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Drones impact modern sustainable ag

Drones... If you're thinking of apiculture, you might be thinking of drones (male bees). But if you're thinking of agriculture – more specifically sustainable agriculture practices in the 21st century – you ought to be... more »

Pesticide safety videos available online in Hmong-language

A series of videos describing California pesticide rules and safety in Hmong is now available to view for free online. The videos were produced by California State University, Fresno and UC Cooperative Extension in Fresno... more »

University of California Cooperative Extension brings on staffers

Expanding its expertise in water, soil, pest management, forestry and small farms, five new academics and a county director have joined the ranks of University of California Cooperative Extension. Kim Ingram Forest stewardship education academic... more »

UCCE advisor spots released for recruitment by University of California

Six University of California Cooperative Extension advisor positions have been released for recruitment by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. Glenda Humiston, UC vice president for agriculture and natural resources, is thrilled to resume strengthening the... more »

California awards over $1.1M for proactive IPM

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded a total of $1,110,283 funding for three projects to be administered through the Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions... more »

Fagerberg, IFCO extend onion-packing partnership

IFCO, an operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), announced Fagerberg Produce of Eaton, Colorado, has agreed to extend its use of IFCO RPCs for its dry onion products through 2020. “IFCO is a great partner,”... more »

USDA updates Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak case

The USDA provided an update Dec. 12 on its investigation of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce. The following is from an FDA news release. "The FDA takes our responsibility of protecting the... more »

Pacific Grove, California, to host 40th EcoFarm Conference

Over 70 food and farming workshops and events await ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who support their success at the 40th EcoFarm Conference, Jan. 22 -25, in Pacific Grove, California. Conference-goers will learn from leading experts on topics addressing... more »


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