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2011-12-01 13:42:44

A new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology shows that radiation can be used to effectively sterilize the light brown apple moth (LBAM), an insect pest found in Australia, New Zealand, California, Hawaii, Sweden, and the British Isles. The light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker), feeds on apples, pears, stonefruits, citrus, grapes, berries and many other plants. A native of Australia, it has been found in California since 2007. The California Department of Food...

2011-04-01 10:00:00

Applications will be accepted through April 22, 2011 DAVIS, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering assistance to California farmers to combat the European Grapevine Moth (EGVM). In this second year of the program, NRCS is offering Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tools to prevent isolated pest finds from becoming a widespread infestation. Eligible farmers are those located within 500 meters of a...

2010-08-24 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As more than 500 million Iowa-produced eggs are being recalled nationally, California-produced eggs have been free of Salmonella enteritidis for more than ten years and experts point to the state's California Egg Quality Assurance Program (CEQAP) as the primary reason. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100824/SF54129LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100824/SF54129LOGO) "This is the country's most stringent quality...

2010-06-09 12:30:00

Applications will be accepted through June 23 DAVIS, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering voluntary, environmentally-friendly control options to California farmers near confirmed trappings of the foreign pest, European Grapevine Moth (EGVM). So far EGVM has been found in Fresno, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. One million dollars has been set aside by NRCS to assist grape...

2008-09-08 21:00:20

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News reports over the weekend of the Mexican Government voluntarily suspending shipments of beef and poultry to the United States again raise concerns about the food safety dangers of Prop. 2, 'Standards for Confining Farm Animals. Initiative Statute.' As reported by the Associated Press (http://tinyurl.com/5hhmv2), the United States Department of Agriculture on Friday announced Mexico's voluntary suspension of processed beef and poultry into...

2008-08-11 21:00:38

A model consumer food safety program has completed more than 500 inspections in its first year thanks to the California Leafy Greens Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA). In 2007 California farmers came together to raise the bar for food safety. As a result the LGMA was formed as members work collaboratively to protect public health by reducing potential sources of contamination in California-grown leafy greens. There have been no confirmed major incidents since the creation of the LGMA,...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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