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Mann Packing details work developing Caulilini

Have you met Caulilini? The packaged baby cauliflower florets made their debut in June at the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago. But the project started three and half years before,... more »

New video about critical aspects of vegetable production

The allied seed and variety improvement industries are critically important aspects of vegetable production systems in California. Most vegetables are annuals and have to be started every year from seeds, so seed production is critical... more »

Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems at NMSU

Treating inflammation in livestock by supplementing their diet with capsaicin-rich chile peppers. Using industrial hemp to suppress the growth of weeds and soil-borne pathogens. These are potential examples of value-added agriculture that may become a... more »

Irrigation, pipeline project moving ahead in Moses Lake, Washington

Following many letters of support earlier this year by various organizations, cities, port districts, chambers of... more »

Wish Farms leases Salinas land from Gladstone Land Corp.

Gladstone Land Corp. (NASDAQ:  LAND) (“Gladstone Land” or the “Company”) announced July 11 it has acquired 324 gross acres of farmland in Monterey County, California, for $9.0 million. The farm, located in Salinas, California, is used to grow... more »

International show setting for Colorado produce showcase

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will provide produce-focused food samples and direct consumers to Colorado-grown produce July 20-21 during the Slow Food Nations Taste Marketplace. The event takes place at Larimer Square... more »

New UC strawberries have disease resistance, other traits

The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties that will help farmers manage diseases, control costs and produce plenty of large, robust berries using less water, fertilizer... more »

Biocontrols program for California growers launched

Marrone Bio Innovations, a leading developer of bio-based products for pest management and plant health, recently launched a program developed for California growers, BioUnite. BioUnite will help growers with integrated pest management programs “that harness... more »


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