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Raising a glass to grapes’ surprising genetic diversity

Here's a discovery well worth toasting: A research team led by Professor Brandon Gaut with the University of California, Irvine and Professor Dario Cantu with the University of California, Davis has deciphered the genome of... more »

University of California Extension adds staff members

Eight academics joined the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension advisors, specialists and an academic coordinator over the last few months. The new academics are: Kamyar Aram UCCE specialty crops advisor Contra Costa County Kamyar Aram... more »

Washington Rep. wants better apple access in India

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Sept. 18, calling on him to elevate Washington apple access in India by reducing tariff rates for U.S. apple growers. “Washington state is... more »

Researchers determine pollen abundance, diversity in pollinator-dependent crops

A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five major pollinator-dependent crops in Oregon and California, including California’s massive almond industry. The study, a collaboration between... more »

Portable technology sniffs out plant disease In the field

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile... more »

Ag department official responds to University of California president’s depature

Glenda Humiston, University of California vice president for agriculture and natural resources, issued the following statement today (Sept. 18): "Earlier today (Sept. 18), UC President Janet Napolitano announced that she will be stepping down as... more »

New tool calculates beekeepers’ overwintering odds and bottom line

A new tool from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) can predict the odds that honeybee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination in February. Identifying which colonies will... more »

Texas International Produce Association to host labor workshops

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) will be hosting two labor workshops at its corporate headquarters in Mission, Texas on Sept 24. The sessions are available for free for TIPA members along with Texas Vegetable... more »

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