From the editors of Growing Magazine | July 11, 2012
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USDA Forecasts Annual Cranberry Production
In August of each year, USDA publishes the official cranberry production forecast for the five major cranberry-producing states. In Massachusetts, the survey is conducted by the New England Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The other four States in USDA's cranberry estimation program are New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. Read More

Siegers Seed Announces New Salesman for Florida
Siegers Seed Company is proud to announce the appointment of Dan Grissom as a new seed consultant in the Southeastern Florida area. Read More

2012 Northwest Cherry Crop Report
The 2012 Northwest cherry industry came out of the 4th of July holiday with just over 7 million boxes of cherries shipped. Retail pull-through seems to be mostly favorable; reports largely depend on the size of fruit on display and any remaining California cherries on the shelves. Read More

CPC Celebrates 30 Years
Certified Parts Corp. in Janesville, Wis., has celebrated 30 years of business. CPC was founded on May 10, 1982 to meet the growing demand for obsolete New-Old stock replacement parts. Read More

Arysta LifeScience, INTERMAG Sign Licensing Agreement
Arysta LifeScience and INTERMAG have signed a licensing agreement whereby Arysta LifeScience has been granted access to all formulations of INTERMAG's proprietary titanimum-based biostimulant technology. Read More

Good Volumes Reported for Washington
Blueberry Crop

A week into Washington's blueberry harvest, growers are reporting good volumes for this year's crop. "Harvest just started for us, and it's looking good," said Steve Nugent of Wyckoff Farms in Grandview, Washington. Read More

FMC Names Todd as Director, Fasano as
Marketing Manager

FMC Corp. recently announced the appointments of Bethwyn Todd as director and Steve Fasano as strategic marketing and business development manager of FMC Professional Solutions, which serves the professional pest control, lawn, nursery, ornamental and related industries. Read More

WSSA Highlights Upcoming Conference
on Invasive Aquatic Plants

Scientists, educators, public officials and others interested in the management of invasive aquatic plants are gathering this month for the annual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS). The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is an exhibitor at the event, scheduled for July 22-25 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read More

New Ag Plastics Recycling Options at
Empire Farm Days

A visit to the 2012 Empire Farm Days offers the opportunity to see new agricultural plastics recycling equipment, baled plastic, finished recycled products, and training resources. Read More

Florida NAMA Chapter Features UF PIE Center at Lunch Meeting
The Florida Chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is holding their next Chapter meeting on July 11th at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach that will feature a presentation by Dr. Tracy Irani with the UF/IFAS Public Issues Education Center (PIE). Read More


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