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USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (March 14, 2017) – Temperatures warmed up last week between 10 and 20 degrees, with a drier pattern taking hold over much of the State. Rainfall was largely confined to the northern one third of the State, with generally light rains falling along the central/northern valley, central/northern coast, and snow into the central/northern Sierras on Monday through Wednesday. …

UC Davis Tops World Rankings in Veterinary Science – Ranks No. 2 in Agriculture and Forestry

Davis, Calif., (March 13, 2017) – The University of California, Davis, held onto its top spot in veterinary science in the latest QS World University Rankings released today (March 7). And for the fifth consecutive year, the campus is among the top-ranked universities in agriculture and forestry, taking second place in the ranking this year. First in veterinary science since …

Fresno County Department of Agriculture Crop Report for February 2017

Fresno, Calif., (March 9, 2017) – Across the County, plantings of barley, oats, triticale, wheat, and winter forage are all growing well due to an abundance of rain. Some fields have already started to develop seed heads. Herbicides and fertilizers were applied to fields between storms. Ground preparation was underway for rice fields in Firebaugh. Alfalfa broke dormancy but growth …

March IPM Breakfast Meetings Sutter-Yuba Counties

Yuba City, Calif., (March 9, 2017) – We will largely focus on orchards crops (but everything is on the table for discussion!). These meetings are open to all interested growers, consultants, PCAs/CCAs, and related industry. Planned topics for this meeting include managing spring diseases in a wet year and getting your pest monitoring program started for the season. Please contact …

Almond Alliance to Protect Unclaimed Ag Gas Tax

[wpdevart_youtube]TuHd0fyJHVI[/wpdevart_youtube] A significant amount of funding from unclaimed Ag gas tax has been unaccounted for, and the Almond Alliance of California is working with legislature to ensure that these funds are properly utilized for the benefit of the Agricultural community and repairing the state highway system. Watch this Pacific Nut Producer video interview with Kelly Covello for more information. Sponsored …

Trump Administration Impact on American Pistachio Trade

[wpdevart_youtube]Sq7LNvhkG-U[/wpdevart_youtube] The Trans-Pacific Partnership certainly had its pluses and minuses for Ag, but now with it gone, what does that mean for pistachio trade? Is President Trump going to negotiate a new trade agreement? Watch California Ag Network’s brief interview with Richard Matoian from American Pistachios as he explains the situation.

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (March 7, 2017) – A lot of variation in the weather across the State as a departing Pacific system exerted its influence onto the State. Monday, heavy rainfall across the southern quarter of the State, with areas along the immediate coast receiving up to two inches of rain. Heavier rainfall fell in the coastal mountains immediately inland of …

Uncovering the Hidden Life of Soil

  Davis, Calif., (March 6, 2017) – Kate Scow, a professor of soil science and soil microbial ecology at UC Davis, keeps plastic bags filled with soil on her desk. We are meeting in her office in Plant and the Environmental Sciences Building on campus, not out at Russell Ranch, where she’s the director of the university’s unique 300-acre research facility …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (March 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 so that they can resume planting winter grain and field crops. Lodging has occurred in mature wheat fields due …

Emergency Orchard Fungicide Applications Authorized by DPR

Read Official Document Here February 17, 2017 TO: County Agricultural Commissioners of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo, Yuba Counties SUBJECT: EMERGENCY APPLICATION OF FUNGICIDES TO ORCHARDS WITH STANDING WATER County Agricultural Commissioners have notified the Department of Pesticide Regulation that there is a need for emergency aerial applications of fungicides to orchards with standing water …

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