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April 7, 2016

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times provided a compelling portrait of the damage the polyphagous shot hole borer has caused on the University of California-Irvine (UCI) campus and highlights research being undertaken by Dr. Akif Eskalen. Read more.

April 7, 2016

The USDA recently announced double-digit growth in the number of organic operations in the U.S. — a 12 percent increase between 2014 and 2015 — and reported that an increasing number of consumers demonstrate interest in locally grown food. Read more about the study, as well as the resources available to growers interested in organic production.

April 4, 2016

On April 11, Dr. Bruce Babcock will deliver a talk entitled, “Three Studies on Crop Insurance, Climate Change, and Biofuels.” Babcock is the Cargill Endowed Chair of Energy Economics and Director of the Biobased Industry Center at Iowa State University.