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California Rice: Pinnacle Rice Cooperative Launched

California Rice: Pinnacle Rice Cooperative Launched

👤From the Rice Advocate 🕔Jan 19, 2018

Pinnacle Rice Cooperative was successfully launched on January 16, 2018. Pinnacle’s goal is to increase member returns by providing liquidity, quality, and logistical support to the CA rice industry. Calrose Coop, a grower owned cooperative comprised of rice farmers throughout

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California: Tree Crops Take Major Hit From Thomas Fire

California: Tree Crops Take Major Hit From Thomas Fire

👤By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert - California Farm Bureau Federation 🕔Jan 4, 2018

As firefighters in Southern California worked to achieve full containment on the Thomas Fire, agricultural officials in Ventura County issued their first estimate of damage to crops and farm structures, reporting that losses will exceed $171 million, with more than

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California Law Requiring Cancer Warning on Glyphosate Label Challenged – DTN

California Law Requiring Cancer Warning on Glyphosate Label Challenged – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 4, 2018

Attorneys general in 11 states have joined agriculture groups in asking a district court to block a law in California that requires labels on products that may contain the herbicide glyphosate, known as Proposition 65.   On Dec. 27, 2017, a

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California Almonds: Gaining Full Value From Pre-emergent Herbicide Programs

California Almonds: Gaining Full Value From Pre-emergent Herbicide Programs

👤By David Doll, UC Pomology Farm Advisor, Merced County, California 🕔Jan 2, 2018

With the emergence of herbicide-resistant weed populations, several perennial nut crop spray programs incorporate the use of pre-emergent herbicides. The correct use of these types of products provide the ability to control weeds for an extended period – sometimes into

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California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings

California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings Updated

👤By Bob Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Dec 29, 2017

Tests continue using winter-applied kaolin clay or calcium carbonate-based materials to either reflect solar radiation or diffuse as a way to improve dormancy. Results from David Doll, UCCE Farm Advisor, Merced County, and Valley Orchard Management, showed a 200 to

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California Almonds – Quick, Fun Holiday Video in the Orchard

California Almonds – Quick, Fun Holiday Video in the Orchard

👤From the Almond Board of California 🕔Dec 28, 2017 Read Full Article
Calfornia: 45th Almond Conference Hits High Attendance Mark

Calfornia: 45th Almond Conference Hits High Attendance Mark

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 20, 2017

Over 3,900 people attended the Almond Board of California’s (ABC) 45th annual Almond Conference in Sacramento, California – the largest crowd ever. The major theme of this year’s conference, and the main topic of the State of the Industry address, was

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Almonds: Mandatory Pasteurization Program Celebrates a Decade

Almonds: Mandatory Pasteurization Program Celebrates a Decade Updated

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 20, 2017

A groundbreaking mandatory pasteurization program created by Almond Board of California (ABC) and its strategic partners has supported an enviable industry-wide food safety record over the last decade. Since the program’s launch, there have been zero outbreaks of foodborne illness

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California Almonds: Is Winter Irrigation Needed?

California Almonds: Is Winter Irrigation Needed?

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension Almond Specialist 🕔Dec 15, 2017

The reduced late fall rains have led to relatively dry conditions throughout the State. Within the San Joaquin Valley, limited amounts of rain have fallen, with recorded precipitation around one inch in Merced. The lack of rain has led to

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California Citrus: Major Breakthrough in Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllid

California Citrus: Major Breakthrough in Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllid

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

In a ground-breaking discovery encompassing six years of research, an international team of scientists led by UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal announced they’ve identified the sex pheromone of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), an insect that feeds on citrus and transmits

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