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University of Georgia Tifton Campus to be led by Michael Toews

Michael Toews has been named assistant dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to oversee the Tifton Campus. Toews, a UGA entomology professor, succeeds Joe West, who is retiring February... more »

‘Making Ag Tech Work for You’ set at Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit

The Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit returns to Hartnell College on March 17-18, promising another deep dive into the latest tactics, equipment and thinking to maximize profit and consumer satisfaction in the fresh produce industry.... more »

Workers view exposure to wildfire smoke differently than employers

In 2018, California wildfires burned more than 1.8 million acres and caused smoke to drift hundreds of miles. As the frequency and intensity of wildfires increases with climate change, California agricultural workers are at greater... more »

Keep these suggestions in mind when your rent out your land

Almost 10 years have passed since the record high prices in commodities helped drive farmland rental rates to their own record highs. In recent years, those same commodities have receded to pre-2009 prices with net... more »

Not enough evidence to link wild birds to foodborne illness

When food makes people sick, some blame birds because they hang around farms, and their feces can contain E. coli, salmonella and campylobacter, three common pathogens that can cause foodborne illness. But a Washington State... more »

Florida Strawberry Festival’s featured fruit comes from UF/IFAS research

When you hear the words “Plant City,” what comes to mind? Strawberries, probably. As thousands of people come here for the annual Florida Strawberry Festival this month, many will eat various types of the fruit.... more »

BioCeres WP from BioSafe Systems available in California

BioSafe Systems has announced BioCeres WP is now available in California. This product is an insect-pathogenic bio-pesticide using the Beauveria bassiana fungus. This OMRI Listed, ANT-03 strain, is ideal for IPM programs. BioCeres WP is used... more »

New WSU honeybee research facility plans grand opening

Washington State University will celebrate the grand opening of its new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education Facility on March 6 with a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility. What: Tours and grand... more »

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