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Organics board: antibiotic treatment to end for apples and pears

05/05/2014 8:46:52 AM

Dealing a blow to organic tree fruit growers, the National Organic Standards Board voted May 2 against... Read more.


Borton & Sons owes $217,717 in unpaid assessments

05/01/2014 11:52:08 AM

Grower-shipper Borton & Sons Inc. must pay the Washington Apple Commission $217,717 for unpaid assessments. Yakima,... Read more.


Dissection helps researchers learn how psyllids spread zebra chip

05/01/2014 11:25:16 AM

A U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist is using itsy-bitsy forceps to dissect the potato psyllid... Read more.



Video promotes best management practices for psyllids

04/30/2014 3:06:54 PM

The California Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program has produced an educational video about harvest... Watch Video.


UC revamps and updates citrus production manual

04/30/2014 2:13:09 PM

The University of California has totally revised its citrus production guide, condensing down the 1970s-vintage... Read more.


U.S. Apple responds to criticism of treatment

04/30/2014 11:49:50 AM

The Environmental Working Group’s criticism of U.S. standards for an anti-scald chemical used on apples... Read more.


Got stink bugs? Answer a survey to receive a free stink bug guide

04/28/2014 3:06:13 PM

Got stink bugs? That's the question a group from Cornell University is posing to growers to gauge... Watch Video.



USDA announces block grant allocations

04/28/2014 5:45:25 PM

California will again receive the biggest share of funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... Read more.


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