MSU to host 2024 preharvest blueberry Extension twilight meeting

The Michigan State University blueberry team is inviting blueberry growers to attend this year’s preharvest blueberry Extension twilight meeting. MSU’s 2024 preharvest Extension meeting is scheduled for June 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.... more »

Smart Apply welcomes Lasseter Tractor as new authorized dealer

Smart Apply, Inc., announced that Lasseter Tractor Company is now an authorized dealer of their Intelligent Spray Control System. This addition expands Smart Apply’s dealer network to nearly 460 locations. Lasseter, a John Deere dealer... more »

New beetle emerging threat to nut crops

University of California researchers and almond growers are seeking solutions for controlling the carpophilus beetle, a newcomer to the state that is an established pest in Australia. Although researchers have begun unraveling some of the... more »

2024 Michigan viticulture field day scheduled

This year’s Michigan Viticulture Field Day and Enology Experience Day are scheduled. The 35th yearly field day is scheduled for July 31 while the enology event is set for Aug. 1.   The events are... more »

UC study estimates blackberry production costs

A new study examines how growers and others can estimate costs and potential returns for blackberries grown on California’s Central Coast. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension and the UC Davis... more »

MSU hires farm manager for plant pathology, entomology centers

Michigan State University has hired a new farm manager to oversee its Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch on-campus... more »

Advancing research in biocontrols

Platform10 is an initiative to spur development and adoption of biopesticides and biocontrols through grower education and collaboration with manufacturers. The program, a byproduct of the Salinas Biological Summit, will see its first field trials... more »

Strawberry research production meeting spotlights sustainable farming practices 

California strawberry growers and industry members gathered in early May for the California Strawberry Commission’s (CSC) Production Research meeting held in Santa Maria, Calif. to hear from strawberry industry experts regarding key advancements in strawberry... more »

North Carolina alerts public to invasive yellow-legged hornet concerns

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division has sent out a notice asking state residents and growers to be on the lookout for the early-stage nests of the Yellow-legged hornet,... more »

Wilbur-Ellis shows FFA leaders ag career opportunities

Wilbur-Ellis hosted a tour of its Woodland South, California location,  where more than 50 members of the California FFA learned about career opportunities in food production and agriculture. The “Day in the Life” tour featured... more »

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