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California forms group to seek alternatives to use of chlorpyrifos

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food and Agriculture today announced Aug. 14 the members of a new, cross-sector working group created to identify, evaluate and recommend safer, sustainable pest management... more »

Scientists discover how plants defend themselves against nematodes

An international team of 10 scientists, led by plant nematologist Shahid Siddique, a former research group leader at the University of Bonn, Germany, and now an assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and... more »

Hemp sessions on tap at Organic Grower Summit 2019

A pair of educational sessions devoted to reducing organic soil risk and an examination of the burgeoning hemp marketplace have been announced as part of the 2019 Organic Grower Summit educational program, slated for this... more »

Fungicide PerCarb approved for use in California

As of July 25, 2019, BioSafe Systems’ PerCarb has been approved for use in the state of California by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. PerCarb is an EPA-registered, 0-hour REI, broad-spectrum bactericide/fungicide designed to treat... more »

New venture focused on sun-grown Hawaiian hemp

Archipelago Ventures will be the name of a joint venture between Arcadia Biosciences and Legacy Ventures Hawaii, to grow, extract and sell sun-grown hemp. The new partnership combines Arcadia’s genetics expertise and licensed cultivation facility in... more »

Applications open for 2019 AgSharks Competition

Western Growers and S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) are again partnering to host the 2019 AgSharks Competition, a pitch competition where start-up companies working on agricultural technologies compete for the opportunity to earn a $250,000... more »

Washington State University horticulture department led by Dorrie Main

Supporting Washington State University discoveries that improve and protect valuable plants and crops, from apples, grapes, and potatoes to berries and spinach, Professor Dorrie Main will lead the Washington State University Department of Horticulture for the coming... more »

Organic Grower Summit in December opens general registration

General registration for the third annual Organic Grower Summit is now open, with planning of educational sessions being finalized for the only event specifically designed to bring organic fresh food producers and their service and... more »


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