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Good News For Hedgerows: No Effects On Food Safety In The Field

Davis, Calif., (February 23, 2018) – Hedgerows enhance wildlife abundance and diversity around farmland without contributing to food safety problems in field crops, according to a new study published by a team of University of California researchers. The UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and UC Davis study documented that field edge plantings around farms are generally too narrow relative to …

New Hazard for Interplanted Prune Orchards

Sacramento, Calif., (February 22, 2018) – Interplanting existing prune orchards where established trees don’t fill their space is a long accepted practice to increase grower income while limiting costs compared to complete orchard removal and replanting. This is often done in older orchards either by interplanting down the existing tree row or changing the direction of the tree rows 45° …

Never Ending Drought – News from UCANR

Sacramento, Calif., (February 15, 2018) – Warm and sunny winter days are no cause for celebration among the farmers, ranchers and forest managers who rely on UC Agriculture and Natural Resources’ research-based information and expertise to make their work more profitable. Such is the feeling shared by UC Cooperative Extension advisor Dan Macon in his Foothill Agrarian blog. He began worrying more than a month ago …

Keeping Bees Safe During Bloom

Modesto, Calif., (February 12, 2018) – As bloom season arrives, growers, pesticide applicators and beekeepers are reminded to utilize spray application best practices for the protection of bees. Below are important reminders. Tips for beekeepers, growers and applicators: Constant communication between the beekeeper, grower and applicator is crucial in ensuring the safety of bees during pesticide applications. Regardless of routine …

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 …

Bees and Almonds: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship – From the Almond Board of California

Modesto, Calif., (February 8, 2018) – Almonds depend on bees and bees depend on almonds. In fact, the link between bees and almonds is so important that the relationships between almond growers and their beekeepers often go back years or even generations. Between February and March each year, almond tree buds burst into beautiful light pink and white blooms in …

Forage Crops Yield More Successful Almond Pollination

Forage Crops Yield More Successful Almond Pollination

THANKS TO THIS VIDEO’S SPONSOR As growers get into the 2018 almond growing season, they hope for a successful pollination period. According to Billy Synk from Project Apis m., almond growers can achieve better pollination when they plant a forage cover crop in the fall to trigger the bees into activity come spring. Watch this interview as Billy explains, and …

Get Ready for American Pistachio Growers 2018 Annual Conference

Special Thanks to this Video’s Sponsor! Save the date for the American Pistachio Industry 2018 Annual Conference to be held at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, in Palm Desert, CA on March 5-7. Watch this brief interview with Executive Director of APG Richard Matoian to learn more. Pacific Nut Producer Magazine is a proud sponsor of this event, …

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