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CDFA Teams with UC Davis to Provide Additional Smoke Testing

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AgNet West  –

The University of California, Davis and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) are teaming up to provide more smoke testing options for agriculture.  The overwhelming number of wildfires in 2020 has created exceptionally smoky conditions.  The issue has been particularly challenging for the wine grape industry. The increased demand for smoke testing on wine grapes and wine has put excessive pressure on laboratory testing capacity. CDFA and UC Davis will be providing additional assistance to address the need for more testing from commercial labs.