California Tomato Growers slate meeting at DoubleTree

The California Tomato Growers Association will hold its annual meeting Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 Ninth St., Modesto. The morning will feature talks on pest control, irrigation and other technical topics. Following lunch, the group will discuss the marketing outlook for processing tomatoes. More information is at 916-925-0225 or

Big Tree Organic Farms, an almond producer based in Turlock, will hold its second annual workshop on spring disease control Thursday. It will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 3001 Hotel Drive, just off Highway 99 at Monte Vista Avenue. Lunch is included. People planning to come should call Big Tree in advance, 669-3678, or send an e-mail to

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