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Crop care in California topic of Ag Innovations Conference set for Sept. 15-16

The fourth AG Innovations Conference: Comprehensive Crop Care will be held Sept. 15-16. The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, Surendra Dara is hosting the Virtual Conference on Comprehensive Crop Care. According to... more »

Valent USA opens new innovation center in northern California

Valent U.S.A. has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in San Ramon, called the North American Innovation Center (NAIC), that physically unites employees from its California technical center in Dublin and headquarters in Walnut Creek. According... more »

Over 50,000 N-95 masks distributed across the Central San Joaquin Valley

The California Fresh Fruit Association and California Farmworker Foundation announced they have distributed over 50,000 N-95 masks and single-use surgical masks to agricultural employees across the Central San Joaquin Valley. According to a news release,... more »

New Artificial Intelligence Institute for Next Generation Food Systems

The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish a new institute focused on enabling the next generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence,... more »

Table grape marketers create new logo, packaging artwork

International Fruit Genetics (IFG) launched on Aug. 26 a new variety of logos to inspire consumers to purchase more table grapes. According to a news release, the designs were created based on licensee and retailer... more »

USDA offers wildfire recovery assistance

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following wildfires or other qualifying natural disasters. Available programs and loans include: Non-Insured Crop Disaster... more »

Prima Wawona recalls bagged peaches due to possible salmonella risk

Prima Wawona of Fresno, California, announced Aug. 21 it is voluntarily recalling its Wawona, Wawona Organic brand conventional and organic bagged peaches because the product could possibly be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella is a microorganism that can... more »

California agriculture to benefit from BT Now from BioSafe Systems

BT Now biological insecticide is now labeled to manage target lepidoptera larval infestations in California crops. BioSafe Systems’ BT Now controls larvae by using a novel strain of the bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki (Btk)... more »


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