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Public hearings scheduled by California Department of Pesticide Regulation

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will host three public hearings in July to review the proposed statewide notification system for restricted material pesticide applications. The hearings are designed to give the public advance... more »

Advancing research in biocontrols

Platform10 is an initiative to spur development and adoption of biopesticides and biocontrols through grower education and collaboration with manufacturers. The program, a byproduct of the Salinas Biological Summit, will see its first field trials... more »

New tools take aim at controlling strawberry pests

Strawberry growers in the Central Coast are headed toward a zero-tolerance policy on lygus bugs, the most destructive insect pest in the crop. When the bugs feed on the seeds, they cause misshapen fruit that... 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 »

Vestaron’s bioinsecticide obtains approval in Italy

Italy has become the second country in the European Union to grant farmers emergency access to Vestaron’s bioinsecticide SPEAR LEP to tackle infestations of tomato leafminer (Tuta absoluta) — a pest that has been known... more »

Insect forum scheduled at MSU

Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology is planning an insect symposium. The Excellence in Insect Science Symposium 2024 is scheduled for May 16-17 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan. The... 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 »

BioTek Ag acquired by Custom Agronomics

Custom Agronomics has acquired BioTek Ag to expand its focus on nutrient use efficiency products. BioTek Ag is a North Carolina-based agricultural company with more than three decades of experience helping farmers improve and protect... more »

Veg Connections: Biopesticides and beneficial insects

High tunnels are an essential tool to maintain cold-tolerant crops such as spinach and other leafy greens during winter months. However, even in winter, tunnels can also provide a hospitable environment for pests to proliferate.... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins

 

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