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Growing elderberries in hedgerows adds to farm income, benefits environment

As the sustainability of agriculture continues to be threatened by changes in climate, pests and loss of biodiversity, the ancient practice of planting hedgerows with edible and medicinal species such as elderberry can help growers... more »

Colorado names recipients of specialty crop grant funding

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has announced the recipients of more than $850,000 in grant funding to support Colorado’s specialty crop industry. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, and horticulture, greenhouse, and... more »

Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta now registered for use in California

Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta, a broad-spectrum disease control tool containing two highly efficacious active ingredients, recently was approved for use in California. According to a news release, Aprovia Top delivers a potent combination to help... more »

Colorado ag department has nearly $1M in CARES Act funds for farmers

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is making up to $1 million in grant funding available for Colorado farmers, ranchers, food hubs and processors to support them in adjusting to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic... more »

Western Growers hires Walt Duflock as vice president, innovation

Increasing its industry-leading efforts to quicken the pace of technology solutions for the fresh produce industry, Western Growers has added Walt Duflock as vice president, innovation. In this role, Duflock will be singularly focused on... more »

Organic agriculture tops $3B in California farm gate sales

Organic farming continues to expand in California and now includes more than 360 commodities, according to a new University of California report. The number of organic growers, acreage and farm gate sales revenue is reported... more »

New Mexico State University Extension offers grape vineyard workshop online

This year’s grape crop has been harvested, but the work is not over. Now is the time to reassess and prepare the vineyard for winter. New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba... more »

Suterra has new Puffer design to bring California growers for aerosol mating disruption

Suterra announced Oct. 14 the launch of a new Puffer design available in California for the 2021 growing season to reduce navel orangeworm, codling moth and oriental fruit moth damage. Borne out of Suterra’s commitment... more »


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