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Early California hemp research already yielding results

For the first time ever, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) researchers harvested an industrial hemp crop at one of its nine research and extension centers this fall. "It's an interesting crop," said UC... more »

Healthy eating led by farmers’ markets, study finds

Smaller purveyors of produce such as mobile and farmers' markets are the cream of the crop when it comes to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in low-income communities. Opening new supermarkets, however, has not been... more »

Penn State alum gets $1.5M for startup fertilizer solution firm

Hunter Swisher is living proof that environmental and business sustainability is not only possible, but key to the growth of his startup fertilizer solution company, Phospholutions. The 2016 plant sciences graduate from Penn State University... more »

MSU trustees approve funding request for greenhouse expansion

The Michigan State University (MSU) Board of Trustees is supporting a state funding request for the renovation and expansion of plant science greenhouses to enhance research and education. MSU is a global leader in plant... more »

California below safe residue levels on fruits, vegetables

Once again, tests showed that the vast majority of fresh produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) met national pesticide residue standards. During its 2018 survey, DPR found 95 percent of all samples... more »

Orondis Gold soil fungicide approved for use in Florida

Syngenta Crop Protection's pre-mix formulation of Orondis Gold soil fungicide has been approved for use in the state of Florida. This formulation replaces the current co-pack formulation of Orondis Gold. The registration covers a number... more »

Growing giant pumpkins ‘begins with superior genetics’

I took my 8-year-old to a pumpkin show over the weekend and we saw giant, near record-sized pumpkins on display. Now my son wants to grow giant pumpkins like that in our backyard. Is that... more »

NatureSweet names Rodolfo Spielmann new president and CEO

San Antonio, Texas-based NatureSweet Tomatoes has added Rodolfo Spielmann as its new president and CEO. “Rodolfo brings strong passion and depth of experience to his new role as the leader... more »


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