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Fresno County Department of Agriculture Crop Report

Fresno, Calif., (February 8, 2017) – Heavy rains continued in January promoting vigorous growth in barley, triticale, wheat and winter forage. Fields have been fertilized, and herbicides applied. Dry-land barley have been planted and showing good growth. The rains have put much of the fieldwork on hold, waiting for drier conditions. Between storms, growers reshaped beds, and added soil amendments …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (February 3, 2017) – Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner released the current status today of Major crops in the most valued county in the California Ag portfolio. They report that Growers continue to wait for fields to dry out sufficiently that they can resume planting winter grain and field crops. The planted grains and field crops continue to mature …

Winter Management of Pocket Gophers on the Farm

Winter is one of the best times to control your pocket gopher populations in the field. Watch this video as Mike Konda from the Fresno County Ag Department shares a few tips on managing them in the vineyard or orchard, and subscribe to the California Ag Network You Tube Channel to learn more about pest management on the farm.

Controlling Ground Squirrels in the Vineyard

Ground Squirrels can be a real pest on the farm, damaging plant roots, chewing through drip line, and their tunnels can be a safety hazard for farm workers. At the San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium, Mike Konda from the Fresno County Ag Department provided some valuable tips. Watch his brief interview here and read more in American Vineyard Magazine.

Full statistics now available for crop year 2015

Sacramento, Calif., (February 2, 2017) – In 2015 California’s farms and ranches received approximately $47 billion for their output. This represents a decrease of nearly 17 percent compared to 2014. California remains the leading US state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s …

Join SCW’s Karissa Kruse at Upcoming Tailgate Talks

Santa Rosa, Calif., (January 31, 2017) – Starting in March, SCW President Karissa Kruse is hosting a series of Tailgate Talks throughout Sonoma County in partnership with our AVA’s. This is a chance to hear an update on our marketing efforts, sustainability initiative, grower education and have a casual conversation with Karissa and your AVA leaders about any issues or thoughts …

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