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Tractor skills and safety training video released

Washington State Tree Fruit Association is pleased to announce the release of a tractor safety training video for orchard workers in partnership with G.S. Long Co. Tractors are incredibly powerful machines and are an essential... more »

Drape Net a viable option for orchard protection

An Australian product for tree fruit crop protection is making inroads to North America. Drape Net is a system for literally draping trees with netting that – similar to more expensive netting systems built into... more »

Strawberry picking challenge raises $90K for migrant charity

The Strawberry Picking Challenge held Feb. 8-9 in Plant City, Florida, raised more than $90,000 for charity. The annual charity event, presented by Monte Package Company, raises funds that benefit the children of the Redlands... more »

Black Star Farms names new managing owner

More than just wine is making a mark at Black Star Farms. John Schoelles, having joined the company in late 2017, has moved into the position of Controller, managing finances and information technology. Sherri Campbell... more »

Marrone Bio names Moye as Southeastern US territory sales manager

Marrone Bio Innovations  (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, said Zack Moye has joined as Southeastern U.S.territory sales manager. In the Southeastern U.S., agricultural production is widespread... more »

Clemson college of ag names dean of research, Experiment Station director

Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences has named Paula Agudelo associate dean of research and Experiment Station director. Agudelo, a nematologist and professor of plant pathology in Clemson’s plant and environmental sciences department, was named to the... more »

High-density orchard innovators excel in British Columbia

Since 1949, the van Roechoudt family has been growing apples on Dorenberg Orchards near Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Today, the farm’s award-winning Ambrosias, Gala and Sunrise apples reflect decades of family wisdom blended with the... more »

Bartolo named 2018 Colorado fruit, veg member of the year

Michael Bartolo, director of the Colorado State University Arkansas Valley Research Center, Rocky Ford, Colo., has been selected the 2018 Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's (CFVGA) Robert Sakata Member of the Year. He will... more »


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