Vegetables http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en Agribiz: BASF announces MRLs for Sharpen herbicide http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-basf-announces-mrls-sharpen-herbicide <div class="node-body article-body"><p>BASF has announced the maximum residue limits (MRLs) established by the European Commission for Sharpen herbicide in the European Union.</p> <p>Growers of field peas, dry beans, and soybeans have an expanded tool for harvest aid and desiccation due to the newly established MRLs.</p> <p>The timing of this announcement means growers can incorporate Sharpen herbicide as a harvest aid or desiccant in the 2014 season.<strong> </strong>Sharpen herbicide provides leaf, pod, and stem desiccation for improved time management and harvest efficiency.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-basf-announces-mrls-sharpen-herbicide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/agribiz-basf-announces-mrls-sharpen-herbicide#comments Vegetables Herbicides Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:44:00 +0000 151291 at http://westernfarmpress.com Drugs, thugs, and bugs on the U.S.-Mexico border http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/drugs-thugs-and-bugs-us-mexico-border <div class="field-byline"> Lee Allen, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Discovering and diverting a pest from entering the U.S. at a U.S.-Mexico port of entry has a far-reaching effect across the entire country by people whose livelihood depends on growing, harvesting, packaging, distributing, and sale of the product, all the way down to consumers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/drugs-thugs-and-bugs-us-mexico-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/drugs-thugs-and-bugs-us-mexico-border#comments Vegetables Gold Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 151111 at http://westernfarmpress.com Nealta insecticide offers benefits for beneficial insects. http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nealta-insecticide-offers-benefits-beneficial-insects <div class="node-body video-body">New Nealta insecticide could have positive impact on mite control in a number of western crops, beneficial insects.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nealta-insecticide-offers-benefits-beneficial-insects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nealta-insecticide-offers-benefits-beneficial-insects#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 150451 at http://westernfarmpress.com Ag at Large: Growers support health message http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/ag-large-growers-support-health-message <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California and Arizona farmers who produce a bunch of different crops have joined with the American Cancer Society to promote better eating.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/ag-large-growers-support-health-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/ag-large-growers-support-health-message#comments Vegetables Tue, 24 Jun 2014 01:10:00 +0000 150121 at http://westernfarmpress.com Digital imagery speeds up insect identification for PCAs http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/digital-imagery-speeds-insect-identification-pcas <div class="node-body article-body">Digital imagery speeds up insect identification for PCAs, growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/digital-imagery-speeds-insect-identification-pcas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/digital-imagery-speeds-insect-identification-pcas#comments Vegetables Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:29:00 +0000 149941 at http://westernfarmpress.com A digital microscope allowed entomologist John Palumbo to see a lygus nymph up close for the first time. Photos: Digital technology delivers faster insect ID http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-digital-technology-delivers-faster-insect-id <div class="node-body gallery-body">New digital imagery - including Smartphones, SLR cameras, and hand-held microscopes - help pest control advisers and growers identify damaging insects faster and thereby apply timely applications of insecticides to reduce crop damage from the pest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-digital-technology-delivers-faster-insect-id" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-digital-technology-delivers-faster-insect-id#comments Vegetables Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:05:00 +0000 149931 at http://westernfarmpress.com Western Growers lauds Drought Relief Act passage http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/western-growers-lauds-drought-relief-act-passage <div class="node-body article-body">Western Growers commends Senate passage of Emergency Drought Relief Act passage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/western-growers-lauds-drought-relief-act-passage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/western-growers-lauds-drought-relief-act-passage#comments Vegetables Drought Tue, 27 May 2014 23:01:00 +0000 149341 at http://westernfarmpress.com San Luis Reservoir dam. California processing tomato tonnage climbs 17 percent http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/california-processing-tomato-tonnage-climbs-17-percent <div class="field-deck"> 14 million tons </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California tomato processors expect to sign grower contracts for 14.0 million tons of processing tomatoes this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/california-processing-tomato-tonnage-climbs-17-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/california-processing-tomato-tonnage-climbs-17-percent#comments Vegetables Tomatoes Tue, 27 May 2014 00:20:00 +0000 149301 at http://westernfarmpress.com Are leafy greens safer today? http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/are-leafy-greens-safer-today <div class="field-byline"> Ryan Talley, California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ryan Talley, chairman of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, believes leafy green vegetables are safer than ever.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/are-leafy-greens-safer-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/are-leafy-greens-safer-today#comments Vegetables Mon, 12 May 2014 11:44:00 +0000 148891 at http://westernfarmpress.com Iceberg lettuce is among the leafy green vegetables covered under the California Leafy Greens Agreement. ‘Waters of the US’ proposed rule published http://westernfarmpress.com/government/waters-us-proposed-rule-published <div class="field-byline"> National Cotton Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The EPA published the long-awaited proposed rule for defining the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/waters-us-proposed-rule-published" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/waters-us-proposed-rule-published#comments Cotton Government Grapes Irrigation Management Orchard Crops Rice Tree Nuts Vegetables Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:35:00 +0000 148551 at http://westernfarmpress.com