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  • Syngenta to sell its vegetable seed business

    Sep 3, 2015

    Syngenta announced actions to accelerate shareholder value creation through unlocking the considerable inherent worth in its global seeds portfolio. As stated in the company’s full and half-year results, this will be achieved in a number of ways such as driving profitability improvement, strategic partnerships or divestments.… Full Story »
  • DuPont Zorvec now registered in the U.S.

    Sep 3, 2015

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration approval for a new DuPont disease control active ingredient, oxathiapiprolin, which DuPont Crop Protection will market under the trademark Zorvec. DuPont Zorvec is the first member of a new class of fungicides which represents a step change improvement in disease… Full Story »
  • PMA hires new Global Business Development Manager

    Sep 2, 2015

    Natalia Gamarra joined Produce Marketing Association (PMA) on Aug. 3 as the new global business development manager. Gamarra holds eight years of international business experience and possesses proficiency in languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Her knowledge and background will be essential to her new role… Full Story »
  • Replenishing California groundwater may be done by flooding fields in rainy years

    Sep 2, 2015

    As farmers pump groundwater to keep their crops alive during the California drought, many of the state's aquifers are being drained rapidly. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) researchers are working on a new approach to replenish these critical underground supplies once the rains return: using… Full Story »
  • Past, present, future of trade relationship with Cuba

    Sep 2, 2015

    Since December 2014, when the United States and Cuba announced the intention to restore diplomatic ties for the first time in more than half a century, the U.S. has taken steps to ease restrictions on trade, remittances, and travel to Cuba. The actions have generated… Full Story »
  • AgriLife Extension specialist to lead East Texas vegetable programs

    Sep 2, 2015

    He’s done so many trainings in East Texas over the years, relocating to to the region is almost like coming home, said Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small-acreage vegetable specialist. Masabni has been based in College Station since being hired by AgriLife… Full Story »
  • WP Rawl’s business is growing with help from new generation

    Sep 2, 2015

    WP Rawl announced the continued expansion of its team by adding fourth generation family members Lauren Clifton, Robert Clifton and Amber Rawl. Lauren and Robert Clifton accepted full time positions at WP Rawl this summer, joining the second and third generations already running the company.… Full Story »
  • Processing tomato production at a record high

    Sep 1, 2015

    Contracted production for California processing tomatoes is forecast at 14.5 million tons, averaging 49.5 tons per acre. The current forecasted production is 4% above the 2014 crop, and 1% above the May forecast. Harvest started the first week of July in the Southern growing areas… Full Story »
  • EPA approves Syngenta fungicide

    Sep 1, 2015

    Syngenta's SDHI fungicide Solatenol has received registration from EPA. First significant sales in the United States are expected in the 2016 season. Solatenol has already been launched in Latin America as ELATUS, offering growers performance against soybean rust, a devastating disease which can significantly impact yields. In the… Full Story »
  • Payment card change shifts fraud liability onto merchants

    Sep 1, 2015

    There’s a change coming Oct. 1 that will affect merchants who accept credit card payments – including farm markets and agritourism operations. The coming deadline marks a shift by the U.S. payment-card industry to EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa), a global standard for microchip-based debit… Full Story »

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