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University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources adds nine academics

Nine academics have joined University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources in the last six months. Douglas Amaral is the new pomology, water and soils advisor in Kings and Tulare counties Douglas Amaral Douglas Amaral... more »

Mann Packing Co. adds fifth facility with Gonzales, California, opening

Mann Packing Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., and one of the largest suppliers of packaged vegetables in North America has opened its new facility in Gonzales, California. Joining a... more »

May 5-6 set for virtual Western Food Safety Summit

The Western Food Safety Summit at Hartnell College will go virtual on May 5-6, inviting attendees from across California and the entire country to view live presentations from industry-leading scientists, managers and executives. The two-day... more »

Alternative crop options topic of Jan. 19 online event

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will address alternative crop options in West Texas during the first 2021 On the Line with AgriLife online event at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. The free half-hour On the Line... more »

University of Arizona announces greenhouse engineering course

The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is preparing for their 20th Annual CEAC Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course on March 3, 10 and 17 via Zoom. This virtual conference will... more »

CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program grant proposals welcomed

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting proposals for the 2021 grant cycle. FREP’s competitive grant program funds research that advances fertilization practices and minimizes... more »

Fusarium wilt of lettuce study under way in Arizona

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is coordinating a project to examine the population structure of the fusarium wilt of lettuce (Fusarium oxysporium f.sp. lactucae) in Arizona. "We are collecting samples from 50 locations... more »

Department of Labor allocates disaster funds for California wildfires

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Jan. 4 the award of a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $25,092,803 to the California Department of Employment Development to create jobs to address debris... more »


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