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Hay Demand – Saudi Arabia Exerting Influence On U.S. Demand, Pricing

Hay Demand – Saudi Arabia Exerting Influence On U.S. Demand, Pricing

👤By Daniel Putnam, Bill Matthews, and Daniel Sumner, University of California 🕔Mar 24, 2017

As if one more example of our interconnected world was needed –  the depletion of an aquifer 8,000 miles away is likely to impact on alfalfa growers in Seeley, CA or Pasco, Washington.  Seeley and Pasco (the Imperial Valley of

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California: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

California: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 23, 2017

In response to a request from Jacqueline Johnson, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 10 counties in California as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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California Wheat: Is It Too Late to Topdress Fall-Planted Fields with Nitrogen?

California Wheat: Is It Too Late to Topdress Fall-Planted Fields with Nitrogen?

👤From University of California Extension 🕔Mar 23, 2017

We have received several recent inquiries following on our blog post from late January that discussed the potential value of a nitrogen (N) topdress at the tillering-to-jointing stages of wheat growth. This is particularly an issue with the higher than

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California Almonds: Pests to Be Watching for Right Now

California Almonds: Pests to Be Watching for Right Now

👤By Jhalendra Rijal, University of California 🕔Mar 23, 2017

This year has been a challenging year to conduct any winter cultural practices due to constant rainstorms and flood situations. These are the pests currently active in orchards.

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California: NOW Monitoring and Mating Disruption Meeting, Escalon, March 22

California: NOW Monitoring and Mating Disruption Meeting, Escalon, March 22

👤By Jhalendra P Rijal, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The University of California will be hosting a short pest management meeting on Wednesday morning, March 22, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in Escalon. The meeting will discuss monitoring and management techniques for navel orangeworm with an emphasis on

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California Tree Crops: Flooded Orchards – What to Do and Available Resources

California Tree Crops: Flooded Orchards – What to Do and Available Resources

👤From University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 20, 2017

In our counties, there are two main issues that are related to the 2017 storms: Orchards outside the levees along the rivers that are or have been flooded from river seepage due to high river flows and/or overflowing ditches/canals. Orchards

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California Almonds: Leaffooted Bug Aggregations Have Begun to Disperse

California Almonds: Leaffooted Bug Aggregations Have Begun to Disperse

👤By Kris Tollerup, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 13, 2017

Winter temperatures this 2016 / 2017 season were not cold enough to have any negative impact on overwintering populations of leaffooted bug. Temperatures have now warmed and we are seeing smaller aggregations and greater flight activity; the bugs have begun to disperse

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California: Imperial County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Drought

California: Imperial County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 7, 2017

In response to a request from Jacqueline Johnson, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Imperial County in California as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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California Almonds: Will Extra-Long Bloom Offset Poor Pollination Earlier? AgFax

California Almonds: Will Extra-Long Bloom Offset Poor Pollination Earlier? AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Mar 4, 2017

This year’s bloom has gone on longer than many people can remember. Will that help make up for the early bloom when bees couldn’t pollinate due to rain, cold and wind? Fingers are crossed.

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California Cotton: 2017 Sticky Cotton Summit, Freson, March 21

California Cotton: 2017 Sticky Cotton Summit, Freson, March 21

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 1, 2017

Prevention of sticky cotton in California’s San Joaquin Valley remains a concern, and it will be the focus at the 2017 California Sticky Cotton Summit on Tuesday, March 21. The conference will be held at the Vintage Room in the University Center on the Fresno

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