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New overtime rule outrages California growers

On Sept. 12, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will phase in new overtime rules for the state’s agricultural workers beginning in 2019. The standard overtime threshold for most California industries is eight hours a day, or 40 hours... more


Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Seedway partner for watermelon plant

Seminis Vegetable Seeds and Seedway are collaborating to sell Seminis watermelon plants through the Seedway Sowlogic plant program. In addition to being able to purchase watermelon seeds directly from Seminis, growers in Florida, Georgia, North Carol... more


Equipment manufacturers embrace AgGateway’s ADAPT

A leading group of equipment manufacturers will soon release products to manage data across different precision agriculture systems - regardless of the system manufacturer, thanks to AgGateway's ADAPT conversion toolkit. "The ADAPT framework remov... more


Majestene awarded best new biopesticide

Marrone Bio Innovations' Majestene Bionematicide product has won the Biopesticide category in the 2016 Agrow Awards held in London. The prestigious Agrow Awards, presented by Agrow, an information provider for the global crop protection industry... more


California Organic Food, Farming Act signed into law

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law the California Organic Food and Farming Act (COFFA). This legislation marks the first update to California’s state organic law and program in over a decade, according to California Certified ... more


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Case study: incorporating high tunnels into organic production

In a collaboration between Gathering Together Farm (GTF) and Oregon State University (OSU), three high tunnels (Haygroves) were constructed side by side in January of 2003 on site at GTF. For the last three years, data has been collected in order to ... more


Tomato troubles: managing common problems with tomatoes

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable to grow in Mississippi in both home gardens and greenhouse hydroponic production. Not surprisingly, many questions arise from gardeners and commercial growers about various problems that occur during the season... more


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Researchers fight plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some of them? That’s Botrytis cinerea, a fungal pathogen that can infect more than 1,000 plant speci... more


Rodale Institute forms Organic Farmers Association

Rodale Institute has launched a new membership organization for organic farmers. The new Organic Farmers Association will exist to provide a voice for organic farmers on policy issues, help organic farmers network and share information, and serve as ... more


Naturipe Berry Growers invests in Harvest CROO Robotics

Naturipe Berry Growers has joined the list of strawberry industry investors supporting Harvest CROO Robotics. With the support of Naturipe, now more than 20 percent of the U.S. strawberry industry has invested in Harvest CROO Robotics, according to t... more



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