EPA registers Cheminova fungicide

The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Cercobin Fungicide from Cheminova Inc. of Research Triangle Park, N.C., for use on a wide array of crops. ... Read More


Drought whets appetites for automated irrigation

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — As California growers review their water conservation options in the midst of the state’s drought, some are considering automated irrigation. ... Read More


Organic group tours L.A. produce facilities

COMMERCE, Calif. — About a couple dozen members of Santa Cruz, Calif.-based California Certified Organic Farmers got a first-hand look at the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market April 11 and then visited Heath & Lejeune, a wholesale broker in ... Read More


Florida ag department seeks growers for Colombian trade mission

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is co-sponsoring a trade mission to Colombia in September and is taking applications for participation from Florida or Georgia agricultural producers. ... Read More


Washington apple grower buys winegrape vineyards

Allan Brothers Inc., a Naches, Wash., apple grower-shipper, plans to buy Sagemoor Vineyards, a diversified fruit-growing operation near Pasco. ... Read More


OG Packing shows off 72-lane optical cherry sorter

Stockton, Calif.-based OG Packing, which last year installed a 40-lane optical cherry sorting system, showed off its latest 32-lane sorter at the grower-shipper's annual grower lunch, April 10. ... Read More

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UPDATED: Federal GMO labeling bill draws ag support
(UPDATED COVERAGE, April 10) Drawing support from major agricultural groups but pointed opposition from organic and environmental groups, legislation that would prevent states from enacting mandatory labeling of genetically modified food has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
Snowy, cold winter hurts Michigan fruit
Apples likely made it through a cold, snowy Michigan winter in good shape, but other fruits may not have been as lucky.


Florida issues crisis exemption for citrus psyllid insecticide
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has issued a crisis exemption for Belay 2.13 SC insecticide to control Asian citrus psyllid on bearing citrus trees.
Study: Blueberries help reduce Parkinson’s risk
A new study shows eating blueberries reduces the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease and may protect human brain performance.
Report: Florida valencia, tangerine production falls
The latest survey shows the Sunshine State producing fewer oranges, tangerines and tangelos.



Citrus + Vegetable Magazine, April 2014

  •   Microwaving sweet potatoes grows, boosting demand

  •   Sunshine State promotions focus on TV ads

  •   Web tool helps calculate water footprint

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