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BioConsortia adds researchers to Science Advisory Board

BioConsortia Inc. added three experts to its Scientific Advisory Board. All three are renowned leaders in their respective fields of research and each brings experience and knowledge to different aspects of BioConsortia’s AMS (Advanced Microbial Se... more


IR-4 biopesticide workshop set

The IR-4 Project, based out of Rutgers University, will host an IR-4 Biopesticide Workshop, Sept. 21. The workshop will be hosted at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Orlando, Florida. The workshop will cover pest management needs for sp... more


Extended deadlines, new guidance added for food safety law

FDA has extended some of the compliance deadlines for parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and has issued draft guidance for a key portion of the law, the Produce Safety Rule. The changes affect compliance dates for parts of the curre... more


Michigan vegetable industry scholarships now available

Scholarships are now available from the Michigan State Horticultural Society and The Michigan Vegetable Council for students who intend to pursue careers in the Midwest fruit industry or vegetable industry, respectively. The awards are made availab... more


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High tunnel exclusion systems developed for pest management

Ayanava Majumdar is an Extension Entomologist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. His work focuses on finding practical solutions for managing insect pests that affect peanut and vegetable crops. “Dr. A,” as he is c... more


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Fall armyworm arrives in Michigan corn

I recently detected fall armyworm in southeast Michigan sweet corn, and I’ve heard reports of it in other parts of the state. Fall armyworm is a pest of sweet corn, seed corn and popcorn that can often go unnoticed since growers focus their spray ... more


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UNH scientists unravel genetic ancestry of cultivated strawberry

Scientists from the University of New Hampshire have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry. A genetic analysis conducted by New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers, which took four years t... more


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Farmers markets, farms draw customers with Pokemon Go

Farmers markets and farm marketers are tapping into the Pokemon Go phenomenon to attract visitors and customers. The app has reached more than 30 million downloads in the U.S., and as many as 25 million smartphone users in one day, according to Surve... more


Plant pathologist joins Lighting Research Center

Jaimin Patel, Ph.D., has joined the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Patel will collaborate with David Gadoury of Cornell University’s Division of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology and Mark Rea of the LRC ... more


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Texas tomato growers slice into market with fresh fruit all fall

Tomatoes are the Type B’s of the vegetable world: Laid-back, creative, collaborative. Want a slice on a burger? Fine. Chopped into a salad? Great. Pureed and slathered over a pizza crust? Yum. Steeped in a winter stew? Ahhhh. But fresh is wha... more



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