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Watermelon questions to be addressed at Clemson’s 2019 Field Day

What came first, the chicken or the egg? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If seedless watermelon don’t make seeds, what... more »

Herbicide Zidua now labeled for use in 2019 celery

Both SC and 85WG formulations of the herbicide Zidua are now labeled for use in celery via supplemental labels. (View the SC label. View the 85WG label.) Zidua is a group 15 herbicide; this group includes... more »

Monterey County Crop Report: $4.3 billion value, down more than 3%

Agriculture, the top economic engine for Monterey County, Califonria, saw the gross value of ag commodities grown in the county top out at $4.258 billion in 2018, a decrease of 3.7% from 2017, according to... more »

Alessandri appointed Industrial Hemp Program Director for Michigan

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell has appointed Gina Alessandri as the state’s Industrial Hemp Program Director effective July 1, 2019. In this role, Alessandri will work on growing and supporting... more »

Land transfer process eased with Virginia Generation NEXT efforts

Beginning in August, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry will co-host Generation NEXT workshops to provide information and tools for families looking into forest and/or farmland transfers. Running through December, the workshops... more »

Cool Planet, Gray Farm Maple to conduct trials on industrial hemp

Denver, Colorado-based Cool Planet, an agricultural technology company focused on soil health solutions, announced June 20 it has partnered with Gray Farm Maple LLC, a progressive farming operation in Denmark, Maine, to conduct trials of... more »

SmartFarm network emerges from local weather forecasting technology

Before the advent of computer satellite tracking equipment, farmers relied on prognostics, such as candles, weather vanes, the color of the sky, and the fabled Farmers’ Almanac, to make informed planting decisions. Even animals –... more »

Flamm Orchards’ Leonard ‘Slim’ Flamm dies in Illinois at age 84

Leonard “Slim” Flamm, 84, of Cobden, Ilinois, died on June, 19, 2019.  Flamm was the fourth generation of the family operating Flamm Orchards. Mr. Flamm's obituary follows: Leonard Flamm was born to Leonard L. Flamm Sr. and... more »


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