Organic food sales topped $50 billion in the United States in 2018. Statistics from the Organic Trade Association tell part of the story of this growing market: Fruits, vegetables and other specialty ... more »
The allium leafminer, an herbivore pest, was first reported in European countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Poland and the Mediterranean Basin in 1976 and now is widespread in Europe.
This invasive ... more »
For the better part of a decade, there has been some version in the market of a bug vacuum for use against lygus in California strawberries. Within five years of its commercial availability, about 90%... more »
Growers need not wait on the government for timely guidance to food safety questions or concerns.
That’s what industry veteran Victor Smith sees as one of the biggest benefits of the Center for P... more »
Growers of the West continue to invest heavily in both organic production and food safety.
It’s not just individual growers. Membership group Western Growers recently made headlines not only for he... more »