David Eddy

Will We Pay Farm Robots by the Hour? [Opinion]

Many growers are wary of such new technology, but it’s not the science that bothers them.

Apple Grower of the Year Honored; ‘Red Delicious’ Reign to End

USApple Conference highlights: Phil and Judy Schwallier honored, as the nation’s most popular apple is expected to be supplanted this year.

California Growers Protest Water Plan

Thousands from the Northern San Joaquin Valley expected to demonstrate at the state capitol to call attention to plan that would flood premium farmland.

Latest Chlorpyrifos Court Drama Has Farm Industry in the Middle

Stakeholders react after EPA is given 60 days to revoke all food tolerances and cancel registrations for the widely used insecticide.

2018 Washington Apple Crop Expected to be Down Slightly

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association predicts a 131-million-box fresh crop, down 2% from 2017.

Fungicide Gets Approval for California Citrus and Vegetables

Arysta LifeScience announces label expansion for fungicide to control nasty fungi such as Septoria spot in citrus, and Sclerotinia in lettuce.

What Others Say About Our 2018 Apple Growers of the Year

An overwhelming number of submissions were received to nominate Judy and Phil Schwallier for this honor.

Couple’s Approach to Apple Growing is All About Teamwork

The 2018 Apple Growers of the Year, Phil and Judy Schwallier, may be just as well-known for their “day jobs” as Extension educator extraordinaire and farm marketing maven.

New California Agriculture Program is a Boost for Bees

Almond Alliance hails nearly $2 million in funding for new program to help ensure pollinators’ well-being.

Misguided Water Policy Puts California Agriculture at Risk [Opinion]

California officials who call for more natural rivers are putting the state’s growers in jeopardy.

Pistachio Consumption Up Worldwide

University study also shows trends in healthier eating habits bode well for U.S. pistachio growers.

Postharvest Expert Named Food Safety VP

Trevor Suslow, the chief of the Postharvest Technology Center at the University of California, Davis, has been chosen Vice President of Food Safety for the Produce Marketing Association.

Young Woman to Lead New York Apple Growers

Sarah Dressel has been named Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the New York Apple Association.

Fast, Inexpensive Nitrogen Soil Test in the Works for Farmers

Vital nutrient level indicated by protein presence.

Record-Breaking Almond Crop Projected

Forecast estimated at 2.45 billion pounds for the 2018 California almond crop.

Labor Shortages Hit Growers Worldwide

Now British strawberry growers, struggling to find enough workers, are scaling back production.

Researchers May Have Unlocked Key to Honeybee Management

It’s all about having guts — and what they say about colony queens and workers.

Agricultural Trade Protectionism Protects No One [Opinion]

Trade can be a confusing issue, but just recall the key to success: freedom.

Insect Invaders: Perils of Global Trade

With cargo being shipped daily all over the world, it’s no wonder there are invasive pests landing in the U.S. — including these tiny but formidable foes.

Harvesting Company Fined for Raspberry Field Pesticide Exposure

Northern California company disputes the incident, which caused eight farm workers to seek medical treatment.