crop growers

Scientists Sound Alert About Destructive Tomato Pest

by Virginia Tech

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have issued a warning to master gardeners throughout the state that the tomato leafminer "will eventually establish in California, where it is likely to become a serious threat to tomato production"

Two Specialty Crop Projects Receive over $6M in USDA Grants

by Krishna Ramanujan-Cornell University News Office

Nationwide, 19 awards totaling $36.5 million were given for agriculture and extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, ornamentals, and nursery crops

New Micro Water Sensor Can Aid Growers

by Melissa Osgood-Cornell University News Office

Crop growers, wine grape and other fruit growers, food processors and even concrete makers all benefit from water sensors for accurate, steady and numerous moisture readings. But current sensors are large, may cost thousands of dollars and often must be read manually.