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Groundwater: Act Locally, Think Sustainably

Sacramento, Calif., (March 7, 2017) – The complex challenges that the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act aims to resolve don’t lend themselves to quick fixes. With the deadline for the first major step—forming “groundwater sustainability agencies” in affected basins—coming up in June, we asked Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, about progress to date. PPIC: …

Integrated pest Management Research Symposium

Sacramento, Calif., (March 7, 2017) – You’re invited to the 
Department of Pesticide Regulation
 Integrated Pest Management Research Symposium
 in Sacramento, California. Symposium Details When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
, Where: College of Continuing Education – Modoc Hall (Willow Suite) Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM Free parking passes will be provided on site., lunch will be provided and 5.5 hours of CE credit will …

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 …

2016 USDA Preliminary Grape Crush Report

GRAPE CRUSH REPORT OVERVIEW Information contained in this Report was supplied by processors to fulfill the reporting requirements of Section 55601.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code. The Preliminary Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2016 season. It also includes purchased tonnage and pricing information for grapes with final prices prior to January 10, 2017. The …

CAWG Foundation Gala for Student Scholarships, March 15

CAWG

Second Annual CAWG Foundation Gala to Raise Funds for Student Scholarships SACRAMENTO – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation will host its second annual CAWG Foundation Gala, which will feature a reception, silent auction and a friendly wine competition judged by California political leaders. It will be held at The Sutter Club in Sacramento on March 15 from …

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 …

California State Board to Discuss Safe Drinking Water Issues

Sacramento, Calif., (March 6, 2017) – The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will be discussing issues related to safe drinking water in disadvantaged communities at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, March 7th. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street – Main Auditorium, Sacramento, …

Citrus Research Board Announces Showcase Speakers

Visalia, Calif., (March 3, 2017) – The Citrus Research Board (CRB) has announced its workshop speakers for the 2017 Citrus Showcase, being held on March 2 at the Visalia Convention Center.  CRB-hosted workshops will be held in the San Joaquin Room of the convention center. James Thomson, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at the USDA-ARS Crop Improvement and Genetics Research …

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