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California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement shares safety facts

As the U.S. steps up efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is sharing some important facts about lettuce and the practices in place on farms... more »

Ag Innovations Conference postponed in Santa Maria, California

The Fourth Ag Innovations Conference: Comprehensive Crop Care, that had been scheduled for March 18 in Santa Maria, California, has been postponed, according to an announcement March 12 by organizer Surendra Dara of the University of... more »

Thrive Innovation Summit postponed over concerns regarding coronavirus

Organizers of the Thrive Innovation Summit, scheduled to held March 25 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, a gathering for top industry experts and innovative entrepreneurs focused on agtech and foodtech innovation., have made the... more »

Strawberry fields thrive near natural habitat for birds

Conserving natural habitat around strawberry fields can help protect growers’ yields, their bottom line and the environment with no detectable threat to food safety, indicates a study led by the University of California, Davis. In... more »

Sweat bees valuable pollinators of wildflowers, cultivated crop plants

Entomologists at University of California Riverside have documented that a species of native sweat bee widespread throughout North and South America has a daily routine that makes it a promising pollinator. Because the bee can... more »

Strawberry grower in California fined for illegal pesticide use

In an ongoing effort to enforce stringent pesticide regulations, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation announced March 4 it has fined a Santa Barbara County strawberry grower $15,000 after an illegal pesticide was detected on his... more »

Ag Innovations Conference in Santa Maria, California, has March 10 deadline

The deadline for the Fourth Ag Innovations Conference: Comprehensive Crop Care has been extended until March 10. The event will be held March 18 in Santa Maria, California.   Growers and university, county, USDA-ARS and industry researchers will... more »

Matt Roy joins Tanimura & Antle to head CEA operations

Salinas, California-based Tanimura & Antle has hired Matt Roy, who joins the company in the role of vice president of business development CEA (controlled environment agriculture), reporting directly to Scott Grabau, CEO and president of... more »


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