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Answers sought regarding organic lettuce aphid mystery

Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia started his new job as University of California Cooperative Extension entomology advisor in the Salinas Valley last year, he immediately faced an urgent problem in organic lettuce production. Pest control advisers were finding lettuce... more »

Better Life Organics of Los Angeles purchased by Charlie’s Produce

Seattle, Washington-based Charlie’s Produce, an employee owned independent produce company serving the west coast since 1978, has acquired Better Life Organics (BLO), a Los Angeles based distributor of organic produce and food products. [caption id="" align="alignleft"... more »

H-2A program faces scrutiny under new Washington state measure

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on May 22 signed legislation that will allow the state’s Employment Security Department (ESD) to ensure foreign workers under the federal H-2A program have the support they need on the job... more »

Latest trade mitigation plan seen as ‘insufficient’ by Western Growers

In response to the release of the Trump administration’s latest trade assistance package, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement: “We appreciate the efforts of... more »

Vegetable, wheat field day at Texas A&M draws producer interest

More than 70 agricultural producers, gardeners and others attended the recent Vegetable and Wheat Spring Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, Texas. The free event was open to... more »

Alaska growers featured Thursday in season finale for TV series

The History Channel's eight-part exploration of U.S. agriculture will finish the season 10 p.m. Thursday, May 23 with a glimpse of growing vegetables in the far north. The series, called The American Farm, follows growers... more »

How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests, keep plants healthy

Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at controlling infestations while limiting their toxicity to the environment. Researchers at the University of California... more »

New Texas A&M AgriLife robotic greenhouse set for construction

A state-of-the-art robotic greenhouse used to develop superior agricultural crops and innovative consumer foods is set for groundbreaking May 22 at Texas A&M University. The ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center... more »


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