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Apple-picking time and the Jonathans are dropping

It’s apple picking time! Mid-August as I write this. It had been a few days since I last checked the crop and behold! Jonathans were dropping. This means all of the preparatory projects have to... more »

Dozens of Congressional leaders ask for action on spotted lanternfly

More than 40 members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take “immediate steps” to eradicate the spread of spotted lanternfly (SLF) – which was recently discovered for the first time in... more »

Pollinator conference seeks public engagement this year

The national Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes conference is Oct. 10-12 in Athens, Georgia. The annual conference brings together researchers, educators, practitioners and others interested in bee conservation through discussions, talks and education sessions. It... more »

Investment round brings $40 million to Taranis

Crop intelligence provider Taranis has raised $40 million in Series D funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $100 million. “Taranis has had tremendous growth over the past seven years with a goal of delivering... more »

University of Florida hires expert to lead Invasion Science Research Institute

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has appointed internationally acclaimed entomologist and ecologist Matthew Thomas as director of the new Invasion Science Research Institute. In this newly created role, Thomas will... more »

U.S., Canada agree to coordinate responses to plant health threats

U.S. and Canadian agriculture officials recently signed a bilateral agreement to enhance coordination of plant protection activities on both sides of the border. Mark Davidson, deputy administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plant Protection... more »

USDA awards $73 million in specialty crop grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding almost $73 million in fiscal year 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funding. The $72.9 million in grants, through the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, will be used for... more »

UF, NC State researchers using tomato genome to tackle nematodes

Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield. “The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an... more »

Corteva Agriscience celebrates expansion in Michigan

Corteva Agriscience leaders and employees, along with community members from the Great Lakes Bay Region, recently gathered to celebrate the completion of a $242 million capital investment project. The Aug. 11 event in Midland, Michigan,... more »

Low tunnels aid strawberry growth, protect from disease and pests

Due to the cold, wet spring in western Oregon, the fruit hadn’t ripened at Strawberry Field Day in June at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora. Under experimental plastic... more »

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