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Plan “Bee”: A pollination alternative to bees

The buzz of the beehive is growing silent. A mysterious grim reaper has been killing off large percentages of the insect population responsible for the majority of the food we consume.

A sustainable approach to integrated pest management

Through the incorporation of new technology, efficiency in crop production has soared; however, so has the demand for more sustainable management practices.

Big data on the farm: Too much, too soon?

Big data is ready for the farm. But is the farm ready for big data?

MagGrow: Reducing chemical spray drift 80%

The following is an edited transcript of Tom Martin’s interview with Gary Wickham, CEO of MagGrow. MagGrow is an Irish ag-tech startup that was one of 10 global finalists in The Pearse Lyons Accelerator 2017 program.

Crop scouting 101: How to tell when your crops need a boost

As you scout your crops, pay attention to these three areas: plant health, disease pressure and soil health.

Getting out of your crop comfort zone

Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths

How can growers weather the wild weather?

Warm winters challenge growers

During mid-February in many areas of the United States, children could be heard laughing and playing outside, but instead of sledding down hills and building snowmen, they were playing baseball.

Alltech Crop Science receives first product registration in India

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Alltech Crop Science, the agronomic division of Alltech, has attained its first product registration in the Indian state of Karnataka.

New natural alternatives to fertilizers could give Karnataka, India, an edge in sustainable crop management.

Karnataka: A growing state in India

In a country of over 1.2 billion people, agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy.