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  • Transitioning from Hand to Machine Harvesting of Blueberries for Fresh Market
    Blueberry production acreage in the U.S. is expanding. Across the country, commercial blueberry growers are increasingly using over-the-row (OTR) mechanical harvesters (MH) to pick their blueberries for fresh market (Figure 1). Growers everywhere are experiencing difficulties in finding sufficient labor for hand harvest operations and due to the rising costs… Read more »
    THE BEE CORP PARTNERS WITH SYNGENTA SEEDS AND NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FOR PILOT STUDY ON INNOVATIVE HIVE GRADING TECHNOLOGY HIVE GRADING TECHNOLOGY TESTED IN SUNFLOWER FIELDS INDIANAPOLIS, IND. | APRIL 20, 2021 — The Bee Corp and Syngenta Seeds recently announced a partnership to trial Verifli hive grading technology on a pilot sunflower… Read more »
  • A New Generation of Precision Spray Technology
    Fruit, nut, ornamental nursery, horticultural and greenhouse industries are among the fastest-growing enterprises in US agriculture. Application of pesticides and other production strategies have ensured their high-quality products meet stringent market requirements. However, low-efficiency, decades-old spray technologies are commonly used to treat these specialty crops and have caused an enormous… Read more »
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  • Understanding the Economics of Organic Seed Production
    Organic seed production is a developing industry and viable economic opportunity for organic growers. To help growers manage the uncertainties and risks inherent to seed production, and to help growers earn more profit, Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) recently published an online toolkit to assist organic seed growers and seed enterprises.… Read more »
  • Micronutrients: Effective Measurement and Use of Manganese
    This article is the second in a two part series on the micronutrient manganese. See the February/March issue of Organic Farmer magazine for additional information on manganese. A close reading of the information provided in Part 1 of this article series and elsewhere should make it evident that testing for… Read more »
  • Biosolarization and Cover Crop Impact on Weeds and Soilborne Pathogens
    Soils contain a lot of good things, but they are also reservoirs for weeds, pathogens and nematodes, which, if left uncontrolled, can devastate crop yields. If soilborne pests rise to economically damaging levels, it becomes necessary for growers to use soil disinfestation techniques to kill soilborne organisms. Most conventional growers… Read more »

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