Organic Plant Breeding – 2022 Guide

Organic fruits and vegetables represent over 12 percent of fruit and vegetable sales in the U.S., yet total organic acreages remain below 1 percent of the country’s total acreage in crop production. The organic seed sector is even smaller. Many popular varieties of fruits and vegetables are bred conventionally. Without organic seeds available, organic growers … Read more

Choosing the Best Seed For Your Farm in 2022

Have you ever really thought about the seed? Beyond poring over your seed catalogs and getting excited about new varieties or the return of tried-and-true selections, many farmers may not be thinking about all the factors that contribute to a quality seed experience. When seeds don’t work as expected due to poor germination, plants with … Read more

NIMITZ® RECEIVES SECTION 24(C) LABEL FOR DIRECT-SEEDED CROPS IN FLORIDA COUNTIES

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ADAMA has announced that NIMITZ nematicide has received a FIFRA Section 24(c) Special Local Need (SLN) label for Miami-Dade, Lee, Hendry, Manatee, Hardee and Hillsborough counties in Florida. Granted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Section 24(c) label expands the use of NIMITZ to growers using direct-seeded planting practices for cucumbers, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe … Read more