Crop Management

Specialty crop investments focus of USDA effort

Through the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to provide additional support to and increase the competitiveness of the specialty crops sector. ... more »

SE Regional growers conference registration opens

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, which covers a variety of fruits, vegetables and pecans. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is... more »

USDA provides $3+ billion in disaster funding to commodity and specialty crop producers

USDA will provide more than $3 billion to commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2022. Eligible impacted producers can apply for financial assistance through the... more »

Climate change to drive surge in insects that attack almonds, walnuts

As a result of climate change, the Golden State’s farms are expected to face a surge in agricultural pests, which are a threat to California’s specialty crops industry. Populations of three maj... more »

Corteva, Alveo partner on disease diagnostic technology

Alveo Technologies, Inc. announced a collaboration with Corteva Agriscience to expand the offering of its eco-friendly molecular sensing and disease diagnostics technology to include a first-in-field ... more »

CDFA awards CAPCA $1 million SPM grant

CAPCA was awarded a $1 million grant by the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) focusing on sustainable pest management (SPM) in the field. The official title of the grant is Ass... more »

USDA extends specialty crop grants deadline

The USDA has extended the deadline for the Specialty Crop Multi-State Program Request for Applications (RFA). The Specialty Crop Multi-State Program RFAs must be submitted electronically through w... more »
Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Newest Florida Ag Hall of Fame inductees announced

Three Florida agricultural industry leaders are the newest additions to the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame. Eugene “Gene” McAvoy, a longtime southwest Florida regional vegetable and horticul... more »

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