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New melon disease turns up in seed-production fields

Although cucumber green mottle mosaic virus was originally described in 1935, it was first confirmed in the United States in 2013 in a few California melon seed production fields. ... Read More

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UC adviser seeks darker red, purple sweetpotatoes

Scott Stoddard, a University of California Cooperative Extension farm adviser who evaluates sweetpotatoes, is trying to identify breeding lines with red and purple skin that grow and store well. ... Read More

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Senator drops California drought legislation — for now

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s decision to pull the plug temporarily on crafting a compromise for California drought relief legislation met with praise from some Democratic colleagues and regrets from advocates for Central Valley agriculture. ... Read More

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High celery, cauliflower prices may linger

Retail buyers hoping for some price relief on celery and cauliflower may have to wait a few more weeks. ... Read More

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Goëmar launches new website

Saint-Malo, France-based Goëmar, which was acquired in May by Arysta LifeScience, recently launched a new website, www.goemar.com. ... Read More

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Tomra potato grader sorts by width and length

Tomra Sorting Solutions’ new potato grader provides an alternative to mechanical sorting. ... Read More

Baloian Farms upgrades website
Baloian Farms has launched a redesigned website that includes new recipes plus information about the Baloian family and the company’s history.
EPA approves remote-controlled pheromone dispensers
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved three aerosol pheromone products from Vancouver, British Columbia-based Semios, to disrupt the mating of codling moth and oriental fruit moth.

 

Food safety: Simple or flexible, but not both
Two of the things growers and shippers want to see in new federal food safety rules — flexibility and simplicity — are mutually exclusive according to officials from the Food and Drug Administration.
Blueberry demand strong through December
Import blueberry markets should remain strong through December, and port woes on the West Coast could add more pressure.
Oppenheimer CEO honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
At the 17th annual Friend of Chile Awards Luncheon, the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia honored John Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of The Oppenheimer Group, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

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The Grower's Citrus & Vegetable magazine, October 2014

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