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Registration now open for inaugural Organic Grower Summit

General attendee registration is now open for the inaugural Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for Dec. 13-14 in Monterey, California. A joint production between California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and Organic Produce Network (OPN), OGS will... more


Penn State names new extension educator for vegetable crops

Carla Burkle has been named Penn State Extension Educator for vegetable and small fruit crops. She will be based at the Extension office in Cumberland County and will be responsible for outreach programming and applied research. Burkle has a st... more


Beekeeper, 14, and farm honored by Bayer for bee work

[caption id="attachment_12122" align="alignright" width="200"] Jake Reisdorf is the first-ever beekeeper under 18 years of age to receive the Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award. (PRNewsfoto/Bayer)[/caption] A 14-year-old beekeeper, and a pa... more


Best practices shared for sustaining public plant breeding

How can public plant breeding programs reap royalties and research investments while keeping their cultivars in the public domain? This is one of the challenges addressed at the Intellectual Property Rights for Public Plant Breeding Summit, the proc... more


Crop rotation, pest management impacted by climate change

According to the USDA report Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation, temperatures in the next 40 years are expected to rise 1-2 degrees Celsius. This will increase pest pressure because insects that are frost se... more


Pure Flavor names chief marketing officer

Greenhouse grower and marketer Pure Flavor has added Chris Veillon as chief marketing officer to the company’s executive leadership team. “As we continue to grow our retail & foodservice business, we needed to strategically evolve our mark... more


Ocean Mist Farms sponsors Tour de Fresh for a second year

Ocean Mist Farms will participate in the Tour de Fresh three-day cycling event, supporting the Salad Bars to Schools initiative, for a second year. The event begins July 25 in Pismo Beach, California, and will conclude with a loop of Monterey, prior ... more


Phytophthora disease reported on winter squash and pumpkin

Many areas of Michigan have received a significant amount of rain that favors the development of phytophthora disease on winter squash and pumpkin plants. Other vegetables that are susceptible to Phytophthora capsici include cucumber, zucchini, s... more


Seedless watermelons focus of grafting study

Some people love to eat a juicy, seedless watermelon for a tasty, refreshing snack during a hot, Florida summer day. University of Florida scientists have found a way to stave off potential diseases while retaining that flavor. Consumers increasin... more


With $3 million grant, researchers look for sites to grow produce

University of Florida researchers are sounding a warning bell that fresh produce may be hard to come by in the future. Scientists with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences cite changes in our climate, loss of fresh water and competition... more



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