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USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 28, 2017) – Another wet week, with temperatures staying steady. Widespread freezes were reported Thursday through Saturday across the State. Rainfall followed a similar pattern Monday through Wednesday, with the heaviest rains falling in the northwestern mountains, and the northern and central Sierra foothills. Four to five inches of rain fell in these places, with two to …

CA Suffers Emergency Drought & Flood Conditions Simultaneously

[wpdevart_youtube]4ZWbY16FOlA[/wpdevart_youtube] For the first time in recorded history, California is suffering from both an emergency state of drought and flood simultaneously. Watch this video interview with California Ag Network and Aubrey Bettencourt from the California Water Alliance as she describes the current water crisis at hand.

Introducing New Madera County UC Orchard Systems Advisor

[wpdevart_youtube]4rlsER1qhgY[/wpdevart_youtube] Madera & Merced Counties have a new UC Cooperative Extension orchard systems farm advisor on the block. We are happy to introduce Phoebe Gordon to the nut & tree fruit industry here. Check out her brief introductory video, and be sure to get in touch with her at the Madera extension office.

Fighting a citrus killer – from the University of California

  Riverside, Calif., (February 24, 2017) – A team of scientists, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, has received a five-year, $5.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight a disease that is devastating the citrus industry. The team, led by Caroline Roper, an associate professor of plant pathology, will design and identify bactericides, …

CDFA Announces Vacancy On The Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee

Sacramento, Calif., (February 23, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing a vacancy on the Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to vertebrate pest control research. The term of office for a committee member is unlimited. Members receive no compensation, …

Farmers Monitor Storms’ Impact On Crops, Water Supplies

Sacramento, Calif., (February 23, 2017) – Strong storms during the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend flooded farm fields, caused several dairy farms to relocate their animals and brought other impacts on California farms and ranches. The storms also added more water to an already overtaxed system, and led to renewed calls to modernize the system. “In the long term, the surge …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report for Week Ending February 19, 2017

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 22, 2017) – Another warm and wet week across the State as a strong Pacific system moved inland. The system brought rain to most of the State, with mountains receiving snow. Temperatures cooled through Friday, before rising slightly over the weekend. Dry weather ruled the State on Monday and Tuesday with the exception of some light sprinkles …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (February 17, 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 …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 14, 2017) – Another wet week across the State. Most days received widespread precipitation across a large portion of the State. Last week, the heaviest rains fell on the windward and southern slopes of the central/northern Sierras and northern mountains. Blue Canyon reported the largest precipitation of 14.16 inches. The northwestern mountains received four to six inches …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (February 10, 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 …

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