From the editors of Growing Magazine | August 21, 2012
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New Vineyard Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards from the UC
The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources has published its Vineyard Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards in Spanish. This set of 50 pocket-sized laminated cards helps vineyard managers and their crews quickly identify and manage pest activity in the field. Read More

Nunhems to Celebrate 20th Birthday
of Vaquero Onion Variety

On August 29th, Nunhems, the vegetable seed business of Bayer CropScience, will hold its 29th annual Onion Showcase, one of the Treasure Valley's longest-running industry events. Read More

Wis. Expected to Harvest 4.5 Million Barrels
of Cranberries

The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (WSCGA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) projects that Wisconsin will yield 4.5 million barrels of cranberries during the 2012 fall harvest—an increase of two percent over the 2011 crop. Read More

The Lucrative Sweet Potato Takes Root
in the South

Small-scale tobacco farmers in eastern Kentucky looking for alternatives to tobacco are discovering that an easy, often profitable transition lies in sweet potatoes. With relatively low input and capital costs and a short learning curve, they are able to earn gross returns of up to $7,000 per acre, mostly through local sales. Read More

Imus Joins Jacto as VP of Sales, Marketing
Greg Imus has joined Jacto Inc. of Tualatin, Ore., as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company's new Small Farm Solutions business unit. Read More

UF/IFAS Faculty Honored
Three faculty members with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received international recognition at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers annual meeting in Dallas held from July 29 to Aug. 1. Read More

N.C. State's "Pack 'N Cool" Provides Farmers with Mobile Refrigeration
N.C. State University's Plants for Human Health Institute has developed a new mobile cooling unit for farmers. The five-by-eight-feet refrigerated trailer is designed to keep fruits and vegetables at ideal temperatures during transport to and from farmers markets or as they're harvested in farm fields. Read More

PMA to Host Fresh Connections: Yakima - Sept. 19
West Coast produce industry members from across the supply chain will have the opportunity to connect and participate in an interactive program designed to illustrate the magnitude of social media's impact on the fresh produce landscape, both personally and professionally, and the correlating opportunity to drive success during Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Fresh Connections: Yakima event on Sept. 19. Read More

NJDA Aerial Survey Shows Gypsy Moth Tree Damage Minimal This Year
The annual New Jersey Department of Agriculture statewide gypsy moth aerial defoliation survey showed 1,068 acres of trees in 21 municipalities in 10 counties received moderate to heavy damage this year from the leaf-munching invasive pests—the lowest recorded defoliation since 1970. Read More

LINKFresh Inc. Announce Senior Management New Hires
LINKFresh Inc., the California based subsidiary of Anglia Business Solutions, today announces further senior management new hires to its Ventura based team. Read More

NASS Releases 2011 Fruit Crops Agricultural Chemical Use Data
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has published the 2011 Agricultural Chemical Use survey data for fruit crops. NASS gathered data for 23 fruit crops in 12 states during fall 2011. Read More

UF Researcher Part of Important Papaya Study
A study involving current University of Florida researcher Jianping Wang helps explain how the plant's sex chromosomes evolved over time to produce the three genders. Read More


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