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Michigan State organic grower training program registration opens

Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for the 2024 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP). The registration deadline is Feb. 21 for the MSU Department of Horticulture’s program. The OFTP brings together farmworkers, aspiring farmers,... more »

Drone assignment: A costly investment, consider pros and cons

A recent addition in growers’ toolboxes, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flying over orchards and vineyards can supply images to help orchardists and horticulturists more precisely and efficiently identify areas of concern. Drones can increase efficiencies... more »

Biological event kicks off global conversation

The Salinas Biological Summit owes its inspiration, in part, to sweeping changes proposed in California’s initiative to significantly reduce pesticides and promote sustainable pest management practices. That plan, “Accelerating Sustainable Pest Management: A Roadmap for... more »

AgXelerators helps inventors introduce new products

A firm that helps inventors of ag products take their products to market is looking for novel bio-based or chemical active ingredients. AgXelerators (AgX) partners with crop protection companies around the world to accelerate the... more »

Tech co. wins FAA authorization for automated electric drone

Drone manufacturer Pyka has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate its zero-emission highly-automated Pelican Spray aircraft for crop protection nationwide. Based in Oakland, California, Pyka constructs large-scale and highly-automated... more »

Cal Pol Strawberry Center Field Day sets attendance record

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, on Aug. 3, is the largest research and education event for the... more »

Vision-guided herbicide sprayer senses pesky weeds

Precision spraying has reduced total herbicide use for row crop operations compared to broadcast applications, without negatively impacting weed control or crop fitness and yield. Determining how these systems work in perennial crops, including fruits... more »

Valent BioSciences highlights sustainability projects

Valent BioSciences LLC dedicated a new prairie park and solar field adjacent to its manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa. The company also opened the doors of its facility to members of the community during the... more »

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