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Projects to advance student skills led by UC Davis Plant Sciences profs

From encouraging increased diversity to an innovative leadership program that employs interdisciplinary training in soil and plant health, two professors are spearheading projects that advance graduate and postgraduate training in the Department of Plant Sciences... more »

MDARD awards 2021 Food Safety Training and Education Grants

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Feb. 11 funding for eight projects under the state’s Food Safety Education Fund grant program. The grant program is designed to provide food safety training and... more »

UC Davis releases 2 new strawberry varieties

Red, ripe strawberries are the hallmark of spring in California. Two new varieties from the Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, will provide consumers with big, flavorful strawberries throughout fall and winter,... more »

California Preliminary Grape Crush Report released

The California Preliminary Grape Crush Report released Feb. 10 indicated the 2020 crush totaled 3,542,038 tons, down 13.9% from the 2019 crush of 4,115,413 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all... more »

Researchers seek insight into cyclospora risk in Southeastern water sources

A handful of Cyclospora cayetanensis outbreaks tied to U.S.-grown produce since 2018 have prompted several researchers to begin looking at possible domestic sources of the pathogen and potential industry risks. Among those is Mia Mattioli –... more »

Respirator Fit Test Trainer Course scheduled for Feb. 18 in Washington state

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, will hold a Respirator Fit Test Train the Trainer Course on Feb. 18 in Wenatchee, Washington. This workshop is designed... more »

Santa Maria Valley Chamber adds Angelica Gutierrez to board of directors

The Santa Maria Valley (California) Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Angelica Gutierrez, project manager at L&G Farms Inc., to its board of directors. “Angelica’s diverse background in banking and agriculture, as well... more »

Weather and water outlook to close Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers event

Three weather and water experts will provide participants with the latest information and monitoring tools during the closing session of Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association’s seventh annual conference Feb. 18, beginning at 3:05pm. Following... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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