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Predatory insect may help control whitefly

Scientists at the University of Florida have found an insect predator that may help greenhouse tomato growers manage populations of the sweet potato whitefly when used as a piece of an integrated pest management system. Bemisia tabaci, also known ... more


NIFA biotechnology grants boost food safety policy

The science of agriculture grows more complex every year. USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced Oct. 19 support for projects to help bridge the gap between biotechnology innovations and the policies on how to use them. Th... more


Monsanto pledges $250K for relief efforts In Puerto Rico

Monsanto Company is continuing its support of disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico by donating $250,000 to Centros Sor Isolina Ferre’, a social services agency which provides assistance to communities located near the company’s Monsanto Caribe ... more


Marsh to lead National Council of Agricultural Employers

Chair Joe Young of Goffstown, New Hampshire, announced Oct. 18 that following an exhaustive national search, the board of directors of the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has selected Michael Marsh as the organization’s new presid... more


UNH to develop strawberry varieties for organic production

Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have launched a research project that aims to develop the first varieties of strawberries specifically designed for organic agriculture in the United... more


Metropolis Farms unveils indoor agriculture lighting technology

Jack Griffin, president of Metropolis Farms, unveiled a new breakthrough in lighting technology for the emerging indoor vertical agriculture industry at the Indoor Ag Con Philly conference in Philadelphia. The Oct. 16 event was sponsored by NewBean C... more


Ontario’s Mucci Farms honored for investments, addition

The Leamington, Ontario Chamber of Commerce has awarded Mucci Farms with the top honor in the Industrial/Manufacturing Excellence category at its annual Business Excellence Awards held Oct. 11, 2017. Mucci recently completed an addition to their... more


Deere wins lawsuit protecting green and yellow colors

A U.S. District Court in Kentucky has ruled in favor of Deere & Co. in a lawsuit that was filed to protect use of the trademark green and yellow color combination on John Deere agricultural equipment. Following a one-week bench trial that took... more


Latest NAFTA talks conclude on pessimistic tone

In a trilateral statement following the fourth round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations that ended Tuesday in Arlington, Va., U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that Mexico and Canada are unwilling to accept u... more


Webinar on precision ag a partnership of California, Chile

Sensors that tell growers how much water to use; drones that can fly over operations and asses the health of crops; real-time data at the fingertips of farmers. It’s not science fiction – it’s the future of agriculture. In an attempt to s... more



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