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Vestaron, Capua Bioservices create manufacturing partnership

Vestaron Corporation, a developer of novel, naturally occurring peptides with anti-insect properties, has signed a multi-year manufacturing agreement with Capua Bioservices for production of its Spear family of products. Spear products are develop... more


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Extension collaboration yields success for Kansas tomato grower

There is an old adage that things tend to skip generations. That is the case for Todd Griggs, who is now growing tomatoes and other vegetables on the land where his grandparents once had a large truck garden and farm stand near Augusta, Kansas, which... more


Ontario berry grower groups consider merger

Ontario’s two berry grower organizations are proposing a merger to create one new organization. Ontario Berry Growers’ Association (OBGA) and the Ontario Highbush Blueberry Growers’ Association have received agreement from the Ontario Farm Prod... more


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United Fresh BrandStorm attendees to visit Clif Bar headquarters

The United Fresh Produce Association’s second annual BrandStorm marketing event will take place Nov. 14-16, 2016 in San Francisco, California at the Hilton Financial District San Francisco. Following the educational event, BrandStorm attendees will... more


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Growers attend first Cornell Kale Day

More than 30 seed growers, researchers, food industry representatives, consumers and others attended the first Cornell Kale Day at the Homer C. Thompson Research Farm in Freeville, New York, Aug. 23. Phillip Griffiths, associate professor in the h... more


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Traveling bees have shorter lives, more stress

Research from North Carolina State University, published in Scientific Reports, shows that travel can adversely affect bee health and lifespans. Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are frequently trucked around the United States to pollinate crops like ap... more


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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 Michigan fruit and vegetable industries. The awards are made available by these organi... more



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