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Northwest predicts 18.3 million boxes of cherries

Growers in five Northwest states estimated a sweet cherry crop of 18.3 million 20-pound boxes this season, according to James Michael, a vice president of marketing with Northwest Cherry Growers. The estimate, made earlier this week, includes cher... more


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Irrigation technologies key for California growers

Despite hopes for a drenching from El Niño, California farmers are facing another drought year in 2016. Even after four years of the worst drought on record, California farm output was a record $54 billion in 2015, accounting for more than half of t... more


FDA issues new FSMA final rule

The FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adult... more


APHIS expands importation of Mexican avocados

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations to allow the importation of Hass avocados into the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from all areas of Mexico under a systems approach. Currently, ... more


US organic sales hit $43.3 billion in 2015

The U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of $43.3 billion, according to a survey by the Organic Trade Association. The organic industry is up a robust 11 percent from the previous ... more


Email alerts growers to changing climate impacts

If you’re a farmer, rancher or working land manager in the southeastern United States, the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) can be a valuable resource in delivering timely and applicable climate information and tools. Located in Ralei... more


New Zealand Honeycrisp apples arrive to US

The fifth consecutive year of shipments of Honeycrisp apples from New Zealand are now arriving in the U.S, according to New York Apple Sales. In 2011, New York Apple Sales began importing Honeycrisp. [caption id="attachment_11177" align="alignrigh... more


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Field trials confirm efficacy of Delegate WG insecticide

Field trials conducted by Cornell University in 2015 reinforce the effective control of Delegate WG insecticide in combating troublesome pome fruit pests. Whether sprayed alone or tank-mixed, the study shows that Delegate provides consistent control ... more


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Arysta LifeScience relocates HQ to Research Triangle Park

Arysta LifeScience will relocate its global headquarters from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Cary, North Carolina, over the coming months. The company’s global headquarters will host key functional areas including Global R&D and Regulatory, Glo... more


Using Apogee to control vegetative growth in apple trees

Apogee is a plant growth regulator composed of prohexadione-calcium that can be used in apples with significant advantages to the grower. Prohexidione-calcium reduces terminal growth by inhibiting important enzymes that help form growth-specific gibb... more



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