A pair of researchers from University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are partnering with a Washington company to develop...


Monday, June 20


 
  University of Idaho researchers aiding in development of solar-powered weeding robot

A pair of researchers from University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are partnering with a Washington company to develop a solar-powered robot that will rove autonomously through farm fields and eradicate weeds.



 
 
  Project to look at farming system approaches to coffee leaf rust disease

The Organic Farming Research Foundation and the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research have announced the first award for the 2021/22 OFRF organic research grant cycle. Colehour Bondera of Kanalani Ohana Farm was awarded $19,900 to research organic farming systems options for controlling Coffee Leaf Rust (CLR) on five organic farms in Kona, Hawaii.



 
 
 
  OFRF’s Thelma Vélez speaks at hearing on agricultural resiliency, climate research

Organic Farming Research Foundation Research & Education Program Manager Thelma Vélez, Ph.D., testified before the full House Agriculture Committee hearing on “The Role of Climate Research in Supporting Agricultural Resiliency” on June 15.



 
 
  Conservation Technology Information Center opens registration for tour

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) will be celebrating its 40th anniversary and hosting its 15th annual Conservation in Action Tour in St. Louis, Missouri. The tour will be hosted from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13.



 
 
 
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  American Farmland Trust names new deputy policy director

American Farmland Trust has named Andrew Bahrenburg as its new deputy policy director, where he will play a critical role in preparing an organizational strategy to advance transformational agricultural policy at the state and federal level, including through the 2023 Farm Bill.



 
 
  UGA horticulture professor receives Georgia Organics 2022 Land Steward Award

For nearly three decades, Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez has been contributing to the field of sustainable vegetable production, focusing on organic agriculture as a professor in the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture. This month, Georgia Organics is recognizing his work with the 2022 Land Steward Award.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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