California Alfalfa: Managing Blue Alfalfa Aphids Apr 8, 2020
“I’ll be back!” And, they are, with a vengeance! Just like the Terminator, those pesky blue alfalfa aphids are once again wreaking havoc in alfalfa fields, including those just breaking […]
Depressed cotton prices and a short water supply have weighed heavily on predicted cotton acreage in California this year as we start the 2020 planting season. As a result, California […]
Crop coefficients for almond have been studied for nearly 50 years. These values indicate the ratio of water use of almonds in comparison to fully irrigated grass.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six California counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]
Farmers in California’s Central Valley are not known for their love of government regulations, but those same growers have seen a boost in the productivity of their high-value crops – […]
I visited a trial located in the citrus belt in what I consider a “low-chill” area of Kern County (near the intersection of Highways 65 and 155) on March 13. […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: We have been informed that this event has been canceled due to concerns relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Farmers and other agriculture professionals interested in cotton are invited […]
With a stretch of dry, warm weather, growers are irrigating widely and applying fertilizer. Concerns linger about how pest pressure might shape up, with prospects for earlier movement of key insects like navel orangeworms.
Since mid-January the lack of rainfall has become top of mind, and we have an updated precipitation picture as of late February 2020. Monitoring and responding to dry conditions: DWR […]
Every year in California’s Central Valley, during January and February, the world’s greatest pollination event takes place. More than two million hives from around the U.S. are loaded on flatbeds […]