From the editors of Growing Magazine | August 29, 2012
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Challenges in Vertical Farming Workshop
An NSF funded workshop on the Challenges in Vertical Farming will be held on September 26 at the University of Maryland Conference Center in East Hyattsville. Read More

Quickroots Organic ST to be Marketed by Incotec
As part of the licensing and marketing agreement between INCOTEC and TJ Technologies, INCOTEC announces that it will be marketing a specially formulated organic version of QuickRoots to the organic market. Read More

MBI Breaks Ground on New MI Mfg. Facility
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced the groundbreaking of the Marrone Michigan Manufacturing facility in Bangor, Mich. Read More

Bullock, Russo Sworn in for NJ State Board of Ag
A Monmouth County hay and grain farmer and a Burlington County fruit and vegetable grower were sworn in as the two newest members of the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture during the board's reorganization meeting. Read More

IFAS Faculty, Graduate Students, Lauded at NACTA Conference
Several University of Florida IFAS faculty members and graduate students earned acclaim at the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture's annual awards program held June 29 at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Read More

Rural School Districts Receive Grants
of Up To $25,000

Monsanto announced that 176 school districts in 35 states have been selected to receive grants of up to $25,000. Read More

Seedway Announces Organizational Changes
Seedway has announced recent organizational changes in its vegetable seed business unit. Effective July 15, Dean Cotton assumed responsibility for vegetable seed sales, product line development and variety testing across Seedway's entire market area. Read More

Cornell Fall, Winter and Spring Online Course
Whether you are a seasoned, new, or aspiring farmer, there's something for you in the 2012-2013 line-up of online courses presented by the Cornell Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Read More

WA Nectarine Growers Optimistic About
2012 Crop

Organic stone fruit growers in Washington reported a slow start to the nectarine season in terms of movement and volume. But now that the peak of the season has arrived, growers are optimistic going forward. Read More

MN Ag Reports that Strawberries Top Midwest Specialty Crop
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture, summarized by by the Minnesota Fed, has released a report that shows strawberries are by far the most profitable of the so called specialty crops to be grown in the Midwest. Read More

Giumarra Welcomes New West Coast Sales Hire
The Giumarra Companies welcomes new hire James Paul to its west coast avocado and asparagus sales staff. Read More

Spotted Wing Drosophila Arrives in
NJ's Somerset County

Soft fruit crops in Somerset County have been hit by a new pest in the area, the spotted wing drosophila, which has worked its way into the region. Read More

ProWare Services Launches New Website
ProWare Services, LLC has launched an enhanced corporate website. The new website features a refreshed ProWare Services logo and new graphics and integration tools. Read More


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