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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 …

March Bee Forage Cover Crop Field Days

MARCH 7TH, 9TH & 15TH 9:00 -11:00 AM Come join us to learn about the benefits cover crops can provide for your orchard! This collaborative field day hosted by Project Apis m. and Kamprath Seeds will demonstrate how cover crops can improve soil health while improving the health and vitality of bees. Expert speakers from the grower and beekeeping community …

Introducing New Fresno County UC Nut Crops Advisor

[wpdevart_youtube]4MgrMQbNugk[/wpdevart_youtube] After the departure of Gurreet Brar, Fresno County UC Cooperative Extension has been lacking a nut crops advisor for some time. Now we are happy to announce Mae Culumber as the new nut crops advisor. Check out her brief introductory video here, and be sure to get in touch with her at the Extension office.

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.

Update on the Sunset Review from American Pistachio Growers

[wpdevart_youtube]H3hGOAEeWh8[/wpdevart_youtube] From the headquarters of American Pistachio Growers, Executive Director Richard Matoian addressed the current status of the Sunset Review, urging growers to submit their comments to prevent the entry of pistachios from Iran through continued tariffs. Watch his monthly interview with California Ag Network and read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine.

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