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Michigan growers adopt reduced-risk pesticide practices

The Integrated Crop Pollination Project has released a summary report from its 2015 survey of Michigan blueberry growers’ pollination practices. The survey of 240 blueberry growers delved into growers’ goals for pollination management, net... more


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UGA, Italian university partner for sustainable ag program

The University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is partnering with the University of Padova in Italy for a dual master's degree program in sustainable agriculture. On May 3, administrators and faculty from the Un... more


Digi unveils wireless temperature monitoring

Digi International has introduced Digi Honeycomb, a service that continuously and wirelessly monitors the temperature of perishable goods. The monitoring system provides alerts and warnings of equipment irregularities and temperature analytics. [c... more


Joseph Clayton named IFIC president, CEO

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) has named Joseph Clayton president and CEO, effective July 11. Clayton also will serve as CEO of the IFIC Foundation. [caption id="attachment_10872" align="alignright" width="220"] Joseph Clayton. ... more


Strategic planning meeting helps WMGG expand work

The West Michigan Growers Group (WMGG) was started by Rachelle Bostwick of Earthkeeper Farm in order to create relationships amongst the region’s small, sustainable farms. Bostwick decided to start the WMGG after returning home to west Michigan to ... more


Use pH meter to check soil acidity

Decreasing soil pH, also called soil acidification, is a growing concern in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Researchers and farmers have found soil pH values below 5.0 (more acidic) throughout the Palouse region. Acid soil can reduce the acces... more


Canada, US food safety systems comparable

FDA has signed an arrangement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Department of Health Canada (Health Canada) recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable to each other. The arrangement was signed at a meeting of t... more


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UC Davis faces lawsuit over breeding technology

Two scientists have filed a lawsuit against the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). California Berry Cultivars, a company co-founded by former UC Davis scientists Douglas Shaw and Kirk Larson, along with A.G. Kawamura, filed the lawsuit. ... more


Time for Lakso carbohydrate model in Pennsylvania

More Pennsylvania orchards entered full bloom over the weekend. In some cases, there was as much as a week’s difference in full bloom with some cultivars. For example in Bedford, Pennsylvania early blooming cultivars like McIntosh and Ginger Gol... more


Funding available for antimicrobial resistance research

The USDA is making $6 million available to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and administered by USDA's Na... more



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