From the editors of Growing Magazine | April 24, 2012
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PMA Calls for Industry Leaders to Volunteer
Produce Marketing Association is now seeking members from across the global fresh produce supply chain for a variety of volunteer opportunities that will play an active role in guiding the association and the future of the produce industry. Read More

Pear Numbers Shrinking In Oregon
If you thought pears were one of Oregon's top 10 agriculture commodities you thought wrong. Number one on the top 10 agriculture list for commodities is greenhouse products closely followed by cattle, pears just missed the cut, in 11th place. Read More

Monterey County, CA, Strawberry Harvest Begins
At least six crews from local growers were harvesting berries along Highway 1 in north Monterey County. The popular fruit dethroned lettuce in 2010 as the top revenue-generating crop, according to the county Agriculture Commissioner office. Read More

Asian Citrus Psyllid Spreads to Jurupa Valley, CA
The Asian citrus psyllid has spread to Riverside County, and state agricultural officials said today they will start spraying small doses of insecticide to try to halt the spread of the insect and the devastating citrus tree disease that it spreads. Read More

Bobcat Expands Operations in Bismarck
Bobcat Company and Menlo Worldwide Logistics today announced the expansion of operations at Bobcat's Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) in Bismarck. Bobcat also announced plans to acquire additional land at the Northern Plains Commerce Center (NPCC), to create an Innovation Center for product development and testing. Read More

Green Leaf Appointed Lechler Ag's Exclusive NA Sales, Distribution Agency
Lechler Agricultural Division names Green Leaf, Inc. of Fontanet, Ind., as their exclusive sales and distribution agent for North America, effective April 1st, 2012. Read More

Dramm Offers Troubleshooting Forum on its Website
Dramm is pleased to announce a new troubleshooting forum on our Commercial Products website. The NEW Dramm Forum is a place where customers can ask technical and repair questions about our products as well as search through previously asked questions and answers to many of those questions. Read More

Irrigation Association Kicks Off the 2012 Smart Irrigation Month Campaign
The Irrigation Association is pleased to announce preparations for Smart Irrigation Month, an initiative dedicated to increasing public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency, water-saving products, practices and services. All industry professionals and companies are invited to participate. Read More


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