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California awards grants promoting IPM systems

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is funding five projects through $1.78 million in Alliance Grants, with the goal of increasing the speed and the scale at which safer, more sustainable pest management practices... more »

FDA proposes compliance date extension for pre-harvest ag water requirements

On July 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to extend the compliance dates for the pre-harvest agricultural water provisions as outlined in the recent 2021 agricultural water... more »

California fines Florida company $2 million in ‘organic’ herbicide case

California regulators that oversee the state’s organic standards has fined a Florida company almost $2 million for labeling and selling a product containing synthetic herbicides as an organic product. The $1.89 million fine, announced June... more »

Gowan applauds EPA chemical decision

Gowan Co. supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s rescission of a cancellation order for the active ingredient spirodiclofen. The EPA’s decision, according to a Gowan news release, is a result of work by the company’s regulatory... more »

EPA expands fungicide’s crop and disease uses

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the expanded crop and disease uses of ProBlad Verde fungicide from Sym-Agro, Visalia, California. ProBlad is now registered for use on cane berries, herbs, coffee, leafy greens and Brassica... more »

EPA approves biopesticide KitoGreen

KitoZyme has been granted approval for its KitoGreen products by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency as biopesticides for multiple applications and crops. KitoGreen is a unique technology that has been developed by KitoZyme to offer... more »

Investigation on E. coli outbreak linked to California romaine continues

The FDA, along with CDC, state and local agencies, continues its investigation into the potential source of a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to romaine lettuce grown in California this fall. As of Jan.... more »

California ag board, growers to talk specialty crop block grants

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear from agricultural stakeholders on key issues related to farming and ranching at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. The meeting will be held... more »

California’s slice of the Specialty Crop Block Grant: $22.6M

California led all other states with a  $22.6 million grant from the USDA's 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), the most in the country. More than $102 million was distributed nationally, with $72 million... more »

California fertilizer conference scheduled

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) will host their 26th annual fertilizer research conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel in... more »

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