Sales of organic fruit were up 8.3% year on year, while sales of organic vegetables rose 6.2%.
Technology newly available to specialty crop growers provides economic and environmental benefits.
Syngenta receives California registration for Minecto Pro insecticide, to be used on tree nuts, citrus, and vegetables.
Marrone Bio Innovations says new product has proven highly effective for controlling downy mildews and white molds.
While sales are skyrocketing, organic berries bring a whole host of challenges to grow.
Conference will be held October Oct. 29 – 30 in Stockton, CA.
Monitoring may be most effective way to meet the preventative controls component of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Almond Alliance of California President Kelly Covello: Without Market Access Program money, the world-dominant industry “might not have entered China, which is now our third largest export market.”
Researchers are finding a multi-pronged approach to pollinators give both sweet and tart cherry growers the best results.