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California ag department awards over $1.1M for proactive IPM solutions program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded a total of $1,110,283 funding for three projects to be administered through the Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions... more »

Stemilt awarded Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Category Advisor

Wenatchee, Washington-based Stemilt Growers was awarded Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Category Advisor for its ready-to-eat ripened pear program, RipeRite, and Operation Flavor initiative. Progressive Grocer’s category awards are presented to shopper-centric companies who utilize data analysis... more »

40th EcoFarm Conference, Jan. 22-25, in Pacific Grove, California

Over 70 food and farming workshops and events await ecologically-minded farmers, ranchers, and all who support their success at the 40th EcoFarm Conference, Jan. 22 -25, in Pacific Grove, California. Conference-goers will learn from leading experts on topics addressing... more »

Couples from Tehama, Napa counties earn Young Farmers and Ranchers awards

A dairy farming couple from Tehama County and a husband and wife involved in the Napa County grape and wine business have earned awards for achievement and excellence among young farmers and ranchers in California.... more »

Organic fits for future, say Organic Grower Summit speakers

Agricultural visionaries encouraged organic growers Dec. 5 at the Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, California, as the industry honored a family of farmers as its 2019 growers of the year. Organic Grower Summit this year... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations plans for CEO succession

Davis, California-based Marrone Bio Innovations, a producer of sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, announced Dec. 2 that company founder Pamela Marrone will retire from her position as chief executive officer. ... more »

UC Davis students develop an app for strawberry growers

Strawberry growers now have a free smart phone application tool to predict spray coverage to combat such pests as two-spotted spider mites, lygus bugs and leafrollers, thanks to a three-year collaborative project involving UC Davis... more »

Dave Wilson Nursery acquires Fredriks Nursery in Ripon, California

Effective Nov. 25 Hickman, California-based Dave Wilson Nursery has purchased the assets of Fredriks Nursery in Ripon, California.  According to a news release, the acquisition will increase environment-controlled greenhouse tree farming by thirteen additional acres,... more »

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