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Bartolo named 2018 Colorado fruit, veg member of the year

Michael Bartolo, director of the Colorado State University Arkansas Valley Research Center, Rocky Ford, Colo., has been selected the 2018 Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's (CFVGA) Robert Sakata Member of the Year. He will... more »

Researchers investigating the science behind wine, chocolate

Few gifts say Happy Valentine’s Day better than wine and chocolate. These time-honored hallmarks of affection are among the most popular and beloved Valentine’s traditions. But exactly what makes them so desirable, so delicious, has... more »

Genome data means improved crops for vast rose family

Encompassing not only hundreds of rose varieties, but thousands of species of useful, beautiful and edible plants including apples, almonds, cherries, pears, raspberries and strawberries, the rose family of plants, Rosaceae, is vast and valuable,... more »

UC Davis, wine industry cultivate relationship

Under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, just south of Merced, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collaboration with University of California-Davis Cooperative Extension, Roduner... more »

Colorado conference keynoter is RaboBank’s David Magana

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's Fifth Annual Conference will feature David Magana, senior analyst, RaboBank, who on Feb. 26 will discuss trends, threats and opportunities in global and fresh produce markets. The Fifth... more »

Wheatsheaf Group buys Purfresh, a CA systems provider

Wheatsheaf Group Limited recently purchased a majority stake in Purfresh, a global provider of controlled atmosphere systems. Purfresh systems are marketed as reducing the risk of high-value cargo loss through spoilage in refrigerated ocean shipping containers.... more »

Nutrien acquires Actagro

Nutrien has an agreement to buy Actagro, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health products and technologies. Actagro’s portfolio includes approximately 30 specialty products for growers. Actagro products are produced at... more »

Wine industry legend Lohr receives Distinguished Service Award

The third annual Rich Smith Distinguished Service Award for major contributions to the American grape and wine industry, and to research, was given to Jerry Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines. Lohr has committed... more »


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