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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 »

California carrot growers seriously affected by Groundwater Sustainability Act

The Cuyama Valley in California is the driest agricultural region in the county; the valley floor gets just a little more rain than the Sahara. Yet for the past 75 years, this high desert region... more »

FDA outlines 2020 Action Plan to help advance safety of leafy greens

Fresh leafy greens are among the most widely consumed vegetables and an important part of an overall healthy diet. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to working with the produce industry and government... more »

Gebru to direct Colorado Department of Agriculture plant division

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has selected of Wondirad Gebru as director of the department’s Plant Industry Division. As director, Gebru will serve as a member of the Department's senior management team and provide... more »

Colorado growers honor CSU’s Adrian Card

Adrian Card, Colorado State University (CSU) Boulder County Extension Agent and Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) founding board member, was named the CFVGA Robert Sakata 2019 Member of the Year. The honor was... more »

California Extension offers water measurement, reporting courses April 14

California water-rights holders are required by state law to measure and report the water they divert from surface streams. For people who wish to take the water measurements themselves, the University of California Cooperative Extension... more »

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