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Five Crowns expanding in multiple areas of California-based operation

Brawley, California-based  Five Crowns, a family-owned third generation grower, packer, shipper and processor of fresh produce, is proud to announce a major expansion in several areas of the business to include new personnel, products, and... more »

2020 Acreage Survey shows positive outlook for California strawberries

Using less than 1% of California's farmland, strawberry farms produce the fourth most valuable crop in California. The Acreage Survey is updated twice a year, once during the fall/winter and an update in the summer.... more »

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 »


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