Crop Protection

EPA extends comment period on herbicide policy changes

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period on a proposed 900-page Herbicide Strategy. The agency released the strategy on July 24, and the original comment deadline of Sept. 22 has been extended a... more »

Michigan offers $3.6 million to fight invasive species

Michigan’s Invasive Species Grant Program is now accepting proposals for the 2023 funding cycle, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program — a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources;... more »

California LGMA releases annual report

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement recently released its 2022-23 Annual Report, logging one decertification from 317 scheduled and unannounced audits. Of the 243 scheduled audits and 74 unannounced field audits (from April 2022 to... more »

Growing lettuce in non-traditional areas of Florida

Each year, U.S. farmers produce enough lettuce to feed everyone in the country. Up to 73% of U.S. lettuce comes from California producers and is distributed nationwide through extensive retail chains. Lettuce grown in Florida... more »

EPA amends wetlands protection rules

In response to a recent Supreme Court decision, the EPA has removed federal protection for a majority of U.S. wetlands. The new rule amending the 2023 definition of “waters of the United States” will take... more »

Cornell honors vegetable grower for community service

After Don Reed graduated from Cornell in 1962, he went back to his family’s 200-year-old Cortland, New York, farm. Reed’s agricultural education taught him plant genetics, which gave him the tools to create delicious cabbage... more »

Registration opens for MSU organic farmer training program

Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for the 2024 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP). The registration deadline is Feb. 21 for the MSU Department of Horticulture’s program. The OFTP brings together farmworkers, aspiring farmers,... more »

Firm helps inventors introduce new ag products

A firm that helps inventors of ag products take their products to market is looking for novel bio-based or chemical active ingredients. AgXelerators (AgX) partners with crop protection companies around the world to accelerate the... more »

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