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Asian Giant Hornet Research Part of Recently Announced USDA Funding
Asian Giant Hornet Research Part of Recently Announced USDA Funding
On Tuesday, the USDA announced it was allocating more than $70 million to support nearly 372 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program. According to USDA, the effort is to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation; to safeguard the nursery production system; and to respond to plant pest emergencies. Univ
Cool Weather, Western X Held Back Washington’s Apricot Crop
Cool Weather, Western X Held Back Washington’s Apricot Crop
As harvest continues for some varieties of peaches and nectarines, 2021 has proven to be a good year for the Washington stone fruit industry. However, one area that has struggled a bit is Washington apricots. B.J. Thurlby President of the Washington State Tree Fruit Commission said they expect harvest this year to be a bit short of expectations, around 3,000 tons ...
Plum Pox Virus Decision Not An Easy One
Last week we told you the USDA declared the plum pox virus eradicated in the United States, which is great news for the stone fruit industry.  USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach says the virus was first detected in 1999, and declaring it eradicated was not a hasty decision.   ...

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