Regev and Timorex ACT Approved for Stone and Pome Fruits

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Summit Agro announced today the approved expansion of the use of Regev and Timorex ACT fungicides for both stone and pome fruit production. This action by the EPA gives growers two new tools to use in their fruit orchards to battle fungal and bacterial disease. Both these fungicides benefit from the activity of Tea Tree Extract (FRAC BM 01). Regev …

Crop Protection, Fungicide, specialty crops

BetterSoil Alliance Welcomes New Partners

Cindy Zimmerman

The BetterSoil Alliance is pleased to welcome two new partners – Ceres Imaging and Phytech – to help support the California almond industry in the pursuit of improving water productivity, soil health, and lowering carbon footprint. Since its inception last fall by Yara North America and Heliae® Agriculture, the Alliance has established a framework for evaluating soil chemical, physical, and …

carbon, Soil, specialty crops, Sustainability, Water

SISC and CropTrak Release Stewardship Calculator 2.0

Cindy Zimmerman

Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) and CropTrak® are announcing the public release of Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to help growers measure a wide-range of on-farm data for better crop management and help brands more easily aggregate that data for sustainability and ESG reporting. “Following a robust pilot program with leading brands and growers, we are now offering this online calculator …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Food, Precision Agriculture, specialty crops, Sustainability

Almond Growers Invited to Participate in BetterSoil Alliance

Cindy Zimmerman

Yara North America, Inc., together with Heliae® Agriculture, has launched the BetterSoil Alliance to help California almond producers in the pursuit of sustainable farming practices to improve water productivity and soil health, while decreasing their carbon footprint. Almond growers and advisors are invited to participate in implementing the solutions through customized crop and soil nutrition programs that will be developed …

specialty crops, Sustainability, Water

Yara North America Launches Irrigation Solution for CA Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Yara North America today launched Farm Water Advisor, an irrigation solution now offered free of charge for all California growers and advisors for immediate use. Developed in partnership with The Weather Company, an IBM business, Farm Water Advisor uses a range of data to provide hyper-local weather forecasts and recommend the best schedule for maximum yields. “We have focused on …

AgWired Precision, Apps, Precision Agriculture, Produce, specialty crops, Water

Yara Expands Southeast Distribution Support

Cindy Zimmerman

To further support retail partners and growers across Florida, Yara North America will now distribute their flagship calcium-based nitrogen and other Premium Products through Ambassador Services International located at Port Canaveral, Florida. The first Yara vessel was welcomed at Port Canaveral on Thursday, November 5th. The move positions Yara to better serve key markets including citrus, specialty crops and turf …

Citrus, Produce, specialty crops, transportation

Agricultural Solutions LLC Announces New Ownership

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural Solutions LLC has ended its financial partnership with Intergro, Inc., but Intergro will remain a distributor for crustacean meal products. The newly independent leadership team responsible for the creation of the crustacean meal product line is excited to now take the brand in a new direction. Agricultural Solutions’ Managing Partner Don Long pioneered the conventional and organic production of …

Biologicals, Organic, Precision Agriculture, specialty crops

Farm Credit Shares Produce Farmers’ COVID-19 Challenges

Cindy Zimmerman

Like every other sector of agriculture, fruit and vegetable producers are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic response. Many farmers around the country have experienced devastating losses from the shutdown of the foodservice supply chain and slowdown at retail. Farm Credit held a webinar panel discussion last week with specialty crop producers on the challenges they are facing. Participants included …

Audio, Farm Credit, Produce, specialty crops, Vegetables

Deere Offers New Compact Utility and Specialty Tractors

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere has announced a new compact utility tractor line up and a new specialty tractor, along with some updates. The new John Deere 3D Series compact utility tractors, including the 3025D, 3035D and 3043D models, offer a powerful, affordable and easy to use solution for a wide range of jobs. Equipped with a gear-drive transmission and available in three …

AgWired Precision, John Deere, specialty crops, Tractor

New Alliance Promotes Specialty Grains

Carrie Muehling

The merger of two agricultural organizations promises stronger representation for U.S.-grown identity preserved crops on the global stage. The Northern Food Grade Soybean Association and Midwest Shippers Association will now operate as the Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA). “As the specialty grains market has grown, the demand for containerized processed soy and especially grains has grown across the world,” …

Audio, Grains, specialty crops