California Walnuts: “Concerning” – Pacific Flatheaded Borer Activity

🕔Nov 19, 2018During late August 2018, a few walnut growers and PCAs reported the infestation of a pest which is almost unheard of before by walnut growers. The insect is called the […]

California: David Doll to Leave UC Extension

🕔Nov 9, 2018Recently, I have decided to take a position within farm development and leave my position within extension. This role will start in mid-November and will be responsible for developing a […]

California Walnuts: Autumn Weed Control Options

🕔Nov 7, 2018Implementing a herbicide strategy to control the weeds that have survived your summer control program, as well as the newly emerged winter weeds, is a task that exemplifies starting with […]

California Cotton: Pink Bollworm Eradicated After 50 Years

🕔Nov 6, 2018Leaders of the California cotton industry and governmental agencies this week will formally announce the eradication of the pink bollworm (PBW) moth. This comes after 50 years of effort and […]

Livestock: Methane Digesters – New Growth for Renewable Energy in Agriculture – DTN

🕔Nov 1, 2018Methane digesters are the new growth wave in renewable energy for agriculture.   The stick and the carrot are both at work here. As livestock operations work on ways to manage […]

Tree Nuts: China Imports Down – Almonds 15%; Walnuts 17%

🕔Oct 26, 2018Global almond production for 2018/19 is forecast 7 percent higher to a record 1.4 million metric tons (tons) shelled basis, driven primarily by record output in both the United States […]

Rice Stocks: California Rough Rice Down 72% from Last Year

🕔Oct 26, 2018California rough rice stocks in all positions on October 1, 2018, totaled 1.06 million hundredweight (cwt), down 72 percent from the total on October 1, 2017 of 3.86 million cwt. […]

California: Conference Will Focus On FARMER Funding For Equipment Replacements

🕔Oct 19, 2018An informational conference highlighting the new Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) program will be held next Monday, October 22, at 10 a.m. at Bruno’s Iron and Metal […]

California Cotton: Upcoming Tour Puts Designers, Textile Industry In Touch With The Crop

🕔Oct 19, 2018One of the nation’s few events offering the public an on-the-ground look at cotton production returns in October in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Growing in popularity over the past decade, […]

California Invests Over $100 Mln in Ag Conservation in 2018

🕔Oct 15, 2018California invested just over $100 million in a broad diversity of conservation contracts with farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners through the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the […]

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