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Ag Technology Summit to include PMA’s Whitaker on food safety

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Chief Science and Technology Officer, Bob Whitaker, Ph.D. will present the morning keynote at the Salinas Valley Ag Technology Summit at Hartnell College in Salinas, California, on March 27. Whitaker’s keynote... more »

California falls short in evaluating use of pesticides, study says

Since the 1940s, the responsibility for managing California farmers' use of agricultural pesticides, and the substantial health risks they pose, has been shared by state and county regulators. The state's Department of Pesticide Regulation registers... more »

Pairwise licenses advanced CRISPR technologies to expand ag applications

Pairwise, located in the Triangle area in North Carolina's, and one of the fast-growing agriculture and food biotech companies, has licensed some advanced CRISPR genome editing technologies from two prestigious Boston institutions to expand its crop-editing... more »

NMSU’s Chile Pepper Institute might develop chile peppers for NASA

New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute may soon be exploring new heights. The Chile Pepper Institute, located within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, has recently been contacted by the National Aeronautics... more »

lef Farms introduces new crisp baby greens

On the heels of launching its Fusion blend just a few short months ago, Loudon, New Hampshire-based lef Farms (pronounced "leaf") is excited to introduce another unique leafy green to the market, called Crisp. Touted... more »

Georgia sets 2019 Vidalia onion pack date

The Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee announced today that the pack date for the 2019 Vidalia Onion season is 8 a.m. Monday, April 22. “With tremendous consideration after consultation with the Vidalia... more »

Processed products, online sales spur success

The gentle curving of Lake Huron around the Thumb region of Michigan puts Port Austin on the tip of a peninsula, and summer tourism is big. “A lot of people from the metro Detroit area... more »

Biodegradable mulch lessens labor pressure

Plastic mulch helps control weeds, conserve moisture and speed soil warmup – to name a few advantages – but biodegradable plastic mulch offers that and potentially even more. “Plastic mulch is a very common tool... more »


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