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National Plant Diagnostic Network: Plant health at a crossroads

The NPDN is a crucial bastion in the defense of the United States’ agricultural and natural ecosystems, ensuring the health of a sector that contributes over $1 trillion to the U.S. economy annually. As legislators... more »

Georgia, FieldWatch work together on pesticide safety

Georgia is partnering with a nonprofit mapping operation to promote safe pesticide handling. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is working with FieldWatch to introduce new technology aimed at promoting safe pesticide usage among beekeepers,... more »

A map to success: FieldWatch highlights locations of organic crops, bees

FieldWatch is an online mapping registry that allows organic growers and beekeepers to alert commercial pesticide applicators and neighbors who farm about sensitive acreage continues to gain interest across the U.S. FieldWatch, a nonprofit that... more »

Cornell plant disease scientist honored

A Cornell University plant disease scientist has been honored for her work in improving crops. Maria Harrison is an adjunct professor in the section of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology at Cornell’s School of Integrative... more »

New farm manager at MSU plant pathology, entomology centers

A new farm manager has been named to supervise the Michigan State University Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch... more »

Wilbur-Ellis hosts FFA tour, showcases future ag investments

A group of more than 50 members of the California FFA learned about career opportunities in food production and agriculture through a tour of Wilbur-Ellis' Woodland South, California, operations. The “Day in the Life” tour... more »

Albaugh wins California fungicide registration for oomycete diseases

Crop protection specialist Albaugh LLC has received registration in California for a fungicide that battles a major disease afflicting a variety of fruit, vegetable and nut crops. Soilborne oomycete diseases, including pythium and Phytophthora spp.,... more »

Field tests show efficacy of ‘hybrid’ fungicide Regev

Summit Agro has completed a series of 163 replicated field trials across the U.S. to evaluate the efficacy of Regev "hybrid" fungicide. These field trials have included apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, citrus, corn, cucumber, grape,... more »

Autonomous robots: Vegetable industry savior?

Can autonomous robots be the salvation for the vegetable industry's labor woes? The latest World FIRA event showcased a wide range of robots and autonomous solutions for vegetable growing. Emilie Casteil of Carottes de France... more »

First Michigan vegetable report for 2024 released

As Michigan's vegetable growers gear up for the 2024 growing season, they face unusual challenges stemming from the warmest winter on record, according to the first weekly report from Michigan State University Extension (MSU). The... more »

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