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California registers biopesticide for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, recently received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its Virosoft CP4, a biopesticide used to control codling moth (cydia pomonella) and oriental fruit moth (grapholita molesta).... more »

$50B in cash receipts for California farmers and ranchers in 2019

In 2019, California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over reported cash receipts for 2018. According to a news release, California’s agricultural... more »

Automation helps solve specialty crop challenges

With support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Multi-state Research Fund, researchers at 17 land-grant universities are working together to develop automated systems that work well for labor-intensive specialty crops like fruits, vegetables,... more »

Northwest pear crop estimate for 2020 pegged at 16.6M boxes

After careful evaluation, the pear industry is releasing the first official estimate of the 2020-21 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon. According to a news release, pear growers and producers from Washington's Wenatchee and... more »

Michigan pumpkin farm creates ‘COVID Go Away’ corn maze

Johnson’s Giant Pumpkin Farm near Saginaw, Michigan, has a message for the Covinovel coronavirus, and it’s spelled out loud and clear in its 13-acre corn maze. From the ground, the fall attraction at the Saginaw... more »

USDA lists more eligible commodities for CFAP; deadline extended

USDA announced Aug. 11 that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program in response to public comments and data. Additionally, USDA is extending the deadline to apply for the program to Sept.... more »

Michigan order requires testing of ag and food processing employees for COVID-19

On Aug. 3, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for agricultural and food processing employees. According to a news release, the order makes Michigan... more »

Data: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service  on July 21 released 2018 Census of Agriculture data for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is... more »

USDA, USTR name new agricultural trade advisors

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced July 17 the appointment of 25 new members to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees. The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee is... more »

Monterey County 2019 crop production led by familiar commodities

Monterey County, California's top four most valuable crops remained unchanged from 2018 to 2019, led by leaf lettuce, which saw an increase of almost 15%, boosted by better pricing for romaine. Overall, the county’s agricultural... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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