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Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid
Courtesy of Calif. Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program
Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid
California's Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program and California Citrus Mutual are hosting a series of meetings for crew bosses on how to teach employees to prevent the spread of the Asian citrus psyllid, which can carry the deadly tree disease...

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Hazelnut growers reach minimum price agreement with packers
Hazelnut growers reach minimum price agreement with packers
The growers' bargaining association announced the agreement.
Group of growers start new fruit company
Group of growers start new fruit company
Five partners have started a new tree fruit packing company, Pine Canyon Growers, in Orondo, Wash., north of Wenatchee.
Five growers to join San Joaquin ag hall of fame
Five growers will be the latest inductees into the San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame at a banquet in Stockton, Calif., in October.
Competition overseas spurs domestic marketing of walnuts
Competition overseas spurs domestic marketing of walnuts
With overseas markets becoming more competitive, it underscores the California Walnut Commission's desire to focus much of its energy on expanding domestic consumption of the nut, an industry leader says.
Quest for robotic apple picker continues
Quest for robotic apple picker continues
Researchers continue to pursue development of robotic apple pickers they say could be commercially available in three to five years.
Navel orange growers expecting lighter crop, higher prices
Navel orange growers expecting lighter crop, higher prices
This year's navel orange crop in California's Central Valley is expected to be significantly smaller than last season's production, as warm summer temperatures and winter rains bolstered the 2015-2016 crop.
NRCS grants include Oregon orchard soil nutrition study
NRCS grants include Oregon orchard soil nutrition study
One of the Oregon grant projects will measure how a biological approach to soil amendments affects production in a cherry orchard.
Nurseries propagate millions of Cosmic Crisp apple trees
Nurseries propagate millions of Cosmic Crisp apple trees
Central Washington tree fruit nurseries are budding close to 4 million of the new Cosmic Crisp apple trees for 2018 planting, a top nursery says.
Sakuma workers vote to join union; boycott over
Sakuma workers vote to join union; boycott over
Workers at Sakuma Brothers Farms in Washington vote to be represented by a union; the company will negotiate.
Groups say Calif. overtime law will hurt workers, farms
Groups say Calif. overtime law will hurt workers, farms
California farm groups assert the new ag overtime bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will prompt growers to hire workers in shifts and could lead to more consolidation of farms.

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