California Alfalfa: Managing Blue Alfalfa Aphids Apr 8, 2020

🕔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 […]

California Cotton: 22% Acreage Drop Projected For 2020 Mar 31, 2020

🕔Mar 31, 2020
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 […]

California Almonds: Irrigation Scheduling – Deciding on a Crop Coefficient Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
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.

California: 6 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Various Events Mar 18, 2020

🕔Mar 18, 2020
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 […]

California’s Strict Air Quality Regulations Help Farmers Prosper, Study Finds Mar 18, 2020

🕔Mar 18, 2020
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 – […]

California Pistachios: Kern County Signaling Great Winter Rest Period Mar 17, 2020

🕔Mar 17, 2020
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. […]

***CANCELED*** California Cotton Revitalization Field Day, Dos Palos, March 26 Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
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 […]

California Almonds: Moving Past Bloom With Big To-Do Lists Mar 14, 2020

🕔Mar 14, 2020
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.

California Almonds: A Need for Winter Irrigation? Mar 6, 2020

🕔Mar 6, 2020
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 […]

California Almonds: When Should Hives be Released from Orchards? Mar 6, 2020

🕔Mar 6, 2020
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 […]

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