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UC Launches Drought Video Series Feb. 2

Oakland, Calif., (February 8, 2018) – Because periodic droughts will always be a part of life in California, the UC California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) produced a series of videos to maintain drought awareness and planning, even in years when water is more abundant. The first of the three videos premieres Feb. 2 on the UCTV Sustainable California channel. Subsequent videos will …

CA Citrus Clonal Protection Program Plays a Key Role in Fighting HLB

As the CA citrus industry works to fight the HLB disease carrying Asian Citrus Psyllid from destroying the industry, the California Citrus Clonal Protection Program is playing a key role in preparing the industry for battle. Watch this interview with Georgios Vidalakis, Director of the program as he explains. Read more in California Fresh Fruit Magazine.

CA Citrus Clonal Protection Program Plays a Key Role in Fighting HLB

CA Citrus Clonal Protection Program Plays a Key Role in Fighting HLB

As the CA citrus industry works to fight the HLB disease carrying Asian Citrus Psyllid from destroying the industry, the California Citrus Clonal Protection Program is playing a key role in preparing the industry for battle. Watch this interview with Georgios Vidalakis, Director of the program as he explains. Read more in California Fresh Fruit Magazine.

Microbial Community in Citrus is key to HLB Early Detection Technology

The bacterial causing agent of Huanglongbing (HLB), the deadly citrus greening disease threatening CA citrus production, is known as Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). Researchers looking into the change in the microbial community of a citrus tree when CLas takes over can help the industry develop effective early detection technology for HLB when it hits the orchard, according to plant pathologist …

CA Citrus Mutual Works Aggressively to Protect Growers in the Industry

CA Citrus Mutual Works Aggressively to Protect Growers in the Industry

With concerns over water rights and increasing regulations, growers’ voices need to be heard in Sacramento and Washington DC, and the California Citrus Mutual has an aggressive agenda this year to support the citrus industry. Watch this brief interview with Joel Nelsen to learn more and read about it in California Fresh Fruit Magazine.

CA Citrus Mutual Works Aggressively to Protect Growers in the Industry

CA Citrus Mutual Works Aggressively to Protect Growers in the Industry

With concerns over water rights and increasing regulations, growers’ voices need to be heard in Sacramento and Washington DC, and the California Citrus Mutual has an aggressive agenda this year to support the citrus industry. Watch this brief interview with Joel Nelsen to learn more and read about it in California Fresh Fruit Magazine.

Fresh Citrus at Risk From Devastating Disease

Davis, Calif., (December 15, 2017) – For the first time in 70 years, California has surpassed Florida in citrus production. Florida groves have been decimated by a disease called huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening disease, that threatens citrus production in California, too. “HLB is not just bad for farmers and the economy,” said Professor Carolyn Slupsky, a biochemist and nutritionist …

Visit Mountain Mandrin Orchards for Tasty Treats

Penryn, Calif., (November 30, 2017) – Nestled in the rolling foothills of Placer County, just northeast of Sacramento, are more than 35 beautiful small family farms growing mandarin oranges. The warm days and cool nights in Penryn, Newcastle, Loomis, Lincoln and Auburn make this area a perfect place to grow sweet, juicy, seedless mandarins. Welsh settlers in the town of …

California Citrus Nursery Society 2017 Annual Meeting Rec

Temecula, Calif., (November 29, 2017) – The 2017 California Citrus Nursery Society (CCNS) annual meeting was held at the Embassy Suites in Temecula, CA on November 2, 2017. CRB Associate Research Scientist, Dr. Mojtaba Mohammadi and CRB Director of Communications, Carolina Evangelo attended the meeting which was led by CCNS Executive Director, Tom Delfino. The meeting featured talks from the …

How Farms can Donate Fresh Food for Tax Deductions

Charitable Contributions for Farmers It is common for businesses to receive tax deductions for cash donations, but did you know that the agriculture community can donate fresh foods for a similar benefit? California farmers and agriculture businesses have the opportunity to donate fresh fruits and vegetables in return for some pretty hefty tax breaks. How much is the deduction?  In …

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