AG Watch

8/2/2011 AM Live Ag Report

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Mediterranean Fruit Fly | Almond Conference

California farmers are worried a pesky bug may create serious quarantine risks for ther crops.

They say the Mediterranean Fruit Fly is a serious threat to crops since the insect lays eggs in mature, market-ready fruits and vegetables.

Ag experts say contingency plans are needed to allow the production and sale of california fruits and vegitables so farmers can economically survive.

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Registration is now open for this year's Almond Conference in the North Valley. The conference is taking place December 6 through Decemeber 8 in Modesto at the Modesto Centre Plaza.

The theme for the 39th Annual Conference is "Growing Advantage" which is a reflection of the continued growth of the almond crop.

Symposiums will focus on scientific studies designed to keep almonds as the crop of choice and nut of choice.

Online:

https://conference.almondboard.com/

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