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BASF adds West Coast technical field representatives

New technical field representatives have joined BASF Agricultural Solutions' agronomic team. Both additions will cover the California and Arizona regions. Jessica Salmer will cover California’s Central Valley while Jose Cabrera’s... more »

UF releases first Hurricane Ian damage estimates

Hurricane Ian’s winds and rains caused a $1.56 billion hit to more than 5 million acres of Florida agricultural land, including vegetables and melons, according to initial estimates from University of Florida (UF) Institute of... more »

Growers assess Hurricane Ian damage

Florida growers are surveying damage to crops and property, following Hurricane Ian’s deadly landfall. Ian’s winds and rains caused massive human and property losses and harmed a variety of crops, from citrus to zucchini squash.... more »

Sym-Agro hires Southeast sales manager

Sym-Agro, Visalia, California, has hired Dominique Depaz as Southeast sales manager. Depaz will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s biopesticide products, as well as expanding and stewarding the Sym-Agro product line... more »

Apple-picking time and the Jonathans are dropping

It’s apple picking time! Mid-August as I write this. It had been a few days since I last checked the crop and behold! Jonathans were dropping. This means all of the preparatory projects have to... more »

Life lessons help Bailey Farms succeed with hot peppers

Specialty peppers are a hot business for Bailey Farms in Oxford, North Carolina. Bailey Farms grows 17 varieties of hot peppers at Oxford, as well as in Georgia and Florida on 1,200 of its own... more »

Dozens of Congressional leaders ask for action on spotted lanternfly

More than 40 members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take “immediate steps” to eradicate the spread of spotted lanternfly (SLF) – which was recently discovered for the first time in... more »

Florida growers discuss labor, input challenges

Florida’s growers are working to ensure state and federal policymakers hear their concerns about the numerous challenges and proposed rules to grow fresh produce. At the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) convention Sept. 12-14... more »

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