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CitrusHow You Can Survive The Mobilegeddon
May 4, 2015
The Mobilegeddon is upon us. No, this isn’t a time to prepare disaster bunkers, or buy canned food in bulk. Read More
University of California-Davis
CitrusWorld’s Best Agriculture Colleges Ranking Revealed
April 29, 2015
Annual report card distinguishes which schools are excelling by subject area. Read More
Apples & PearsWhy Arctic Apples Were Approved By USDA
April 29, 2015
In what has become a heated debate, let’s discuss the science behind GMO apples. Read More
Food SafetyFood Company Agrees To Stop Distribution Of Sprouts In Contamination Case
April 27, 2015
On April 22, 2015, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a consent decree of Read More
Apples & PearsAPHIS Proposal To Allow Apples From China Becomes Rule
April 23, 2015
Growers in China expected to follow set standards of production to prevent possible importing of new pests. Read More
CitrusFarm Bureau Supports Bill To Halt Controversial WOTUS Rule
April 21, 2015
 Legislation would force EPA and the U.S. Army of Engineers to withdraw Waters of the United States proposal. Read More
Montmorency tart cherries
Stone FruitWinter Storm Surprises Utah Fruit Growers
April 20, 2015
Snow and cold temperatures threatened tart cherries already in full bloom. Read More
citrus black spot symptoms
Insect & Disease UpdateCitrus Black Spot Rears Its Ugly Head Again In Southwest Florida
April 20, 2015
Recent confirmed findings of the fungal malady forces USDA-APHIS to expand regulated area. Read More
tomatoes and strawberries
BerriesScientists Seek To Save Flavor Of Tomatoes And Strawberries
April 17, 2015
A $500,000 grant will enable University of Florida researchers to focus on how light can affect the quality and taste of produce after harvest. Read More
FruitsRecord Low Snowpack In Washington State
April 14, 2015
Experts say snowmelt occurring earlier than expected. Read More
Apples & PearsWashington Apple Detective Finds ‘Lost’ Varieties
April 9, 2015
Works with university researchers to resurrect apples of the Palouse region. Read More
CitrusForecasters Predict Historically Weak Atlantic Hurricane Season
April 9, 2015
Extended range outlook cites El Niño as culprit in what could be one of the least active seasons in recent memory. Read More
The Latest
Crop ProtectionVestaron’s Bioinsecticide Now Registered For Use On Mor…
May 6, 2015
Bioagriculture company Vestaron has received expanded EPA registration for its biological insect control products. These bioinsecticides, which are derived from Read More
Produce aisle leafy greens super market grocery store
Food SafetyLGMA Discusses The “Culture Of Food Safety”…
May 6, 2015
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement launches a series of six in-depth blog posts highlighting food safety. Read More
PotatoesAnother Genetically Engineered Potato To Be Evaluated
May 6, 2015
A petition from J.R. Simplot is seeking deregulation of a potato genetically engineered (GE) for late blight resistance, low acrylamide potential, reduced black spot bruising, and lowered reducing sugars. Read More
NutsHow To Avoid Common Mistakes In Almond Scab
May 6, 2015
By the time the disease is visible in orchards, it could be too late. Read More
NutsTips To Manage Scab In Almonds
May 6, 2015
The right treatment at the right time can make all the difference in scab control. Read More
NutsWest Coast Port Slowdown Impacts Almond Shipments
May 6, 2015
The impact of export disruption could be felt for some time. Read More
Crop ProtectionBioWorks Launches Two New Versions Of RootShield Biofun…
May 5, 2015
BioWorks, Inc., has launched two new versions of its popular RootShield® biological fungicide, RootShield Seed Treatment and RootShield AG. RootShield Read More
Leafy VegetablesLGMA Welcomes New Officers And Board Members For 2015
May 5, 2015
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) welcomed several newly elected members and appointed new officers during a meeting of Read More
NutsProgram Designed To Prevent Bee Colonies From Accidenta…
May 5, 2015
During the past few decades, the loss of pollinators including honey bees, native bees, birds, bats, and butterflies has posed Read More
Phytophthora spore under a microscope
Disease ControlResearchers Find Silver Lining In Phytophthora Fight
May 5, 2015
A team of researchers from the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology Read More
Apples & PearsConditions Present For High Fire Blight Risk In East
May 5, 2015
“Folks, it’s shaping up to be another doozy of a spring for fire blight and you must heed the warning. Read More
CitrusMediterranean Fruit Fly Found In JFK Airport
May 5, 2015
The Mediterranean fruit fly, one of the world’s most destructive pests, was recently intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Read More
IrrigationGrowing More With Less Water
May 5, 2015
It’s no secret that water has been under the proverbial spotlight as of late. How much of it is there? Read More
CitrusHow You Can Survive The Mobilegeddon
May 4, 2015
The Mobilegeddon is upon us. No, this isn’t a time to prepare disaster bunkers, or buy canned food in bulk. Read More
Cucurbits12 Cool Cucumber Varieties
May 3, 2015
This month’s variety specs feature highlights 12 top-performing cucumber varieties submitted to us from the nation’s leading seed breeders and Read More
Crop ProtectionExpect The Unexpected With Plant Diseases
May 1, 2015
Whether or not you are a basketball fan, it’s hard not to notice all the publicity and hype surrounding “March Read More
Lightning
CitrusWet Season Off To Extremely Early Start In South Florid…
May 1, 2015
Some areas saw more than 200% above-average rainfall during April. Read More
FruitsShare Your Story Of Environmental Stewardship
May 1, 2015
As I wrote this column, Earth day, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary, was quickly approaching. The annual holiday, which is Read More