Miscellaneous http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6151/more en How dairy declines could impact other crops http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/how-dairy-declines-could-impact-other-crops <div class="node-body blog-body">The California dairy industry is declining under the weight of unprofitable and unsustainable milk prices</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/how-dairy-declines-could-impact-other-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/how-dairy-declines-could-impact-other-crops#comments Miscellaneous Business Farm Press Blog Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:48:00 +0000 168631 at http://westernfarmpress.com Mundschenk is new Arizona state veterinarian http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/mundschenk-new-arizona-state-veterinarian <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Peter Mundschenk has been promoted to Arizona&rsquo;s state veterinarian by Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA) Director Mark Killian.</p> <p>Mundschenk previously served as the acting state veterinarian, replacing Perry Durham who left ADA last year.</p> <p>As the state vet, Mundschenk is responsible for the prevention and tracking of animal diseases; many of which are a threat to public health through the food system and spreading through other close contact or vectors including mosquitoes and flies.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/mundschenk-new-arizona-state-veterinarian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/mundschenk-new-arizona-state-veterinarian#comments Miscellaneous Beef Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:19:00 +0000 168581 at http://westernfarmpress.com OxiPhos now registered in California http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/oxiphos-now-registered-california <div class="node-body article-body"><p>BioSafe Systems&rsquo; OxiPhos is now registered for use in California, the 41<sup>st</sup> state to gain registration for the product.</p> <p>OxiPhos controls and prevents pythium, phytophthora, and downy mildew as part of a preventative and curative program.</p> <p>OxiPhos is a systemic bactericide and fungicide made from a combination of phosphorous acid and activated peroxide. The activated peroxide helps the phosphorous acid active ingredient to have a broader effect on targeted organisms.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/oxiphos-now-registered-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/oxiphos-now-registered-california#comments Miscellaneous Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:58:00 +0000 168551 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agricultural hackathon seeks solutions for farmers http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/agricultural-hackathon-seeks-solutions-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">Agricultural hackathon will reward innovative app developers who can help farmers</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/agricultural-hackathon-seeks-solutions-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/agricultural-hackathon-seeks-solutions-farmers#comments Miscellaneous Technology Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:24:00 +0000 168491 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Developers will vye for a $7,500 first-place prize and other awards in a competition aimed at finding the next new app to boost on-farm efficiencies.</p> 2016 UC Davis Weed Day marks 60th anniversary http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/2016-uc-davis-weed-day-marks-60th-anniversary <div class="node-body gallery-body">UC Davis Weed Science Program marks 60th anniversary of its annual weed day</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/2016-uc-davis-weed-day-marks-60th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/2016-uc-davis-weed-day-marks-60th-anniversary#comments Miscellaneous Crops Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:18:00 +0000 168481 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Notable herbicide damage to a young walnut tree from a university study that purposefully exposes the trees to various rates of different herbicides.</p> EPA approves safe pesticidal IGI carbon dioxide for pest control fumigation http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/epa-approves-safe-pesticidal-igi-carbon-dioxide-pest-control-fumigation <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Inert Gas Injection, LLC (IGI) received final registration approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on June 9, 2016 for a pesticidal carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) for the fumigation and eradication of many pests in storage, transport, and containment-based structures.</p> <p>The product will be known as IGI Carbon Dioxide.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/epa-approves-safe-pesticidal-igi-carbon-dioxide-pest-control-fumigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/epa-approves-safe-pesticidal-igi-carbon-dioxide-pest-control-fumigation#comments Miscellaneous Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:36:00 +0000 168351 at http://westernfarmpress.com Purple ‘Bob Evans’ barn salutes the military, families http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/purple-bob-evans-barn-salutes-military-families <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="https://www.bobevans.com/" target="_blank" title="Bob Evans Farms">Bob Evans Farms</a>, Inc. has launched its &ldquo;<a href="http://www.ourfarmsalutes.com/" target="_blank" title="Our Farm Salutes">Our Farm Salutes</a>&rdquo; campaign, painting its iconic red barn purple to represent every branch in the U.S. military, and donating $200,000 plus thousands of meals to support the Gary Sinise Foundation&rsquo;s (GSF)&nbsp;<em>Serving Heroes</em>&nbsp;program.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/purple-bob-evans-barn-salutes-military-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/purple-bob-evans-barn-salutes-military-families#comments Miscellaneous Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:02:00 +0000 168321 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Photo: Bob Evans Farms</p> UA alumna Maria Andrade is World Food Prize laureate http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/ua-alumna-maria-andrade-world-food-prize-laureate <div class="field-byline"> Farm </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of the four recipients of the 2016 <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/">World Food Prize</a> is plant scientist Maria Andrade, a University of Arizona (UA) alumna whose research led to the introduction of nine drought-tolerant varieties of sweet potato for farmers in Mozambique.</p> <p>At the UA, Andrade studied agronomy and plant genetics, and graduated with Bachelor&rsquo;s and Master&rsquo;s degrees. She began breeding research with the orange-fleshed sweet potato in 1997 in drought-prone areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/ua-alumna-maria-andrade-world-food-prize-laureate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/ua-alumna-maria-andrade-world-food-prize-laureate#comments Miscellaneous Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:11:00 +0000 168281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Stockton Group, Syngenta sign agreements on biofungicide technology http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/stockton-group-syngenta-sign-agreements-biofungicide-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Stockton Group, a leader in innovative botanical based crop protection, has signed a major agreement with Syngenta as the exclusive global distributor of new biofungicide technology based on tea tree oil for the control of several diseases in ornamental crops.</p> <p>Stockton products will be sold globally under the Syngenta brand for botrytis and powdery mildew in ornamentals.</p> <p>Syngenta will market the new biofungicide technology in Europe, Latin America, Asia, North America, and Africa.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/stockton-group-syngenta-sign-agreements-biofungicide-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/stockton-group-syngenta-sign-agreements-biofungicide-technology#comments Miscellaneous Chemicals Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:39:00 +0000 168161 at http://westernfarmpress.com June Dairy Month honors more than just the cows http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/june-dairy-month-honors-more-just-cows <div class="node-body blog-body">A vibrant and sustainable dairy industry can go a long way towards sustaining entire agricultural economies</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/june-dairy-month-honors-more-just-cows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/june-dairy-month-honors-more-just-cows#comments Miscellaneous Crops Farm Press Blog Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:25:00 +0000 168071 at http://westernfarmpress.com