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FCFB recognizes FAACT Class XIV graduates

Fresno, Calif., (June 6, 2017) – Fresno County Farm Bureau (FCFB) hosted today the final session for the Future Advocates for Agriculture Concerned about Tomorrow (FAACT) Class XIV. Participants included: Nathan Alonzo, Fresno Chamber of Commerce Christina Beckstead, Madera County Farm Bureau Gary Chahil, U.S. House of Representatives – Office of Jim Costa Brandon Chamberlain, Bank of America Merrill Lynch …

Managing Seedcorn Maggot in Tulelake Processing Onions

[wpdevart_youtube]w6zbQgutxtc[/wpdevart_youtube] Seedcorn maggot has been a significant problem for processing onion growers in the Tulelake area. Watch this brief video interview with Rob Wilson, UC Farm Advisor & IREC Director, as he shares the latest chemical and cultural practices to minimize this pest in the field. Read more in Vegetables West Magazine.  

Ag Innovations Conference in San Diego, August 13

This one-day conference is organized in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meetings of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP) at UC San Diego, La Jolla. The objective of the 2nd Ag Innovations Conference: Microbial Control is to bring applied microbial control research concepts from around the world to growers, PCAs, and agriculture and ornamental industry partners in Southern California. This …

CropManage Field Day

Bringing CropManage to the Field Review summary of nitrogen fertilization and irrigation of CropManage treatment Observe differences between treatments on replicated plots Discuss strawberry irrigation and nitrogen fertilizer management with UC Cooperative Extension, grower and farm manager Breakfast burrito and Spanish translation will be available (courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission) 2 CCA CEUs applied (1h Nutrient Mgt and 1h …

FSMA Training, June 21

Tulare, Calif., (June 2, 2017) – Farm Employers Labor Service, California Farm Bureau, and the Safe Food Alliance have partnered to sponsor a produce safety training at Spike n’ Rail in Selma, June 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Produce growers, buyers, and others interested in learning about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices …

‘We are UC ANR’ Public Awareness Campaign Launches

Sacramento, Calif., (June 2, 2017) – UC Agriculture and Natural Resources today launches a public awareness campaign titled “We are UC ANR.” The campaign was designed to help those who have struggled to wrap their arms around all that UC ANR does. It features two new website products: A three-minute video that explains UC ANR’s origins and current activities and an …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (June 2, 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 The last of the winter wheat is being dried and baled. Alfalfa fields are making excellent progress; and being cut, dried, and baled. Last year’s Black-eyed beans are being …

USDA Invests $17.7 Million in Plant Health and Production Workforce

Washington, D. C., (June 1, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 54 grants totaling more than $17.7 million for plant research that helps optimize crop production, mitigate disease, and increase yield. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 …

Raise your glass to National Dairy Month!

Real California Milk

Fresno, Calif., (June 1, 2017) – June is recognized as National Dairy Month.  Initially created as National Milk Month in 1937 to promote the consumption of dairy products, National Dairy Month has evolved into an annual tradition that recognizes the dairy industry and celebrates the nutrient-rich products that it provides to consumers worldwide. Since the early 1900s, America’s dairy industry …

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