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Orchard covers, netting solutions have varied impact

Editor’s note: This article is an expanded version of the article that appeared in print. Orchard protective covers and netting used in fruit production can reduce hail damage and provide sunburn protection, along with other... more »

Steam can help control weeds, soil pathogens

Researchers are examining how growers can control weeds and soilborne pathogens through steam and alternative chemicals. A session during the March 7-10 North American Strawberry Symposium in San Luis Obispo, California, examined research into weed... more »

Salinas Biological Summit June 20-21

Among growers who rely on chemical inputs to ensure their crops aren’t lost to voracious insects or overgrown with weeds, it’s not a surprise that they’re not going to be able to rely on those... more »

Farmers show “unified voice” at California capitol

California Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, knows he might not have been voters’ first guess to introduce agricultural legislation. “I’m pretty sure they said, ‘Jones-Sawyer… Ag bill! What?’” the assemblyman joked with members of the... more »

Valent names senior director of field R&D

Valent U.S.A. LLC has named Kenneth “Kenny” Seebold as senior director of field research & development. Seebold replaces Mike Riffle, who announced his plan retire at the end of June, after more than 35 years... more »

Regenerative agriculture: a viable option for large-scale row crop farms?

Regenerative agriculture is one of the buzzwords of the moment and it seems like everyone from grassroot organizations to large corporations are now touting it as the holy grail of farming. But often, interesting concepts... more »

Syngenta Group reports record sales

Syngenta Group is crediting demand for advanced agricultural products and services for the company’s record sales. In FY 2022, Syngenta Group sales were $33.4 billion, a growth of $5.2 billion, and up 19% from the... more »

Corteva adds products to lineup

Corteva Agriscience has added four crop protection products, including two that are designed to help specialty crop growers. Tolvera herbicide, which is currently pending registration with the Environmental Protection Agency, is a cereal solution that... more »

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