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Syngenta offers free sessions for pest control advisers, certified crop advisers

WHAT: Continuing education enables certified crop advisers, consultants and pest control advisers (PCAs) to maintain certifications and remain up to date on issues affecting crops today. Syngenta currently offers free learning modules that provide continuing... more »

Researchers use satellite imaging to map groundwater use in California’s Central Valley

Researchers at the University of California San Diego report in a new study a way to improve groundwater monitoring by using a remote sensing technology (known as InSAR), in conjunction with climate and land cover... more »

Weed management in vineyards starts with fall herbicide application

As grape harvest progresses throughout Michigan, it is time to consider controlling weeds in the field after crop harvest. After grape harvest, weed control might not be the top priority for many vineyards, but this... more »

USDA awards $76.8M in grants to strengthen specialty crop industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced it has awarded $72.4 million in grant funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) and $4.4 million in grant funding through... more »

Great American Media Services to launch National Nut Grower print, digital brand

Great American Media Services, the award-winning publisher of leading B2B agriculture magazines Fruit Growers News, Vegetable Growers News, Spudman, Produce Processing and Organic Grower, is expanding its Specialty Agriculture Group with the launch of National... more »

Fresh peaches and cherries: World markets and trade reported by USDA

According to a report from USDA's Foreign Agriculture  Service, world peach and nectarine production is forecast down 1.1 million metric tons to 21.0 million as adverse weather conditions impact output in top producers China and... more »

Farmers and farmworkers: Protecting food supply, sustaining industry

CA GROWN has announced that the first-ever California Farmer and Farmworker Month will be recognized in October.  It is a fitting tribute in a most challenging year. When COVID-19 hit, farmers, farmworkers and the entire food and... more »

More direct assistance to farmers impacted by COVID-19 set by USDA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Sept. 18 up to an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus... more »

$400M in Florida panhandle agricultural products at stake in Sally’s wake

As slow-moving Hurricane Sally approached the Gulf Coast – eventually making landfall as a category 2 storm near Gulf Shores, Alabama, early Wednesday morning – its bands enveloped most of the Florida Panhandle. But like... more »

Organic farming lessons offered online by University of California

Farmers who want to learn organic production practices for California specialty crops can now get training at their convenience on their own computers. The organic farming training is designed by the University of California Sustainable... more »


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