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Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit is a window on innovation

The Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit returns to Hartnell College on March 17-18, promising another deep dive into the latest tactics, equipment and thinking to maximize profit and consumer satisfaction in the fresh produce industry.... more »

California agricultural employers, workers approach smoke concerns differently

In 2018, California wildfires burned more than 1.8 million acres and caused smoke to drift hundreds of miles. As the frequency and intensity of wildfires increases with climate change, California agricultural workers are at greater... more »

Wettable powder insecticide from BioSafe Systems now available in California

BioSafe Systems has announced BioCeres WP is now available in California. This product is an insect-pathogenic bio-pesticide using the Beauveria bassiana fungus. This OMRI Listed, ANT-03 strain, is ideal for IPM programs. BioCeres WP is used... more »

Wettable powder insecticide now available in California

BioSafe Systems recently announced BioCeres WP is now available in California. This product is an insect-pathogenic bio-pesticide using the Beauveria bassiana fungus, according to a press release from the company. An OMRI-listed, ANT-03 strain, BioCeres... more »

California’s 2019 grape crush down 9%

California crushed about 9% fewer winegrapes than the previous years, according to a preliminary report released by the California field office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Association on Feb. 10. The 2019 crush totaled... more »

Registration available for Southwest Ag Summit in Yuma, Arizona

The 2020 Southwest Ag Summit, slated for Feb. 25-27, includes a lineup of programs including educational sessions, golf tournament, Latino Farmer Symposium, field demonstration events, exhibitor show, evening reception and concludes with the sold-out Harvest Dinner... more »

CiderCon wraps up its 10th year with successful California event

The 10th annual CiderCon took place in Oakland, California from Jan. 28-31. The program can be downloaded here. 35 states were represented, with California, New York, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts and Virginia bringing the most attendees.... more »

Colorado Farm Fresh Directory requires operators to submit information

The Colorado Department of Agriculture will publish the 36th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory in June, which promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities, wineries and farms and... more »


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