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Weather accelerates peppers, other vegetables

05/08/2014 8:59:06 AM

The spring crop of desert vegetables is off to a fast start this year, according to growers and shippers... Read more.


Smartphone app helps diagnose pests remotely

05/06/2014 11:12:44 AM

A smartphone application developed by Purdue University could help growers nationwide to submit pest samples... Read more.


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.



UPDATED: Martori perfects its hot wash system for cantaloupes

04/25/2014 5:47:13 PM

Martori Farms has finalized a three-year process of switching to a method of cleaning its cantaloupes... Read more.


Researchers ask: How damaging is spotted wing fly to organics?

04/25/2014 2:00:59 PM

Researchers who are part of a multi-state effort to fight the spotted wing drosophila need help from... Read more.


UPDATED: Watermelon bin bids for nationwide adoption

04/22/2014 12:58:47 PM

(UPDATED COVERAGE April 24) The National Watermelon Association is urging retailers, shippers and paper companies... Read more.


USDA releases potato stock report

04/21/2014 11:04:35 AM

About 112 million cwt. of potatoes had yet to ship from the top 13 U.S. spud-producing states as of... Read more.



Sakata Seed, Alf Christianson Seed merge

04/17/2014 12:27:58 PM

The Alf Christianson Seed Co. and Sakata Seed America Inc. will merge, effective immediately, and... Read more.


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