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UC Integrated Pest Management www.ipm.ucdavis.edu:
The IPM Program promotes the use of integrated, ecologically sound pest
management programs in California, and it has an excellent site, very practical
for growers and PCAs.
Technologies delivers knowledge-based management tools to the
New Zealand fresh food and packaging industries.
USDA-ARS Tree Fruit Research Laboratory www.tfrl.ars.usda.gov/:
Located in the heart of apple production in Washington State with postharvest
diseases information of apple, pears, and cherries, and more.
International Food Information Center
An array of information from this Center based in Washington, D.C. with
a nice section on food safety and nutrition information.
UC Vegetable Research & Information Center vric.ucdavis.edu:
Vegetable production guidelines and information related to California vegetable
production located at U.C. Davis.
UC Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu:
Extensive information related to California fruit and nut crop extension
located at U.C. Davis.
UC Food Science and Technology www-foodsci.ucdavis.edu:
Food Science links, events, and departmental information from U.C Davis.
Department of Environmental Horticulture, U.C. Davis envhort.ucdavis.edu/:
Davis horticulture information with an extensive amount of other links.
Texas A&M Horticulture aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/:
An excellent award winning site with a variety of information and very
North Carolina State University Postharvest Extension Programs www.bae.ncsu.edu/bae/programs/extension/:
Agricultural Engineering information with a number of publications available.
Institute of Food Technologists www.ift.org:
The society for food science and technology with a great deal of information.
Herbs Home Page hortweb.cas.psu.edu/vegcrops/herbs.html:
A nice resource for herb descriptions from the Department of Horticulture,
Pennsylvania State University.
Biotechnology Extension and Information Back
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Biotechnology Information Center http://www.nal.usda.gov/bic/:
BIC provides access to a variety of information services and publications
covering many aspects of agricultural biotechnology of the US Department
of Agriculture - ARS.
Agricultural Biotechnology ( BIO ) http://www.bio.com:
Comprehensive Internet site for information and services related to biotechnology
and pharmaceutical research, combining resources of the biotechnology companies,
biotechnology centers, research and academic institutions, industry suppliers,
government agencies, and non-profit special interest groups.
Information Systems for Biotechnology http://gophisb.biochem.vt.edu/:
Agbiotech Online with internet resources, monthly news report, databases,
software development , and workshops from the National Biological Impact
Federal and State Government Agencies Back
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United States Department of Agriculture http://www.usda.gov:
Government contacts, services, programs, and updates.
A variety of federal statistics
Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov:
A variety of information regarding food issues.
Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov:
A collection of E.P.A resources.
The National Agricultural Library http://www.nalusda.gov/:
Check out AgNIC, the Agriculture Network Information Center Webserver,
among other things.
Quality Standards-Fresh Fruit and Vegetables http://www.ams.usda.gov/standards/stanfrfv.htm:
Standards listed for each crop from the Agricultural Marketing Service.
California Department of Pesticide Registration http://www.cdpr.ca.gov:
Important pesticide updates and resources.
Food Safety Inspection Service http://www.usda.gov/agency/fsis/:
Information concerning the agency, its activities, and food safety issues.
Agricultural Commodity Identification Aid http://www.aphis.usda.gov/oa/commodities/cc.html:
Images of uncommon fruit...........test yourself!
Agricultural Marketing Service Home Page http://www.ams.usda.gov:
Market News, Food Purchases, Grading & Certification, Quality Standards,
Market Facilities, Market & Transportation Research, Shipper &
Exporter Assistance and more.
Foreign Agricultural Service http://www.fas.usda.gov:
World Market and Trade Circulars, National consultations for the World
Food Summit, Overseas Directory, and FAS Subject Listing.
California Dept. of Food and Agriculture Marketing Services Home Page
About the Division and how it fulfills its mission to promote California
food and agricultural products.
Production and Handling Issues Back
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Commissions, Boards, Organizations Back
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Tree Fruit, Berries, and Nut Crop Commissions and Organizations http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/info8.html:
Compiled and updated by the Fruit & Nut Research and Information Center,
California Tomato Commission http://www.tomato.org/:
Information for Tomato Growers and Shippers, and Professionals.
National Watermelon Promotion Board http://www.watermelon.org:
A non-profit organization established in 1989 by watermelon growers and
handlers to increase demand for watermelon through promotion, research
Independent Grocers Alliance http://www.igainc.com/:
"Your hometown proud supermarket" information.
Fresh Produce and Floral Council http://www.fpfc.org/:
Communication and promotion of fresh fruit, vegetables and floral products.
National Mushroom Council http://www.mushroomcouncil.com:
Retail Trade, Foodservice News, Shopper's Guide, Educator's Corner, and
California Cut Flower Commission http://www.flora-source.com/ccfc/:
A beautiful site of flower information.
Food Safety Back
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Institute of Food Science and Engineering http://ifse.tamu.edu/ifse/foodsafety.html:
Articles and press releases from the Institute of Food Science and Engineering
at Texas A&M University.
Environmental Working Group-Food Pesticides http://www.ewg.org/:
Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit environmental research organization
based in Washington, D.C. , with the goal to provide the public with new,
locally relevant information on environmental issues in their own states,
home towns and neighborhoods.
Food Safe Program http://foodsafe.ucdavis.edu/homepage.html:
A Food Safety Database, and more, from UC Davis.
National Food Safety Database http://www.foodsafety.org:
Search the database for information.
FDA Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits
and Vegetables http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/prodguid.html
International Postharvest Information Back
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Information Network on Postharvest Operations http://www.fao.org/inpho:
INPhO is a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations databank
project - accessible in Spanish, French, and English.