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Pest, disease damage expected, harvest impacts uncertain

The seemingly unending flow of water saturating their fields is burdening California growers with pests and diseases. In March and continuing into April and later, torrential rains and multiple “atmospheric rivers” swept across the state,... more »

PA growers approve continuing vegetable marketing, research program

Keystone State growers have approved continuing the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program (PVMRP). Nearly 79% of the vegetable growers voting in the review referendum on the PVMRP voted “Yes” to continue the Program for... more »

BRANDT to build Nebraska production facility

BRANDT, a retailer of agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty ag input products, plans to start construction on a production facility in Aurora, Nebraska, this summer. The company plans for the facility, Advanced Ag Formulations,... more »

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day registration opens

Registration is open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day. The university is inviting fruit and vegetable growers to participate in Purdue Extension's annual event, which is scheduled for July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1... more »

Nichino America announces management appointments

Nichino America Inc., which specializes in crop protection products for the specialty crop industry, has announced new appointments to the company. The Wilmington, Delaware, company manufactures and sells weed, insect and disease control products, as... more »

Grower spending on automation jumps to $500K

Growers are spending an average of $500,000 a year on automation in response to the persistent ag labor shortage, according to the Specialty Crop Automation Report from Western Growers. This is the second year the Specialty... more »

Meristem Crop Performance adds Midwest staff

Meristem Crop Performance has added two Indiana-based account managers. Cody Stevens of Pendleton, Indiana, and Jediah French of Leopold, Indiana, will market Meristem’s crop inputs to farmers in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. [caption id="attachment_31870" align="alignright"... more »

Valent BioSciences makes staff changes

Valent BioSciences LLC is publicizing some staff changes. Ted Melnik, president and CEO, plans to retire in July. Salman Mir, executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named Melnik’s successor. Melnik joined Valent... more »

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