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Organic Grower Summit has sessions on plant health, sustainability

A pair of educational sessions focused on the future of organic plant health and an examination of how to effectively promote sustainability reporting have been announced as part of the 2019 Organic Grower Summit educational... more »

UCCE advisor speaks about vegetable grafting at neighboring university

Zheng Wang, vegetable crops advisor with UC Cooperative Extension in Stanislaus County, visited an ag class at Stanislaus State to discuss a state-of-the-art vegetable production practice that involves grafting, reported Alivah Stoeckl in Stan State News. [caption id="" align="aligncenter"... more »

FDA, others to study human pathogens in Yuma region leafy greens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a new initiative with support from the Arizona Department of Agriculture to better understand the ecology of human pathogens in the environment in the Yuma agricultural region.... more »

Passage of USMCA backed by California farmers, restauranters

Farmers, restaurants and their customers will all benefit from improved trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to a coalition of California agricultural groups, restaurants and chefs. In a letter sent today to... more »

Education session speakers set for Organic Grower Summit

The founders and CEOs from six of the nation’s most progressive ag tech companies will present a series of TedTalk-style presentations to kick off the educational program at the third annual Organic Grower Summit in... more »

Belchim USA’s Spin-Aid granted 2EE classification in California, Arizona

Belchim Crop Protection USA (Belchim USA), a leading supplier of innovative crop protection products, announces that the post-emergent herbicide solution, Spin-Aid®, has received a 2EE classification for spinach grown for processing and seeding in California... more »

New advisors, specialists join University of California Cooperative Extension

Eight academics joined the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension advisors, specialists and an academic coordinator over the last few months. The new academics are: Kamyar Aram UCCE specialty crops advisor Contra Costa County Kamyar Aram... more »

UC ag department responds to president’s exit

Glenda Humiston, University of California (UC) vice president for agriculture and natural resources, issued the following statement today (Sept. 18): "Earlier today (Sept. 18), UC President Janet Napolitano announced that she will be stepping down... more »


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