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Kiwifruit grade requirements relaxed

03/06/2014 7:49:06 PM

Under a new U.S. Department of Agriculture rule, more misshapen kiwifruit may be shipped with normally... Read more.


Researchers probe Hass avocado flavor components

03/06/2014 9:12:11 AM

Hass avocados, the most widely grown variety in the United States, is known for its buttery texture... Read more.


FDA affirms irradiation for lettuce, spinach

03/07/2014 12:53:19 PM

The Food Drug Administration has rebuffed consumer groups, stating that lettuce and spinach may be... Read more.




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Norway’s Tomra eyes U.S. lettuce processors

03/05/2014 9:36:54 PM

Norway-based Tomra Sorting Solutions is targeting U.S. lettuce growers and processors with technology featuring laser... Watch Video.


Rain pelts California strawberries

03/04/2014 11:34:53 AM

California strawberries suffered minor damage and harvest delays from storms that dropped about 4 inches... Read more.


Report looks at fire blight control in organic apples, pears

03/03/2014 6:45:46 PM

At the end of the 2014 season, organic pome fruit growers will have to begin phasing out use of antibiotics... Read more.


UPDATED: Paramount Citrus to boost Halos packing capacity 75%

03/07/2014 7:59:47 AM

(UPDATED COVERAGE March 6) Paramount Citrus plans to increase capacity 75% at its Delano, Calif.,... Watch Video.



EPA registers biological insecticide from Marrone Bio

03/03/2014 2:43:53 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Venerate, a biological insecticide from Davis, Calif.-based Marrone Bio... Read more.


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