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CitrusSpecialty Crops Get $113M Boost From USDA
October 5, 2015
Funds to bolster local and regional farmers’ markets. Read More
CitrusEPA Registers New Biochemical Miticide To Combat Varroa Mites In Beehives
October 1, 2015
Potassium Salts of Hops Beta Acids (K-HBAs), is intended to fit into a rotation program to battle resistance. Read More
2015 Grower Achievement Award ceremony in Washington, DC
Grower Achievement AwardPero Family Farms Receives The Grower Achievement Award In Washington, DC
September 30, 2015
American Vegetable Grower magazine's annual award was represented at United Fresh’s Washington Conference where childhood nutrition, the drought in the West, and immigration reform were hot topics. Read More
FruitsCalifornia Drought And Greenhouse Gas Programs Get Nearly $10 Million
September 29, 2015
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has selected 100 projects totaling $9.38 million from the State Water Efficiency Read More
CitrusClimate Change Consensus Extends Beyond Climate Scientists, Purdue Study Indicates
September 28, 2015
Researcher says the study is the first to highlight agreement on human-caused climate change is reaching the broader scientific community. Read More
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CitrusFlorida Man Accused Of Snatching More Than 4 Million Pounds Of Citrus
September 25, 2015
Winter Haven-based produce broker facing multiple charges, including scheme to defraud, grand theft, and dealing citrus without a license. Read More
NutsHigh Number Of Pistachio Blanks Attributed To Drought, Warm Winter
September 23, 2015
Some California pistachio growers are seeing as much as 70% blanks (shells with no nuts inside) on their trees this Read More
Crop ProtectionBeneficial Insect Causes Problems On Tomatoes
September 23, 2015
The tomato bug may control whitefly populations in greenhouses but it is wreaking havoc in tomato fields in South Texas. Read More
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Apples & PearsApples, Lettuce Among Top Organic Crops Produced
September 22, 2015
Survey says sales, production increasing. Read More
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Insect & Disease UpdateNanotechnology Could Play Large Role In Asian Citrus Psyllid Control
September 22, 2015
Scientists find efficient way to effectively kill HLB’s vector via insecticide-infused microscopic molecules. Read More
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Farm ManagementBest College Farms Battle It Out In National Ranking
September 21, 2015
Scores based on hands-on experiences, student involvement, degree plan options, and more. Read More
CitrusDrought Costing California $1.84 Billion This Year
September 16, 2015
California agriculture will lose $1.84 billion and 10,100 jobs in 2015 because of the drought, according to the University of Read More
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CitrusCitrus Budwood Data Squeeze Divulges Downside [INFOGRAP…
October 9, 2015
Annual report reveals marked decrease in nursery output. Read More
CitrusSeason’s First Florida Citrus Forecast Is A Stunner
October 9, 2015
After a decade of dealing with HLB, the toll is adding up for growers. Read More
GrapesNatural Cocktail Developed To Combat Pierce’s Disease
October 9, 2015
All living cells have viruses that prey on them – that includes cells like the bacteria Xylella fastidiosa – which Read More
Pacific Tomato Growers packinghouse in Palmetto, FL
TomatoesLongtime South Florida Tomato Producer Passes At 83
October 9, 2015
Nathan Esformes, co-founder of Pacific Tomato Growers, succeeded in the agriculture industry for more than 60 years. Read More
FruitsEverglades Research And Education Center Set To Take Wr…
October 8, 2015
Enhancements to the facility could more than double the amount of samples analyzed. Read More
Apples & PearsModi Apple Off To Promising Start
October 8, 2015
The "Eco-friendly by Nature" red apple looks to international markets and continues its globally orientated marketing and communication activities. Read More
CitrusCalifornia Citrus Research Board Names New Chief
October 8, 2015
Gary Schulz, a long-time administrator of several agricultural associations in the state, takes the helm. Read More
FertilizerNominations Open For The Fertilizer Institute’s 2…
October 7, 2015
The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program honors growers and fertilizer retailers who demonstrate a strong commitment to nutrient use efficiency. Read More
CucurbitsBayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds, National Watermelon …
October 6, 2015
Bayer to fund first-year memberships to all eligible watermelon growers. Read More
Crop ProtectionNew Invasive Vegetable Pest Found In Michigan
October 6, 2015
Swede midge impacts cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and other crucifers. Read More
CitrusAg Leaders Speak Out In Favor Of New Trade Agreement
October 6, 2015
Leaders from across the U.S. agriculture and food sector have continued to express their optimism and confidence in the newly Read More
NutsResearchers Study Almond Rootstock Salt Tolerance
October 6, 2015
The continued drought means more growers are relying on groundwater, which, depending on location, can be quite saline. Consequences of Read More
NutsThe Future Of Almonds And Honeybees
October 6, 2015
Dan Cummings knows a thing or two about honeybees. Not only does he oversee 6,500 acres of almond trees as Read More
FruitsBuild Your Farm’s Brand Through Farm-To-Table Din…
October 6, 2015
Bringing people to your farm during the off season can be as easy as setting a dinner table. Read More
CitrusFree Online Irrigation Courses Now Available   
October 6, 2015
Get on-demand irrigation information at the new irrigation education website. Read More
CitrusUSDA Awards Nearly $35M To Support Local Foods, Increas…
October 6, 2015
Funding supports local food systems, farmers markets and healthier eating for SNAP participants. Read More
CitrusSpecialty Crops Get $113M Boost From USDA
October 5, 2015
Funds to bolster local and regional farmers’ markets. Read More
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EquipmentGrimmway Farms Moves Plants With Robots
October 5, 2015
In phase one of what it hopes will be a series of trials, Grimmway Farms experimented with the concept of Read More