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Strawberries are the second most-valuable fruit crop in South Carolina. Photo: Clemson University

Clemson to host pre-plant strawberry meeting

Strawberry producers are invited to a pre-plant meeting where Clemson University experts will provide valuable information needed to grow successful crops. The meeting is scheduled for Aug. 8 in the Horry County Extension Office, 1949 Industrial P... more


Adult with wings spread showing colorful hind wing.
Photo: Holly Raguza/ Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Spotted Lanternfly quarantine expanded in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's Spotted Lanternfly quarantine has been expanded to Lower Macungie Township, Alburtis and Macungie Boroughs in Lehigh County and New Hanover Township in Montgomery County after small populations of the pest were found. The most recent d... more


New AgroFresh technology reduces transplant shock

AgroFresh Solutions has introduced its new LandSpring product, a 1-Methylcyclopropene technology for use on transplanted vegetable seedlings. LandSpring reduces transplant shock resulting in lower seedling mortality and faster crop establishment, acc... more


Commission proposes cut to collective bargaining in Ontario

The Farm Products Marketing Commission in Ontario, Canada has proposed switching to a free market system for the region's vegetable sector. The switch would remove the price negotiating powers of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG). ... more


Christopher Ranch launches new website

Christopher Ranch has launched a new, consumer-friendly website that will allow for consumers to more personally connect with the brand, according to the company. Christopher Ranch’s home page allows for navigation to all the different products ... more


Beginning farmer training through the UGA Cooperative Extension Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program starts in August. Photo: Jessica Cudnik

UGA Journeyman Farmer registration now open

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is set to offer a second year of the Journeyman Farmer training for beginning and young farmers this August, with registration now open. This multi-session crash course provides information on business p... more


Trimble creates new agriculture business group

Trimble has established a business solutions group within its agriculture division. The Trimble Agriculture Business Solutions group will provide customers with technology integration across their business and data solutions. The Agriculture Busin... more


Photo: Nelson Irrigation

Empire Farm Days’ sprinker demos to highlight irrigation options

Live sprinkler demonstrations at the Empire Farm Days, Aug. 9-11, will highlight irrigation options for all types of fruit, berry, vegetable and crop producers. The demonstrations are part of the outdoor agricultural show hosted on 300 acres at Rod... more


Bella Verdi expands into new Texas greenhouse

Bella Verdi has opened a new 20,000-square-foot greenhouse facility located near Austin, Texas. The new facility will increase production of the company’s living and specialty lettuces as well as other leafy greens. Founded in 2003, Bella Verdi ... more


Wish Farms contributes $100,000 to Center for Produce Safety

Wish Farms has committed to a donation of $100,000 to the Center for Produce Safety (CPS). The CPS research campaign focuses on prevention of foodborne illnesses and disease outbreaks in the produce industry. The goal is to narrow and potentially c... more



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