From the editors of Growing Magazine | June 15, 2012
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USDA Lifts European Grapevine Moth Quarantine
in Four California Counties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the eradication of European grapevine moth (EGVM) from Fresno, Mendocino, Merced, and San Joaquin counties in California and the removal of restrictions on exports of EGVM host commodities, including stone fruit and table grapes, from those counties to Mexico. Read More

Bayer CropScience to Acquire Abbott &
Cobb Watermelon, Melon Business

Bayer CropScience announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the watermelon and melon seed business of Abbott & Cobb Inc., a privately-held seed company headquartered in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, Read More

New Jersey Blueberries Now Available
NJ Sec. of Ag Douglas H. Fisher has announced that blueberries, the official state fruit, are now in season and available at local farm markets, roadside stands, pick-your-own farms and supermarkets. The harvest began ten days sooner than normal, due to the unusually warm weather experienced earlier this year. Read More

ICBA Extends Preferred Service Provider Relationship with Farmer Mac
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the expansion of its Preferred Service Provider relationship with the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac). Read More

OMRI Welcomes New Board Members
The Organic Materials Review Institute announces the appointment of Margaret McGrath, Ph.D.; Jennifer Scott, "Coach" Mark Smallwood, and Jackie von Ruden to the OMRI Board of Directors. Read More

Valley Irrigation Launches Mobile Website
In order to continue to reach more audiences with product and application information, Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, has launched a mobile version of its website, Read More

Hayes Named UF/IFAS Dean for Research
John Hayes has been named dean for research of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. The appointment takes effect July 1. Read More

Arysta LifeScience Licenses Global
Fluoxastrobin Rights

Arysta LifeScience and Bayer CropScience recently signed an agreement for the global licensing and sale of fluoxastrobin, Bayer CropScience's patented strobilurin fungicide. Under the agreement, Arysta LifeScience will gain exclusive access to fluoxastrobin for all crop (citrus, peanuts, potatoes and vegetables) and non-crop applications except seed treatment and certain proprietary mixtures. Read More

OHP Adds Sales, Marketing Personnel
OHP, Inc., a marketer of pest control solutions to the nursery, greenhouse and associated markets, announces the addition of two industry veterans to its team of horticultural professionals: Don Hanson as national accounts manager and Ryan Lindstedt as market project manager. Read More

First Installation of Conergy's Elevated Ag Solar Structure Concept
Conergy's Solar Large Projects Group recently completed construction and installation of a fixed tilt ground and roof-mounted 510kW solar electric installation for Kirschenman Enterprises Inc. at its cold storage facility in California's San Joaquin Valley. Read More


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