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Driscoll’s files legal complaint against California Berry Cultivars

Fresh berry packing/shipping giant Driscoll’s filed a complaint in federal court March 20 alleging patent infringement and “conversion of Driscoll’s proprietary strawberry varieties.” California Berry Cultivars and a co-founder of the strawberry breeding company, Douglas... more »

PMA’s Whitaker to address food safety culture at summit

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Chief Science and Technology Officer, Bob Whitaker, Ph.D. will present the morning keynote at the Salinas Valley Ag Technology Summit at Hartnell College in Salinas, California, on March 27. Whitaker’s keynote... more »

Study: California falls short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

Since the 1940s, the responsibility for managing California farmers' use of agricultural pesticides, and the substantial health risks they pose, has been shared by state and county regulators. The state's Department of Pesticide Regulation registers... more »

Water accounting system production forecasting win Colorado tech award

SWIIM, a water accounting system with its on-farm grower dashboard, was the judge's top pick at the Second Annual Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's (CFVGA) Tech Pitch. The competition, which featured four of the... more »

Tour de Fresh’s 2019 route, beneficiaries announced

Tour de Fresh recently laid out the route for its sixth annual charity cycling race that funds salad bars in schools. The ride, presented by the California Giant Foundation, will take place this fall with the Pacific... more »

Research, innovation in biological ag match Green New Deal

The calls to support an agricultural industry that is environmentally sound and sustainable have been trending upwards in recent weeks as a prominent component of the Green New Deal, a set of economic stimulus programs... more »

Grapevine red blotch virus diminishes winegrape value

Grapevine red blotch virus, a disease that is dramatically reducing the value of winegrapes in California's premium wine production region, is harming plants by inhibiting photosynthesis in the leaves, according to research published in February... more »

UC Davis reviews primocane-bearing blackberries’ costs

The first-ever cost study of primocane-bearing blackberries in California has been published by the University of California's (UC) Agricultural Issues Center and UC Cooperative Extension. With primocane-bearing, growers can extend the blackberry production season. "What... more »


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