3 percent of organic produce had illegal pesticide residue levels
About 3,500 different samples taken across the state
Produce tested from grocery stores, farmers markets and food distribution centers
2015 California processing tomato contracted production is forecast at 14.5 million tons - a record high - and 4 percent higher than last year.
Average processing tomato yields are about 49.5 tons per acre with total acreage at 293,000 acres.
To expect hundreds of thousands of acres of greenhouse farming to replace open farm ground is unreasonable, yet controlled environment production is a rapidly-growing niche market...
Dow AgroSciences (Dow) has received registrations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for Quintec fungicide use on tomato...