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Navel Orange Worm Update

Sacramento, Calif., (June 19, 2017) – Navel orange worm is the key pest in almond. Nut feeding by this pest directly reduces yield and grower income. For example, 1% damage* in a 2500 kernel lb/acre crop = 25 kernel lb/acre loss (and $62.5/acre at a price of $2.50/lb). Also, NOW damage is frequently contaminated with highly toxic fungus aflatoxin, which …

Downy Mildew Devastates Vegetable Crops in Southern California

Downy Mildew Devastates Vegetable Crops in Southern California

[wpdevart_youtube]DYy0vXI-YUk[/wpdevart_youtube] At the CAPCA Spring Summit in Temecula, growers and crop consultants gathered to discuss issues with pest & disease management, and how to resolve them. This year was especially rough on southern desert vegetable growers for downy mildew, as many were not prepared for all the rain we received earlier this year. Watch this brief video with UC Plant …

Ag Council of California Works to Ensure Buy American Provision

Ag Council of California Works to Ensure Buy American Provision in School Lunches

[wpdevart_youtube]aQuiMMNFABA[/wpdevart_youtube] Emily Rooney, President of the Ag Council of California recently spoke at the annual Almond Alliance Convention, sharing their organization’s efforts to defend California Agriculture in Sacramento. One of their recent successes has been working with Dr. Pan on the Buy American Provision to ensure that school lunches are not coming from commodities produced outside of the country when …

Nut Harvest Safety Seminar in Hanford, July 19

Hanford, Calif. — As local farmers continue to diversify and plant an increasing number of nut crops, the Kings and Tulare County Farm Bureaus, along with State Fund, American Pistachio Growers and UCCE, are hosting the third annual nut harvest safety seminar. Scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 at the Kings Fairgrounds in Hanford, this free training is directed toward nut …

Fresno State Students Tour Agriculture Facilities In Azores

Fresno, Calif., (June 9, 2017) – Twelve Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology sstudents returned recently from a study abroad trip to the Azorean islands of Terceira and Sao Miguel as part of Fresno State’s academic exchange agreement with the University of the Azores. Students visited dairy, fish, floral, food processing, fruit, sugar, tea, vegetable, vineyard and winery production …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (June 9, 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 with wheat silage harvest almost completed most fields are being planted with summer beans, silage corn, Sudan grass, and silage sorghum. Wheat harvest for grain has begun, and the …

USDA Announces More than $22 Million in Conservation Innovation

Washington, D. C., (June 8, 2017) – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced that the agency will award more than $22.6 million to drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation.  The agency is investing in 33 projects nationwide through its competitive Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, which helps develop the tools, technologies, and strategies to …

Ag One Foundation To Honor Borba Family’s Commitment To Farming

Fresno, Calif., (June 7, 2017) – Four members of the Borba family, longtime leaders in Central Valley agriculture, will be honored at the Ag One Community Salute on Friday, July 14, at the Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall. The event’s 18th edition is the first to honor a family and will spotlight third-generation member Tina Borba and her sons, Ross, …

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