Fox Packaging founder dies

Kenneth Fox, founder of Fox Packaging, has died. Fox, a leader in providing flexible packaging, died April 17. He was 91. “With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Kenneth Fox,” lead... more »

The Blight Phase of Botryosphaeria diseases in nut crops of California

Diseases caused by fungi members in the family of Botryosphaeriaceae (Bot) are characterized mainly by the development of cankers. These fungi attack shoots, branches, scaffolds and trunks o... more »

ZAG Technical Services launches ag business webinar series

ZAG Technical Services (ZAG) announced it will offer a new agricultural business webinar series, which will address how to protect digital infrastructure against increasing cyber threats. Zag is an I... more »

UC Cooperative Extension offers young orchard water, nutrient management workshops

To help growers manage irrigation and nutrients for young and immature orchards, UC Cooperative Extension is offering workshops in Modesto, Merced, Fresno and Bakersfield. Growers are invited to discu... more »

Farmland for solar sites a concern in land-use bill

Roughly half of California’s 30 million acres of farmland is protected from development by the California Land Conservation Act of 1965. Proposed state legislation to modify California’s longst... more »

Jerry Dowdy of Georgia’s Atwell Pecan dies

Jerry David Dowdy, owner of Atwell Pecan Co. in Wrens, Georgia, has died. He was 77. Dowdy, who died April 12, was born in 1947 in Glennville, Georgia. A former chairman of the National Pecan Sh... more »

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