California Almonds: Early Irrigation – When To Start The Pumps?

🕔Jan 23, 2019One of the motivations for making good water management decisions early in the growing season is to reduce risk of root and crown diseases that can eventually kill almond, walnut, […]

California: North Coast Pear Research Meeting, Ukiah, Feb. 5

🕔Jan 23, 2019The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites growers and others involved in the North Coast pear industry to attend the 2019 North Coast Pear Research Meeting to be held […]

Ag Economy: Trade Uncertainty, Rising Debt Major Factors for 2019 Outlook – CoBank

🕔Jan 23, 2019The U.S. economy is still performing well by most key measures. However, consumers, investors, companies and other market participants have become more wary about the near-term future with seemingly good […]

California Almonds: 3 Items On Sac Valley’s Check List For February

🕔Jan 23, 2019In February… #1. Protect flowers with fungicides during bloom. See this article on disease control considerations at bloom. #2. Consider honeybee health and safety for any disease control measures taken […]

Georgia Pecans: Time to Look for Ambrosia Beetles

🕔Jan 23, 2019This is our first insect update for this year. It is about that time when we need to be reminded about ambrosia beetles. Why should you be concerned about these […]

U.S. Government Shutdown – Congress, President Need to Feel this Pain – Commentary

🕔Jan 23, 2019As we write this column, the US is going into the 23rd day of the partial shutdown of the federal government. When we discussed the shutdown in the previous column, […]

EU Ag Reluctant on Trade Deal Worth $672Bln to U.S. – DTN

🕔Jan 22, 2019Representatives for European agriculture insist Europe will be open to more agricultural products from the U.S. even as the European Union has omitted agriculture from its priority items in negotiating […]

USDA – 9,700 FSA Employees Recalled to Work on Specific Items – Still No Paycheck

🕔Jan 22, 2019USDA has temporarily recalled all of the more than 9,700 Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees to keep offices open from 8 am to 4:30 pm weekdays beginning January 24.  President […]

Citrus Greening: Scent-Detecting Dogs Help Early Detection – Video

🕔Jan 21, 2019For decades, humans have relied on dogs to detect explosives, illegal drugs, lost people and wildlife. More recently, they have been used to detect pests such as termites, bedbugs and […]

Farm Business: Minding Your Balance Sheet and Your Working Capital

🕔Jan 21, 2019If it isn’t already on your New Years’ Resolution list, improving your financial reporting and improving your understanding of your balance sheet should be on that list.  Navigating the challenging […]

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