Legal & Regulatory

Michigan growers worry about labor

By |April 29th, 2014|

If nothing gets done to solve immigration issues this year, and, with it, assure a supply of domestic seasonal [...]

Paying for rest time

By |April 29th, 2014|

Paying a piece-rate equivalent for rest breaks helps keep workers productive and motivated, a labor specialist says.

New clothing material may better protect workers

By |April 29th, 2014|

Study looks at lightweight, Teflon-like material might have potential for protective clothing for pesticide applicators.

Prevention is best strategy

By |April 22nd, 2014|

Mites continue to develop resistance to new miticides.

New biofumigant registered

By |April 22nd, 2014|

A soil biofumigant developed for both conventional and organic farms offers a new tool in what is becoming an [...]

New herbicide — resistant crops

By |April 21st, 2014|

Both Dow Agrosciences and Monsanto Company expect to have new herbicide-resistant crops and new herbicides available in 2015.

Dow is [...]

DriftWatch grows

By |April 21st, 2014|

pecialty crops growers, especially those who grow grapes, will have new cause for concern in 2015 when new genetically modified field crops are expected to come to fields near their orchards and vineyards.

Are you the employer of choice?

By |April 7th, 2014|

Three apple producers look to mechanization to help deal with potential labor shortages.

Reducing food safety risks at every opportunity

By |April 3rd, 2014|

Research is assessing the food safety risks of tree fruit production practices.

Opal apple verified non-GMO

By |April 2nd, 2014|

FirstFruits heads off confusion with a GMO-apple that might be approved.