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Unified Symposium reshuffles program to prioritize wildfire smoke discussion

In response to the industry’s need for answers and solutions to the regular occurrence of seasonal wildfires in the West, the 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium will launch its event on Tuesday, Jan. 26,... more »

Sonoma County Winegrowers ‘look to reset’ after 2020 challenges

An annual survey of Sonoma County, California winegrape growers highlights challenges over a difficult season. Though the 2020 growing season enjoyed near-perfect growing conditions, a mid-August lightning storm during a global pandemic resulted in a... more »

Sweet cherry hardiness research, cold damage assessment webinar topics

Washington State University (WSU) and Oregon State University's Tree Fruit Webinar Series will feature a session on sweet cherry hardiness research and damage assessment. The Stone Fruit Physiology program at WSU has investigated tree fruit... more »

Growing elderberries in hedgerows adds to farm income, benefits environment

As the sustainability of agriculture continues to be threatened by changes in climate, pests and loss of biodiversity, the ancient practice of planting hedgerows with edible and medicinal species such as elderberry can help growers... more »

Colorado names recipients of specialty crop grant funding

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has announced the recipients of more than $850,000 in grant funding to support Colorado’s specialty crop industry. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, and horticulture, greenhouse, and... more »

Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta now registered for use in California

Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta, a broad-spectrum disease control tool containing two highly efficacious active ingredients, recently was approved for use in California. According to a news release, Aprovia Top delivers a potent combination to help... more »

Colorado ag department has nearly $1M in CARES Act funds for farmers

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is making up to $1 million in grant funding available for Colorado farmers, ranchers, food hubs and processors to support them in adjusting to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic... more »

Western Growers hires Walt Duflock as vice president, innovation

Increasing its industry-leading efforts to quicken the pace of technology solutions for the fresh produce industry, Western Growers has added Walt Duflock as vice president, innovation. In this role, Duflock will be singularly focused on... more »


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