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California growers show unified voice at state capitol

California Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, knows he might not have been voters’ first guess to introduce agricultural legislation. “I’m pretty sure they said, ‘Jones-Sawyer… Ag bill! What?’” the assemblyman joked with members of the... more »

Senior director of field R&D named at Valent

Valent U.S.A. LLC has named Kenneth “Kenny” Seebold as senior director of field research & development. Seebold replaces Mike Riffle, who announced his plan retire at the end of June, after more than 35 years... more »

Salinas Biological Summit seeks ideas from all sides

Among growers who rely on chemical inputs to ensure their crops aren’t lost to voracious insects or overgrown with weeds, it’s not a surprise that they’re not going to be able to rely on those... more »

Mix organic, conventional methods to boost soil health

It is often presumed that organic agricultural management practices cause minimal environmental impact relative to conventional agricultural management practices. Just like any other farming system, organic farming systems have limitations. Over-applicating organic amendments, such as... more »

Regenerative agriculture: a viable option for large-scale row crop farms?

Regenerative agriculture is one of the buzzwords of the moment and it seems like everyone from grassroot organizations to large corporations are now touting it as the holy grail of farming. But often, interesting concepts... more »

Ag products, services fuel record Syngenta sales

Syngenta Group is crediting demand for advanced agricultural products and services for the company’s record sales. In FY 2022, Syngenta Group sales were $33.4 billion, a growth of $5.2 billion, and up 19% from the... more »

Syngenta to release sweet corn herbicide

Syngenta has developed a new herbicide, Storen, for different corn varieties, including sweet corn. Upon approval by the Environmental Protection Agency for registration, which is anticipated by the 2024 growing season, the new pre- and... more »

Corteva debuts products for specialty crop growers

Corteva Agriscience has added four crop protection products, including two that are designed to help specialty crop growers. Tolvera herbicide, which is currently pending registration with the Environmental Protection Agency, is a cereal solution that... more »

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