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Research Reveals a New Direction for Halting the Citrus Greening Epidemic

Ithaca, New York, (April 2, 2018) – New clues to how the bacteria associated with citrus greening infect the only insect that carries them could lead to a way to block the microbes’ spread from tree to tree, according to a study in Infection and Immunity by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) scientists. Citrus greening, also known as …

New Early ‘Gumdrop’ Pistachio Variety is Finally Here

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor What if you could have a pistachio variety that you could harvest earlier to reduce the chances of having Navel Orangeworm damage and concern for Aflatoxin levels?  Well, the new early ‘Gumdrop’ pistachio is here.  At the Annual American Pistachio Growers Conference, Bob Klein from the Pistachio Research Board talked about this new variety …

Start off your Orchard Right with Minimal Weed Issues

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor With all the new tree nut orchards being planted in California, it’s important to remember that weed management is a priority, and it starts even before the planting process. Watch this brief interview with UCCE Farm Advisor Kurt Hembree as he explains, and read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Enjoy our Ag video …

White Wine Grape Varieties Impacted by Freeze in CA

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! The recent early Spring freeze hit various Ag commodities all over the state, and the extent of the damage so far is unknown. Fortunately, most vineyards were still dormant at the time; however, some early white wine grapes, such as Chardonnay, had begun budbreak when the freeze hit. Watch this interview with Temecula grower …

Almond Board Announces “In the Orchard” Workshops

Modesto, Calif., (March 22, 2018) – In the next month, Almond Board of CA will host four “In the Orchard” workshops featuring Irrigation and Nitrogen Budgeting and Compliance. Hosted by the Almond Board of California, in conjunction with local irrigation companies, these workshops will provide an update on the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, a demo of automated and optimized irrigation infrastructure, …

Roof Rats Unnerve Farm Workers, Damage Orchard Crops

Davis, Calif., (March 22, 2018) – Monitor for rodent activity and use bait stations before the growing season to prevent problems, UC ANR scientists recommend. Roof rats are running rampant in California orchards this year, according to UC Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists. “In pistachio and other nut orchards, roof rats are burrowing and nesting in the ground where they’re …

The Road to the California FMMO Reopens – Come Hear Details At WUD’s Convention!

Modesto, Calif., (March 20, 2018) – Big news this week: the judicial officer who was tasked with reviewing the entire California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) hearing record ratified it. This officially clears the way for USDA to release the final decision for a California FMMO. USDA did not mention how long it would take to release the final decision …

The Future is a Return to Farm Bureau’s Mission

Santa Rosa, Calif., (March 19, 2018) – In Sonoma County, our rich agriculture heritage is continually under attack from community members and elected officials who do not understand farming. There has never been more of a need for strong advocacy, education and communication on behalf of farmers. Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s board understands this and is making changes at Farm …

Tristan Benson Joins Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors

Santa Rosa, Calif., (March 15, 2018) – Tristan Benson has joined the Board of Directors for Sonoma County Farm Bureau. Benson, 34, joins the board as the chair of the Sonoma-Marin Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R), a committee of Sonoma County Farm Bureau for active agriculturists between the ages of 18 and 35 who are involved in production, banking, business, …

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