Growing Magazine - May, 2014


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Children's Book Highlights Sweet Potatoes

Green Frog Publishing is proud to announce the debut of "Sweety Finds Her Family," by author Katie Godfrey and illustrator Julia Gootzeit. It's a children's book about Sweety the sweet potato and her journey to learn about her biological family. Growing up with her adopted family, the Solanaceaes, Sweety realizes that she is different and sets out to learn why.

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USDA Announces Funding to Train and Educate Next Generation

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of more than $19 million in grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of agricultural producers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP).

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Dramm Donates to Free to Smile Nonprofit

Dramm Corp., an irrigation supplier, is "Springing for Hope." Each May, Dramm will donate financially to a nonprofit organization. This year, efforts include donating a portion of May's retail sales to Free to Smile. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Free to Smile provides free surgery to children and young adults born with cleft lip and palate who live in underserved areas of the world.

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FMC's Gladiator Now Available in California

California citrus, vegetable and tree nut growers have a new option for control of damaging insects and mites. Gladiator insecticide/miticide from FMC Agricultural Solutions recently received state registration. It offers dual modes of action combined in a water-based formulation with low volatile organic compounds for knockdown of more than 100 insect and mite pests.

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