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Water measurement, reporting training set in California

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... more »

LandSpring HP from AgroFresh gets OK for California tomatoes

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, announced today the expansion of two patent-protected and proven solutions. Near-harvest formulation Harvista SC received regulatory approval in Australia and pre-transplant technology LandSpring WP... more »

Spear-LEP by Vestaron receives California registration approval

Vestaron, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through migration from chemical pesticides to biologic peptides, has received registration approval for California of its recently launched product... more »

Disease-resistant strawberries released by Well-Pict

Well-Pict of Watsonville, California, is planting two new proprietary varieties of strawberries bred for resistance against soil pathogens. Dan Crowley, vice president of sales and marketing for Well-Pict, said the two varieties are hoped to... more »

NMSU institute secures funding for chile pepper research

After 10 years of arduous work, New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute has finally funded its $1 million endowment chair. The endowed chair ensures that funds will always be available for chile pepper research... more »

Ocean Mist Farms hires Lisa Fuentes

Ocean Mist Farms is pleased to announce the hire of Lisa Fuentes as its new Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance. Fuentes brings nearly 19 years of experience serving the industry and a wealth... more »

FDA issues final report on E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannis commented Feb. 13 on the agency's final report from its investigation of the November 2018 outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 in California-linked romaine lettuce. "The U.S.... more »

RaboBank’s Magana to speak at Colorado conference

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's Fifth Annual Conference will feature David Magana, senior analyst, RaboBank, who on Feb. 26 will discuss trends, threats and opportunities in global and fresh produce markets. The Fifth... more »


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