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Netafim Drops Two Central Valley Irrigation Dealers After Jain Deal

Netafim Drops Two Central Valley Irrigation Dealers After Jain Deal

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Irrigation manufacturer Netafim USA announced today that two California companies – Patterson-based Irrigation Design and Construction, Inc. (IDC) and Fresno-based Agri-Valley Inc. (AVI) – will no longer be recognized as authorized distributors of Netafim’s leading product portfolio. The decision to revoke IDC

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Farm and Kids – Every 3 Days a Child Dies in Ag-Related Accident

Farm and Kids – Every 3 Days a Child Dies in Ag-Related Accident

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida 🕔Apr 24, 2017

There are approximately two million farms in the U.S. There are also approximately 900,000 kids who live on farms, and more than half (51%) work on the farms where they live. Farms annually hire an additional 265,000 youth workers.  Farms,

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California Almonds: Heavy Drop In Places – Good News Or Bad News? – AgFax

California Almonds: Heavy Drop In Places – Good News Or Bad News? – AgFax

👤by Owen Taylor 🕔Apr 23, 2017

A heavy drop has become apparent in certain varieties after stormy weather in the last week.

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California Nuts: Annual Nickels Field Day Set For May 10, Arbuckle

California Nuts: Annual Nickels Field Day Set For May 10, Arbuckle

👤From a press release 🕔Apr 23, 2017

The 2017 Nickels Soil Lab Field Day is set for Wednesday, May 10, and will cover a wide range of both walnut and almond topics. The lab is located on Green Bay Road at Arbuckle. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.,

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California: Noted UC Entomologist Larry Godfrey Dies

California: Noted UC Entomologist Larry Godfrey Dies

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California 🕔Apr 22, 2017

Larry Godfrey, University of California Cooperative Extension entomologist and a 26-year member of the UC Davis faculty, died of cancer on April 18. He was 60. Godfrey was widely known for his research on applied insect ecology and integrated pest

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AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending; First New U.S. Fertilizer Plant in 25 Years; and more.

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California Almonds: When to Apply the 1st Irrigation?

California Almonds: When to Apply the 1st Irrigation?

👤By Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In the last almond newsletter, I wrote an article on first irrigation timing. Since then, I talked to Allan Fulton, UCCE Water Resources Advisor in the northern Sacramento Valley, and learned that he uses only 50% of actual rainfall as

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California Almonds: Management Considerations for Spring and Early Summer

California Almonds: Management Considerations for Spring and Early Summer

👤By Katherine Pope, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

APRIL Monitor for signs of Alternaria through June, looking on exposed leaves for large, brown spots which then turn black, watching the most susceptible varieties (Carmel, Sonora, Monterey, Winters and Butte). You can also use the Disease Severity Value model

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California Almonds: Dealing with Nutrient Deficiencies in a Wet Spring

California Almonds: Dealing with Nutrient Deficiencies in a Wet Spring

👤By Joseph Connell, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese nutrient deficiency symptoms are more prevalent where soils are wet, cold, and saturated. Reduced root activity and nutrient uptake can produce pale leaf color or interveinal chlorosis (pale or yellowing between the veins in the

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Rose on Cotton: Crop Worth Less in the Future? Time to Get Some Protection Now.

Rose on Cotton: Crop Worth Less in the Future? Time to Get Some Protection Now.

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Apr 21, 2017

The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower. I was wrong.   Despite the impending First Notice Day,

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