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Report explores long-term effects of COVID-19 on California ag industry

COVID-19 continues to affect parts of California agriculture in different ways. A new report from agricultural economists at the University of California examines the current and long-term impacts on California’s leading agricultural industries. Profiles in... more »

Webinar: ‘Spotted Lanternfly – A Threat to California Winegrapes’ set

Three California wine industry organizations will join forces to present a webinar: "Spotted Lanternfly – A Threat to CA Winegrapes on June 11, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. PST. The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive... more »

Full statistics now available for California crop year 2018

In 2018 California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion for their output. This represents a slight increase compared to 2017. California remains the leading U.S. state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes... more »

Agricultural Solutions LLC has new ownership

Plant City, Florida-based Agricultural Solutions LLC, an agribusiness that develops sustainable innovations to improve agriculture through the enhancement of plant and soil microbiomes, announced June 1 that it has ended its financial partnership with Intergro... more »

Munckhof launches labor-saving tree Shaker for commercially farmed fruit

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators has redesigned its tree shaker solution for harvesting fruit, nuts and olives for the food industry quickly and efficiently. According to a news release, using this harvesting machinery, two to three... more »

HELM Agro US, ISK join in commercial development of three new herbicides

Helm Agro US Inc., a global manufacturer of  crop protection and fertilizer products and Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd. (ISK), have entered into a long-term collaboration for the commercial development of three novel crop protection herbicides.... more »

Wilbur-Ellis Co. launches two new potassium fertilizer technologies

Wilbur-Ellis announced May 14 the launch of two new potassium fertilizer technologies, Till-It Kompound  and Foli-Gro Kilo. These highly soluble, carbon-based potassium fertilizers drive bio-activation in soil or as a foliar-applied product.Foli-Gro Kilo is a... more »

Summit Agro’s new Regev Fungicide creates a step change in disease control

Summit Agro USA has introduced what it's calling the first hybrid fungicide for U.S. agriculture – Regev. According to a news release, this next generation disease control product combines the benefits of a botanical product... more »

The Relief for America’s Small Farmers Act introduced in US Senate

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, introduced on May 5 legislation to address disruptions in the food supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic and directly connect farms to food... more »

Wilbur-Ellis begins semi-exclusive distribution of Vestaron’s Spear-Lep

Wilbur-Ellis, a producer of precision agriculture, crop protection, seed, nutritional and biological products, in cooperation with Vestaron Corp., announced May 5 a distribution agreement to semi-exclusively distribute Spear-Lep, a bioinsecticide manufactured by Vestaron. Spear-Lep is a... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

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