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Feb. 24-25 set for Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers event

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will hold its sixth annual conference Feb. 24-25, 2020, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. Kicking off the conference will be John Cravens, Yercic Label, addressing the... more »

Roadmap to Organic California: Policy Report released

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) is releasing a plan to use organic farming to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. Three decades of peer-reviewed science backs up the policy solutions laid out... 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 »

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 »

BioCeres wettable powder insecticide available in California

BioCeres WP is now available in California, BioSafe Systems recently announced. This product is an insect-pathogenic bio-pesticide using the Beauveria bassiana fungus, according to a press release from the company. An OMRI-listed, ANT-03 strain, BioCeres WP... more »

Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association sponsors Southwest Ag Summit

The 2020 Southwest Ag Summit, slated for Feb. 25-27, includes a lineup of programs including educational sessions, golf tournament, Latino Farmer Symposium, field demonstration events, exhibitor show, evening reception and concludes with the sold-out Harvest Dinner... more »

New Mexico Chile pepper heads to space

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be growing New Mexico Chile in the International Space Station in 2020 as part of the effort to develop crops to support deep space exploration.   According to the New Mexico State University (NMSU)... more »

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