Croptracker - Blog

Bordering crops with wildflower plantings is becoming an increasingly popular method to attract pollinators and pest predators.  But are wildflower borders appropriate for all growers?  Are there wildflower species that can actually hinder yields?

Canada, Mexico, and the United States said farewell to NAFTA this week and struck a new trilateral free trade agreement.

Recent foodborne illness outbreaks traced to tainted irrigation water have left the global horticulture industry reeling.  In regions where growers subject their farms to voluntary safety checks, cases have sadly still arose where pathogens have contaminated food and causing high-profile health scares.

A Cornell University study that researchers began in 1997 has finally reached maturity - and it has a lot to say about how planting densities and tree shapes affect apple orchard yield and performance.