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11/26/2014 - Upper Valley Community Comes Together to Bake for the Needy This Holiday Season

At King Arthur Flour's first Bake for Good: Local Rollout event over a 120 people participated in free baking lessons where all the baked goods were donated to the Upper Valley Haven, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The day-long event took place on Tuesday, November 25 at King Arthur Flour's Baking Education Center, where the company provided all the materials and instruction for community...


11/26/2014 - Farmers Edge Teams Up with Pembina Co-Op

Farmers Edge announced it has joined forces with Pembina Co-op to promote precision agronomy services in Southern Manitoba. This partnership is aimed at providing Co-op members with convenience, quality service and a flexibility of options for sustainable farming from an independent service provider. Pembina Co-op's mission is to "benefit members by progressively growing business and community...


11/25/2014 - Range Cattle Research and Education Center Dedicates New Education Building

Officials from the Range Cattle Research and Education Center have dedicated and opened the Grazinglands Education Building at UF's Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, Florida. At the same time, they recognized major donors and highlighted their "Campaign for Ona." About 6 million acres in Florida are used for grazing, said Range Cattle REC Director John Arthington. The...


John Deere-Augusta Produces One Millionth Tractor - John Deere marked a manufacturing milestone with the  completion of th...

11/24/2014 - John Deere-Augusta Produces One Millionth Tractor

John Deere marked a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the one millionth tractor built at the John Deere - Augusta factory in Grovetown, GA. The millionth unit, a 5100M model, was recently on display at a commemorative ceremony at the local fairgrounds. "Producing one million tractors is a significant milestone for John Deere and for the whole Augusta team," said Mary Pat Tubb,...


11/24/2014 - Vegetable Growers Association of New Jersey to Host Educational Sessions and Trade Show

The Vegetable Growers Assoc. of NJ in cooperation with Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension and the NJ Department of Agriculture will host their annual NJ Agricultural Convention and Trade Show February 3-5, 2015 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, Atlantic City, NJ. The largest Grower - Farmer Conference on the East Coast! Growers from all over the Eastern Seaboard traditionally attend sessions...


11/21/2014 - MSU Extension Fact Sheet Offers Tips On Picking And Preserving Christmas Tree

Michigan State University Extension has developed a new fact sheet on how to pick the perfect Christmas tree, how to care for it, how to display it safely and how to dispose of it. The fact sheet was developed by Bert Cregg, MSU associate professor in the Department of Horticulture, and Erin Lizotte and Jill O'Donnell, MSU Extension educators. "Michigan is the third leading producer of Christmas...


11/21/2014 - Jeffrey Luke Joins BioWorks as Marketing Manager

Jeffrey Luke has been named Marketing Manager at BioWorks, home to the RootShield brand biopesticide. In his new position, Jeff will be responsible for growing the BioWorks brand and family of products in new and existing markets. Jeff brings more than 15 years of marketing experience, including successful tenures at both public and private companies. Mr. Luke's primary responsibility for BioWorks...


11/21/2014 - Eden Research Signs Exclusive License Agreement with SIPCAM for Grape Protection Products

Eden Research plc, the AIM listed natural micro-encapsulation company, announced that it has signed an exclusive License Agreement with Sipcam Italia Spa and Sipcam Iberia (collectively referred to as "SIPCAM") to sell 3AEY, an Eden-developed plant protection product, in Spain and Italy. In addition, SIPCAM will have the right to trial, register, develop and sell certain other plant protection products...


11/20/2014 - Spectrum Technologies Launches SpecConnect Wireless Web Portal Cloud Solution

Spectrum Technologies had introduced SpecConnect, an advancedweb portal cloud solution for crop environmental monitoring using wireless sensor networks. It's the latest cloud-based software to monitor and capture weather and soil moisture data across various microclimates anytime - anywhere. SpecConnect can be pre-configured or 100% customized to a user's preference using the web portal or native...


11/19/2014 - Valley develops technology integrating irrigation data into farm management systems

Valley Irrigation has introduced the Irrigation Exchange, a technology that provides for the transfer of precision data to other agriculture companies from BaseStation3, the new Valley remote irrigation management product. "Valley is working with major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of agriculture equipment, seed and fertilizer companies, and leading agronomy service companies to design...


11/19/2014 - Georgia's The Peach State? How About Blueberry

Michael Freeze
The state of Georgia might want to rethink its notable nickname. According to a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the North American Blueberry Council announced that the Peach State produced 96 million pounds of blueberries in 2014 making Georgia tops in the nation. The Peach State finished first ahead of Michigan which produced more than 91 million pounds of blueberries this year. There...


11/19/2014 - UF, N.C, A&T Forge Ahead with Organic Strawberry Research

While the focus of the 2013-2014 work was broad and exploratory, a key component of this year's research will be to test the best aspects of the organic strawberry production system under farm conditions and with grower management. Growers at three farms in North Central Florida are assessing two cover crops and three commercial strawberry cultivars that performed well in last year's Phase I trials....


11/19/2014 - California Department of Food and Agriculture Offers Grant Funding to Specialty Crop Growers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released its 2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) information. The purpose of this grant is to fund projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. In one of the funding categories, CDFA will consider projects that expand stewardship practices and natural resource conservation while developing...


11/18/2014 - Syngenta to introduce first HPPD herbicide for fruit and nut trees

Syngenta introduced a new herbicide to aid in resistance management, which will be marketed as Broadworks herbicide upon registration. The active ingredient (a.i.), mesotrione, will be the first HPPD-inhibitor for tree nuts, stone fruit and citrus. Broadworks aids in herbicide resistance management by controlling weeds that are resistant to other modes of action, such as glyphosate-resistant marestail...


11/18/2014 - Cover Crop Report Documents Yield Boost, Soil Benefits and Ag Retailer Roles

For the second year in a row, a national survey of farmers has documented a yield boost from the use of cover crops in corn and soybeans, as well as a wide variety of other benefits. The survey-which was funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program and carried out by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)-also details the challenges...


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