Property Taxes Rising: Up 21.3% in 2017 Compared to 2012 – DTN

🕔Apr 17, 2019The big fight in the Nebraska Legislature this year is over plans to reduce property taxes, which has the state’s farm lobbies pushing lawmakers hard for some relief. Numbers taken […]

California Tomatoes: Beet Curly Top Update – Some “Positives,” Weather Delays

🕔Apr 15, 2019The Beet Curly Top Virus Control Program (BCTVCP) began treatment on April 10 in the Kettleman Hills area. Field conditions became too windy, so crews headed north to the Big […]

AgFax Tree Crops: Almonds – Plenty Of Wind, How Much Loss?

🕔Apr 13, 2019Winds during the week blew over or damaged trees in parts of our coverage area. The wind also knocked off nuts to varying degrees (see photo in this week’s Also Of […]

Almond Board Makes Major Commitment To NOW Sterile-Release Research

🕔Apr 13, 2019The Almond Board of California (ABC) recently approved funding of $1 million dollars of a Navel Orangeworm Sterile Insect Technique research project. This is the single largest production research project […]

California: Walnut Blight: Dealing With Resistance — It’s Complicated

🕔Apr 12, 2019Walnut Blight Disease Cycle Walnut blight is caused by the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas arboricola pv. juglandis (Xaj). This devastating bacterium can overwinter in between scales of healthy buds, “waiting” to […]

California: Managed Flooding — Could It Restore Aquifers?

🕔Apr 10, 2019In California, the amount of water exiting aquifers under the state’s most productive farming region far surpasses the amount of water trickling back in. That rampant overdraft has caused land […]

Midwest Disaster Aid: $3Bln is ‘Baloney’ says Ag Comm. Chair – DTN

🕔Apr 10, 2019House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson said Tuesday he sees the need to help farmers with losses in grain bins from Midwest floods. But he said the notion $3 billion […]

AgFax Tree Crops: Almond Fungicide Decisions Still On The Table

🕔Apr 5, 2019Fungicide decisions are a point of focus. Disease concerns have heightened a bit now that wet conditions continue and warmer temperatures are seeping into almond country.

Almond Irrigation And Nutrient Workshops Set For 4 Locations

🕔Apr 5, 2019A series of irrigation and nutrient management workshops have been scheduled this month as part of the California Almond Sustainability Program. Locations on the schedule: Oakdale, Wednesday, April 10, 8:45 […]

California Pistachios: Nitrogen In 2019 — Enough But Not Too Much

🕔Mar 31, 2019Pistachio growers are stepping up to the plate to be the best stewards of nitrogen usage as possible – hence, avoiding heavy nitrogen applications before fruit set. Remember that early […]

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