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Nitrogen management series offered by University of California

The University of California has opened registration for a seven-part video course on nitrogen management. The series, taught by UC researchers and extension specialists, begins May 10. The course is open to anyone interested nitrogen... more »

Rural farm operations targeted by drone-patrolling thieves

Thieves are now reportedly using drones to scout farms and ranches, looking for their next big score. "We were having a series of crimes occur, including some quads that were taken from a very remote... more »

Here’s how to deal with gray mold in lettuce

By the Yuma Center of Excellence of Desert Agriculture at the University of Arizona Gray mold of lettuce occurs most everywhere that lettuce is grown, but its prevalence varies depending on the particular environment of... more »

Registration extended to May 3 for Western Food Safety Conference

With an online program and strong industry participation, the Western Food Safety Conference on May 5-6 has extended its registration opportunity to May 3. The two-day event will feature live presentations from industry-leading scientists, managers... more »

California Underserved and Small Farm Producer Grant Program applications open

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting applications for the California Underserved and Small Farm Producer Grant Program. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday May 10, 2021. This program will... more »

Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Board of Directors name Talbott president

Bruce Talbott, co-owner/operator of Talbott’s Mountain Gold, a Palisade orchard producing peaches and winegrapes, has been elected president of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Board of Directors. The vacancy arose when long-time president, Robert... more »

Ways for growers to conserve water, boost profits seen in irrigation report

Ceres Imaging, the irrigation performance management provider that uses aerial imagery and data analytics to help growers improve their irrigation practice, has released a study quantifying the extent and impact of drip irrigation issues in... more »

Earth Day: Growers understand that the soil is the foundation for everything

For those of us fortunate to be working in the agriculture industry, our everyday is Earth Day. We have a connection to the earth unlike any other. Almost all... more »

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Vertical greens growing trend gets its own USDA grant

Multiple factors shape 2021 vegetable crop

Auxin herbicide problems crop up for growers

New research seen on Reflex’s crop safety on vegetables

Government, industry eye E. coli in leafy greens

Farm Market column: Consider procs and cons of selling at farmers’ markets

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: It’s all about focus as homestretch of reform beckons

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