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Scientists map areas prime for spotted lanternfly invasion 

A map identifying the areas suitable for establishment of the spotted lanternfly in the United States and other countries has been published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by USDA Agricultural

Japan-U.S. agriculture agreement ‘could help US catch up to global competitors’

Farmers, ranchers and many others involved in U.S. agriculture are welcoming an announcement of a mini-trade deal between the United States and Japan, a long-time, steady customer of U.S. ag products.

University of California Extension adds staff members

Eight academics joined the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension advisors, specialists and an academic coordinator over the last few months. The new academics are: Kamyar Aram UCCE specialty crops advisor

Gavel passes to new USApple board chair

The U.S. Apple Association has named a new chair to lead its board of directors.  Jeff Colombini, a third-generation California grower and tree fruit business owner, will serve the 2019-20 term. Colo

Alternatives to chlorpyrifos work group formed in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food and Agriculture today announced Aug. 14 the members of a new, cross-sector working group created to identify, evalua

APHIS provides an update on spotted lanternfly activities

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides this update of spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula, SLF) locations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Thi

Support package for farmers includes some specialty crops

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work

Day retires as UC tree crops advisor, director in Tulare County

After providing 34 years of service to the California tree crop industry, UC Cooperative Extension advisor and director in Tulare County Kevin Day retired July 1. Day has deep roots in Tulare Count

USDA-ARS researches beneficial insects for stink bug control

Patricia Glynn Tillman, an Agricultural Research Service entomologist in Tifton, Georgia, is focused on finding natural ways to control stink bugs in a region where the invasive brown marmorated sti

Maximizing use of water stored in soil could result in grower savings

As California faces more frequent and severe droughts, agriculture, which relies on irrigation from surface water and groundwater, could become expensive and unsustainable. Researchers at the Universi

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