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Crop ProtectionAt Paramount Farming, Mating Disruption Pays Off
February 10, 2015
To say Brad Higbee is an expert in mating disruption, the use of pheromones to confuse target pests and reduce Read More
Crop ProtectionGrower Experienced In Biocontrols Says: Be Patient
February 4, 2015
The use of biocontrols in all aspects of agriculture is becoming more widespread. But incorporating biocontrols in a vegetable farming Read More
CitrusWest Coast Governors Call For End To Port Labor Impasse
February 19, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez helps mediate discussions between dockworkers and port operators. Read More
CitrusMegadrought In The West Predicted By End Of The Century
February 18, 2015
Lowering greenhouse gases will reduce risk, scientists say. Read More
Apples & PearsUSDA OKs Deregulation Of Two GM Apple Varieties
February 13, 2015
Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden apples, developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., silence the browning gene in bruised, bitten, or cut apples. Read More
Apples & PearsGem, A New Fire-Blight-Resistant Pear Cultivar, Makes Its Debut
February 11, 2015
This new pome fruit variety is jointly released by USDA, Michigan State University, Oregon State University, and Clemson University. Read More
BerriesUniversity Of California Davis, California Strawberry Commission Settle Lawsuit
February 10, 2015
The renewed partnership includes plans to develop varieties with the addition of a new breeder for the UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program. Read More
CitrusAgriculture Among Top Paying College Degrees Of 2015
February 9, 2015
Report reveals good news for graduates looking to make some green in farming. Read More
NutsUSDA Designates Almost All California Drought Disaster Area
February 5, 2015
Areas of Arizona, Nevada and Oregon are also declared disaster areas. Read More
CitrusFlorida Agriculture Commissioner Pipes Up To Protect State’s Waterways
February 5, 2015
Adam Putnam testifies before joint Congressional hearing on the impacts of WOTUS. Read More
NutsPart 1: The Chinese Walnut Slowdown: Not A Worst Case Scenario
February 4, 2015
The California Walnut Board and Commission’s Michelle McNeil shares insight into the recent slowdown in walnut exports to China, and why she doesn’t think there’s reason for concern. Read More
Apples & PearsWeird Fungus Invades Apple Trees
February 2, 2015
Pennsylvania growers report presence of brightly colored Nectria fungus. Read More
Insect & Disease UpdateAll Hands On Deck To Save Florida Citrus
February 2, 2015
Anxious to find a cure for HLB, growers gather in droves at the Florida Citrus Show to learn the latest. Read More
Insect & Disease UpdateResearchers Develop Electronic Citrus Greening Detector
January 30, 2015
New, easy-to-use technology could help growers get a leg up on the disease. Read More
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CitrusPMA Announces Funding For Major Produce Marketing Progr…
February 26, 2015
The produce industry is getting into brand marketing in a big way. The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced the launch of a new promotional campaign - FNV - designed to take a page from the marketing strategies of big-money consumer brands like Nike and Apple. Read More
GrapesWashington Winegrape Industry Announces Honors
February 26, 2015
Awards included Grower of the Year, Industry Service, Lifetime Achievement, Restaurant of the Year and Posters. Read More
GrapesSonoma Agriculture Preservation Plan Unveiled
February 26, 2015
Winegrowers’ 100-year business plan is the first of its kind in agriculture. Read More
Apples & PearsNew Plant Growth Regulator Use Expanded
February 26, 2015
Ten more states grant registrations for Fine Americas’ new Kudos PGR. Read More
Apples & PearsFrom The Road: IFTA Conference Day 5
February 26, 2015
Carlson lecture highlights where IFTA has been and looks to the next generation to continue the legacy. Read More
FruitsHave Faith In Science – Which Means GMOs [Opinion…
February 25, 2015
When it comes to farming, sticking with established, commonly accepted science is the way to go. Read More
Apples & PearsFrom The Road: IFTA Conference Day 4
February 25, 2015
Creating fruiting walls with mechanical hedgers can help increase light interception in the canopy, say researchers and growers. Read More
PotatoesPotato Grower Black Gold Farms Aquires George Wood Farm…
February 25, 2015
The transaction includes all production and packing operations.   Read More
Stone FruitSouth Carolina Peach Grower Honored For Produce Innovat…
February 25, 2015
Chalmers R. Carr III receives the inaugural Bayer CropScience Produce Innovation Award for focusing on quality, accessibility, and demand. Read More
Food Safety“Dirty Dozen” List Authors Say Conventionally Grown Pro…
February 25, 2015
Sound science prevails and consumers are encouraged to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. Read More
CitrusFDA, Federal Partners Develop New Method For Attributin…
February 25, 2015
Data was analyzed from nearly 1,000 outbreaks to assess which categories of foods were most responsible for making people sick. Read More
Protected AgricultureParticipate In The 2015 Greenhouse Crop Production &…
February 25, 2015
The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center hosts its annual short course March 22-27 in Tucson, AZ. Read More
BerriesSecond Florida Strawberry Picking Challenge Packs Phila…
February 25, 2015
Fundraising event at Wish Farms in Plant City raises $76,000 for Redlands Christian Migrant Association. Read More
CitrusBiocontrols 2015: Exhibition Sneak Preview
February 25, 2015
We take a look inside the exhibit hall at the Biocontrols 2015 Conference & Tradeshow. Read More
GrapesGrowers Of Lower End California Winegrapes Face Challen…
February 24, 2015
Growers in the San Joaquin Valley are pulling out thousands of acres, replanting with nuts. Read More
NutsA Better Way To Gauge Chilling Hours
February 24, 2015
Using a new system, the chill portions model, can improve growers’ accuracy. Read More
TomatoesHazera Seeds Introduces New Grape/Mini-Plum Tomato
February 24, 2015
The variety, Olivia, provides a combination of qualities with consistency of size and sweetness. Read More
BerriesGrowing Greenhouse Strawberries Can Pay
February 24, 2015
British trial shows much lower disease pressure, higher quality and bigger yields. Read More