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Rivermaid Trading joins cherry optical sorting revolution

When Rivermaid Trading Co. begins packing cherries April 22, it will become the latest grower-packer to join the California cherry industry’s technological revolution. ... Read More

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Spud truck to log 19,000 miles in 2014

The Idaho Potato Commission’s giant potato on wheels is gearing up for another tour. ... Read More

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Smartphone app tracks papaya virus

Although most of the papayas grown in Hawaii have been genetically engineered to resist papaya ringspot virus, non-modified varieties still exist, mostly in home gardens. ... Read More

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Sakata Seed, Alf Christianson Seed merge

The Alf Christianson Seed Co. and Sakata Seed America Inc. will merge, effective immediately, and the newly formed entity will retain the Sakata Seed America name. ... Read More

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Bayer opens new North Carolina bee care center

With a snip of a giant pair of scissors recently, James Blome, president and chief executive officer of Bayer CropScience LP, cut the ribbon on the company’s new Bee Care Center near Research Triangle Park, N.C. ... Read More

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Agreement keeps use of new seed varieties unrestricted

Much like open-source software, which is free to whoever wants to use it, a new open-source seed initiative strives to do the same with germplasm. ... Read More

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