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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
microscopic view of polymer molecules infused with imidacloprid
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
Oriental Fruit fly
CitrusFlorida Declares Agricultural Emergency Over Invasive Pest
September 15, 2015
Oriental fruit fly in Miami-Dade County sparks quarantine and chemical treatments. Read More
NOAA Temperature Outlook For Winter 2015-2016
CitrusForecast: El Niño Likely To Stay Through Spring
September 11, 2015
Climate pattern-fueled extremes could have big impact in certain parts of the U.S. Read More
The Latest
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
Auto Draft
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
Grimmway's Harvest Automation robots
EquipmentRobots, Container Production, And The Future Of Vegetab…
October 5, 2015
Water. Labor. Affordable land. Transportation costs. As a vegetable grower, you face challenges like these every year — but lately Read More
GenNext GrowersGenNext Researchers Focused On Farming’s Future Growth
October 5, 2015
As the next generation of growers become leaders and decision makers in their own operations, they won’t have to make Read More
VegetablesContinue To Provide Healthy Choices For Kids [opinion]
October 4, 2015
Childhood nutrition programs in schools are coming under fire. The current requirement is just a half-cup of a fruit or vegetable in a lunch, and we need to make sure we move forward, not backward. Read More
Amanda Gevens
GenNext GrowersGenNext Researchers: Amanda Gevens
October 4, 2015
As the next generation of growers become leaders and decision makers in their own operations, they won’t have to make Read More
Apples & PearsEnvironmental Stress And Tree Growth Presented At WSU F…
October 4, 2015
Washington State University (WSU) Fruit School will be held Nov. 17-18 at the Confluence and Technology Center in Wenatchee, WA. Read More
Matt Grieshop
GenNext GrowersGenNext Resarchers: Matthew J. Grieshop
October 4, 2015
As the next generation of growers become leaders and decision makers in their own operations, they won’t have to make Read More
FruitsPrecise Water Usage Boosts Nutrient Uptake
October 4, 2015
Optimize the flow of fertilizers to your crops through proper soil moisture management. Read More