Cotton: Pink Bollworm is Gone After 100-Year Fight

🕔Oct 19, 2018U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that U.S. cotton is free — after more than 100 years — of the devastating pink bollworm. This pest has cost U.S. […]

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 […]

U.S. Rice Stories: Tell Yours – Win a College Scholarship, Deadline Oct. 31

🕔Oct 10, 2018Three minutes of innovative storytelling about U.S.-grown rice is all it takes to earn money for college! If you’re a high school graduating student from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, […]

California Walnuts: “Bot” Pruning – Fall Pruning May Be Safer

🕔Sep 24, 2018Often in August, black to dark brown lesions (the blight phase) of Botryosphaeria or Phomopsis(Bot) infections start appearing on the hull from earlier, latent (symptomless) infections of the nut. Botryosphaeria can also cause cankers which […]

Almond Growers Will Be Able To Tap Into Tariff Fund, With Limitations

🕔Sep 24, 2018Almond growers will be able to receive direct payments to help offset some of the damage incurred due to the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and Turkey. As announced last […]

Biofuel: Facing Challenges – Midwest, California, Mississippi – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2018Just a few blocks from the commotion and crowds at the Global Climate Action Summit, biofuel advocates gathered Thursday to champion more low-carbon fuel standards that could take the country’s […]

California Almonds: Securing Irrigation Tubing

🕔Sep 17, 2018While conducting surveys across Merced County, I have noticed diverse ways growers secure the ends of irrigation tubing. Many are attached using some type of stake made of wood or […]

California Almonds: Postharvest Nitrogen Management

🕔Sep 14, 2018Many operations often apply nitrogen postharvest. Application rates vary from orchard to orchard, but typically I hear applications between 30 and 50 lbs/acre. This nitrogen is used to rebuild the […]

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