conventional, compost, and organic strawberry production systems in the southeastern United ...

  • New Ag Leader GPS System Offers Farmers Accuracy, Range, Simplicity

    Ames, Iowa, January 29th, 2013 – Farmers requiring sub-inch accuracy for tiling and other precision farming operations have a new GPS option from Ag Leader Technology, Inc.: the GPS 2500B RTK Base Station. Bill Cran, Ag Leader GPS Product Specialist, said, “The GPS 2500B is a dual-frequency 900 MHz RTK Base Station for use with the field-proven GPS 2500 smart ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • High speed vine killing: The next generation haulm toppers

    Last week APH Poland successfully put a 6 row Baselier HFD6LKB550 hydraulic foldable haulm topper into operation at the farm of Mr. Wojciech Baranowski. Mr. Baranowski grows seed potatoes on beds which are de-stoned prior to planting. The haulm topper is equipped with several options to reach an optimal topping result. The machine is a high speed version to ensure all haulms can be topped at a ...


    By APH Group

  • Government calls for peat to be phased out

    A consultation on proposals to phase out the horticultural use of peat by amateur gardeners in England by 2020 has been published today. Important progress has been made in reducing peat use in growing media products over recent years, but there is still a long way to go. The consultation also sets out a new long-term goal to eliminate peat use by all gardeners, growers and procurers by 2030 at ...

  • NSP workshops available this autumn

    As part of the Nematicide Stewardship Programme (NSP), workshops will be provided in collaboration with ARTIS across the UK, this autumn/ winter and into the spring. Covering operator and machinery best practice guidelines, for the application of granular nematicides, the NSP training has previously attracted more than 400 people from across the industry, and with limited availability, ...


    By Certis UK

  • Vegetable Workshop Series Offers Insight into Alternative Crops, Soil Health

    Growing hops and barley crops is an increasingly popular way to generate additional income from the farm. But before growers decide to devote some acreage to these new crops, they need to understand the costs and labor involved in growing them. Allen Gahler, an Ohio State University Extension educator in Sandusky County, said that while there is a strong and growing market for hops and barley in ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Valoya’s C-series LED grow light now certified for USA and Canada

    Valoya’s C90 of the C-series LED lights is now cETLus-certified. This means that it has passed all tests required for standards in US and Canada. The C90 now meets the growing demand from professional North American growers for vertical farming applications and for use in tissue culture and other multilayer growing applications. The dimmable, passively cooled, C-series has gained ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • Joining hands for sustainability and innovation in horticulture

    From September 30th to October first, Bayer CropScience is hosting over 175 industry professionals from over 15 different countries at its Horticulture Symposium in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The symposium addresses issues of sustainability and innovation in modern horticulture and is designed to allow leaders in the field to network, share knowledge and expertise and exchange best practices. Over ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Two-Day Conference Focuses on Boosting Hops Production

    Ohio hops growers experienced strong demand in 2015 for the specialty crop used as a key ingredient in craft beers, and, experts say, the demand isn’t likely to decline soon. Hops is a main ingredient beer manufacturers use to provide bitterness to balance the sweetness of malt sugars in their product. “Ten years ago, you could count all of Ohio’s breweries on your fingers and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Less is more in Soybean row widths

    Soybean production has continued to increase in the Northeast United States with more and more first time growers planting the crop and many experienced growers planting alongside corn crops. To save on time and expenses, some farmers plant soybeans with a corn planter in 30-inch rows instead of 7.5-inch rows with the regularly used grain drill. Dr. William Cox, a Cornell University scientist, ...

  • GreenTech announces over 45 topics in the sessions programme

    Gain knowledge and grow your business perspective, obtain key advice and build knowledge from over 40 inspirational speakers tackling over 45 topics on the GreenTech Stages. Delve deep into the new trends and hottest topics, as well as practical hands-on advice from real-world cases and years of experience. The three stages are located on the three theme pavilions water, energy and biobased. An ...


    By Amsterdam RAI

  • Apply now for new grain leaders course - Australia

    Grain growers and industry professionals in the southern cropping region have until December 9 to apply for participation in a two-day Resilient Grain Leaders workshop. The workshop, to be held in Bendigo (Victoria) on March 13-14, is a new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) skills and capacity-building initiative. The Resilient Grain Leaders program has been established by the ...

  • Premier Tech makes another acquisition in Europe

    Premier Tech is pleased to announce the acquisition of its partner Falienor, French leader in the formulation of growing media whose head office is located in Vivy, France. With this acquisition, Premier Tech integrates the renowned expertise of some 110 skilled team members to its European team which is now close to 450. This transaction allows Premier Tech to increase its global ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • EPA Awards Almost Half a Million in Funding to Three Universities for Projects to Reduce Pesticide Risk

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced agricultural grants for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices to reduce the use of potentially harmful pesticides and lower risk to bees all while controlling pests and saving money. “These collaborative projects can provide innovative solutions to reduce pesticide risks to pollinators and crops,” said James Jones, ...

  • EPA Awards Almost Half a Million in Funding to Three Universities for Projects to Reduce Pesticide Risk Including Risks to Bees

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Penn State University would be one of three recipients of agricultural grants for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices to reduce the use of potentially harmful pesticides and lower risk to bees all while controlling pests and saving money. Penn State University will be receiving a grant for $159,632. " Protection of bee ...

  • Transitioning to organic farming

    As the organic food trend continues to grow; more farmers are converting from conventional agriculture to organic production. One of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. is the production of organic milk. The growth of this industry has prompted many farmers to transition their land to organic feed grain production. With transition on the rise, it is necessary for these farmers to have ...

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