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Biocontrols 2015 Conference
CitrusGrowers Go In-Depth At Biocontrols 2015 Conference & Tradeshow
March 9, 2015
The first-of-its-kind event brought growers, researchers, regulators, and suppliers together for a two-day discussion on the latest biocontrols tools and technologies. Read More
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
CitrusFarm Bureau Says WOTUS Rule Would Ignore Exemptions
March 24, 2015
Common farming practices may be vulnerable to Clean Water Act enforcement under the rule. Read More
CitrusCalifornia Unveils $1 Billion Drought Package
March 23, 2015
Governor, legislative leaders, announce $1 billion emergency drought legislation. Read More
gmo apple
Apples & PearsFDA Concludes GMO Crops Innate Potato And Arctic Apple Are Safe For Consumption
March 20, 2015
The agency says the evaluated varieties are as safe and nutritious as conventional counterparts. Read More
FruitsStink Bug Predator Found In U.S.
March 18, 2015
Wasp native to Asia attacks brown marmorated stink bug eggs. Read More
CitrusReport: Family Farms Are Still Backbone Of U.S. Agriculture
March 17, 2015
USDA reports that 97% of all U.S. farms are family-owned. Read More
drought management; irrigation; water management
FruitsWashington Governor Declares Drought
March 17, 2015
With snowpack at near record lows, Governor Jay Inslee declared a drought on the Olympic Peninsula, on the east side of the central Cascade Mountains including Yakima and Wenatchee, and the Walla Walla region. Read More
Farm Management$66.5 Million Pledged For Produce Industry
March 10, 2015
USDA announces funding for research into specialty crops and organic production. Read More
Crop ProtectionStudy Shows Plants Can Tell Difference Between Attacking Insects
March 9, 2015
Scientists at the University of Missouri make a discovery that will allow plant breeders to target insect species when developing crops. Read More
CitrusFlorida Politicos Hopeful In Wake Of Comprehensive Water Policy Passage
March 9, 2015
House decision could be first step in providing a long-term solution for protecting one of the state’s most precious resources. Read More
FruitsWest Coast Ports To Open With New Contract
March 3, 2015
Western fruit, vegetable industries lost millions when unable to export produce at ports. Read More
Apples & PearsCompany Responsible For First GMO Apples Is Sold
February 27, 2015
Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the company behind the world's first non-browning apples, fetches $41 million. Read More
Food Safety“Dirty Dozen” List Authors Say Conventionally Grown Produce Are “Best Foods” 
February 25, 2015
Sound science prevails and consumers are encouraged to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. Read More
The Latest
Farm ManagementUSDA Awards $31 Million In Grants To Help SNAP Particip…
April 1, 2015
Funding supports programs that help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program afford healthy foods. Read More
Sweet Corn9 Must-Have Sweet Corn Varieties
April 1, 2015
This month’s Variety Specs feature highlights nine sweet corn varieties submitted to us from the nation’s leading seed breeders and Read More
Water pump collecting leachate in Florida peach orchard
IrrigationIrrigation Techniques For Florida Peaches
April 1, 2015
Variation of soils around the Sunshine State make quenching the thirst of this stone fruit tricky. Read More
Farm ManagementHow To Save Money In Your Garden
April 1, 2015
Utah State University Cooperative Extension explains how you can save a bundle. Read More
GenNext GrowersPlan Ahead To Secure Farm Funding
April 1, 2015
Do your homework before applying for a grant or a loan. Read More
Washington Capitol building
Food SafetyBill To Halt Patchwork Of State GMO Labeling Laws
March 31, 2015
Reintroduced bill includes a new provision allowing for labeling products as GMO-free via USDA-certification process. Read More
BerriesSouthern Strawberry, Peach Growers Concerned About Cold…
March 31, 2015
Plastic coverings, sprinklers used to keep crops warm with consecutive nights of low temperatures. Read More
Food SafetyFDA Holding Public Meeting On FSMA Implementation Strat…
March 31, 2015
Forum to provide opportunity to discuss planning efforts for the next phase of Food Safety Modernization Act implementation. Read More
PotatoesNew Dual-Purpose Potato Variety Released
March 31, 2015
The russet-skinned variety from the University of Maine and the Maine Potato Board boasts high yields. Read More
CitrusMake Every Day Ag Day
March 31, 2015
Another National Ag Day came and went on March 18. Did you do anything to promote it this year? Even Read More
VegetablesSweet Potato Options For Midwest Growers
March 31, 2015
In the U.S., commercial production of sweet potatoes is mainly in the southern states, particularly North Carolina and Louisiana. The Read More
Farm ManagementLocation Is King When Marketing
March 31, 2015
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School marketing professor David Bell was being interviewed on my local NPR station about his recently Read More
HarvestingOptimize Your Asparagus Harvest
March 30, 2015
It is an exciting time of the year when asparagus spears start poking their heads out of the ground. Careful Read More
Apples & PearsPink Lady Apple Production Continues To Grow
March 30, 2015
Total production is up nearly 50% over 2009, and is expected to increase 33% in the next three years. Read More
Food SafetyHow To Manage Food Safety Risks
March 30, 2015
You need to understand produce safety issues and what they mean to your farm. Read More
Laboratory beakers
CitrusGrowing Demand For Magnesium Nitrate Spurs TradeMark Ni…
March 30, 2015
Via enhancements made to its manufacturing plant, Florida company is able to provide more of its product to various fertilizer distributors and retailers throughout the country. Read More
Apples & PearsHow Will We Sell All These Apples? [Opinion]
March 30, 2015
Apple production is reaching heights that would have been unthinkable two or three decades ago. That's great news for growers — if we can sell them all profitably, Read More
blue orchard bee
Integrated Pest ManagementBlue Orchard Bee Shows Promise As An Alternative Pollin…
March 30, 2015
The native bee Osmia lignaria could soon be a valuable piece of the pollinator mix, especially for smaller almond growers. Read More