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Drone workshop offered by University of California ag program

People who are interested in using drones for real-world mapping are invited to attend a three-day intensive drone workshop in the Monterey Bay Area. The third annual DroneCamp will be offered June 18-20 by UC... more »

New Jersey ag secretary visits Specca Farms strawberry operation

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on May 16 visited Specca Farms in Springfield Township in Burlington County to highlight the Jersey Fresh strawberry picking season. “Strawberries are one of the first fruits... more »

Bayer gives $30K for school salad bars

Bayer recently promised $30,000 to the United Fresh Start Foundation, paying for salad bars at four schools in the Rosedale Union School District in California. The United Fresh Start Foundation has a mission to provide... more »

Mission Produce, Taylor Farms discuss Tour de Fresh support

Tour de Fresh for sixth year will unite fresh produce companies to ride more than 300 miles over four days to benefit the Salad Bars to Schools initiative. The 2019 fundraiser, presented by the California Giant Foundation, will... more »

Muramoto first UC Extension specialist dedicated to organic agriculture

For the first time, the University of California has hired a Cooperative Extension specialist dedicated to organic agriculture. Joji Muramoto, a longtime research associate with the University of California Santa Cruz, will coordinate a statewide... more »

John Driver named Great Lakes territory sales manager

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a producer of sustainable biopesticide and plant health solutions, has appointed John Driver as U.S. Great Lakes territory sales Manager effective immediately. Driver brings over 19 years of... more »

Trost joins Western Growers Insurance Services as VP of employee benefits

Western Growers has added Eric Trost to its Insurance Services team as vice president of employee benefits. In this role, Trost will lead the expansion of Western Growers Insurance Services’ employee benefits capabilities, solutions and resources... more »

UGA vegetable scientist recommends organic mulches for weed control

If they start now, Georgia organic farmers can use mulch and cultivation to manage young weeds, according to Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, vegetable scientist on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. If weeds are not controlled... more »


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