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Sterile Insect Facility to Aid Growers with Navel Orangeworm Management

Sterile Insect Facility to Aid Growers with Navel Orangeworm Management

Researchers and growers are tackling the formidable tree nut pest Navel Orangeworm from all fronts.  One method underway is in utilizing the same sterile insect technology and facility that eradicated pink bollworm from the cotton industry years ago.  There have been some challenges in adapting the system for Navel Orangeworm, as shared by Bob Klein from the Pistachio Research Board; …

Western Growers Launches AgTech Innovation Directory

AgTech innovation directory

Western Growers has officially launched an interactive directory that acts as a marketplace for agricultural technology (agtech) startups. Found at https://www.agtechpages.com, the Western Growers AgTech Innovation Directory allows users to identify, research and connect with start-up companies who are developing technologies and innovations to solve the biggest issues facing the agriculture industry. These startups are specializing in everything from automation …

Financial Incentives for New Sustainable Dairy Technologies

Financial Incentives for New Sustainable Dairy Technologies

Free Money!  That’s what people want to hear.  Although nothing is free, there are a lot of great new government incentives available to dairy farmers to modernize their facilities with newer sustainable technologies that may not otherwise be affordable to invest in.  Watch this brief interview with Paul Sousa from Western United Dairymen as he shares, and read more about …

USDA Launches New Farmers.gov Features to Help with H2A Applications, Managing Loans

H2A Applications

(WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2019) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched two new features on farmers.gov to help customers manage their farm loans and navigate the application process for H2A visas. “Customer service is our top priority at USDA and these new features will help our customers as they manage their farm …

New Vineyard Advisor App for American Grape Growers – FREE

New Vineyard Advisor App for American Grape Growers Free

Looking for instant pest, disease and nutritional recommendations in the palm of your hand?  Download the new Vineyard Advisor app, free and applicable to grape growers nationwide.  The app was developed by viticulture experts at Texas Tech University, as represented by Ed Hellman in this video interview.  Watch the brief interview as professor Hellman as he shares more details about …

New Online Water Resource for CA Farmers

New Online Water Resource for CA Farmers

Community Alliance with Family Farmers & The Farmers Guild is thrilled to announce that the California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative (CAWSI) website has recently gone through a thorough update. The CAWSI website can be found at www.agwaterstewards.org. The California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative (CAWSI) was initiated in 2008 by CAFF and other agriculture organizations in order to make information available to …

As Ag Tech Summit Nears, Tickets Remain Available: Also limited openings for President’s Opening Reception on March 26

A limited number of tickets remain for the Sixth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Technology Summit on March 27 at Hartnell College in Salinas, as well as for the President’s Opening Reception that will start the event on the evening of March 26.   Speakers, panels and exhibitors at the 2019 summit will highlight how industry players can leverage innovation for …

UCCE Biologicals Conference Introduces New Crop Protection Tools for Growers

Biocontrol agents, beneficial microbes, entomopathogenic fungi and bacteria that can enhance crop production — these were all topics of discussion at the recent UC Cooperative Extension Ag Innovations Conference in Santa Maria, led by UCCE Entomology & Biologicals Advisor Surendra Dara.  Watch this brief interview with Surendra as he shares more about what was discussed.    

The Benefits of Environmental Monitoring

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Each year roughly 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne illnesses according to the CDC. As our food supply becomes progressively more globalized, the need to strengthen food safety systems in and between countries has become much more apparent. Legislation like the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) now enables the Food & Drug Administration …

International Agri-Center® Prepares for 2019 World Ag Expo®

The International Agri-Center® is set to hold the 52nd World Ag Expo® February 12-14, 2019. The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo® boasts more than 1,450 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. In 2018, 106,700 people came from 49 states and 63 countries to attend the 51st …

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