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UCCE Verifies Efficacy of Mating Disruption Technology for Navel Orangeworm Control

UCCE Verifies Efficacy of Mating Disruption Technology for Navel Orangeworm Control

Mating disruption technology for Navel Orangeworm Control has been around for a while now, but today there are a lot more products on the market available to tree nut growers. UCCE Entomology Farm Advisor in Kern County, David Haviland shared in an interview with California Ag Network that his research trials prove that not only is mating disruption technology a …

UCCE Verifies Efficacy of Mating Disruption Technology for Navel Orangeworm Control

UCCE Verifies Efficacy of Mating Disruption Technology for Navel Orangeworm Control

Mating disruption technology for Navel Orangeworm Control has been around for a while now, but today there are a lot more products on the market available to tree nut growers. UCCE Entomology Farm Advisor in Kern County, David Haviland shared in an interview with California Ag Network that his research trials prove that not only is mating disruption technology a …

Tests Show Low or No Pesticide Levels in Most Fruits and Vegetables in California

Sacramento, Calif., (December 29, 2017) – Tests on produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) indicate that the vast majority of fruits and vegetables available for sale in California meet stringent pesticide safety standards. During its 2016 survey, DPR found 96 percent of tested California-grown produce had little or no pesticide residues. The findings are included in …

Almond and Walnut Pest Management Guidelines Revised Just in Time for the Holidays

Davis, Calif., (December 27, 2017) – ‘Tis the season for baking lots of tasty treats. Breads, cookies, cakes, and candy are just a few that come to mind. What makes many of these treats so tasty is the addition of almonds or walnuts to the list of ingredients. In California, we are lucky to be at the center of almond …

Medfly Quarantine In Portion Of San Mateo County

Sacramento, Calif., (December 21, 2017) – A portion of San Mateo County has been placed under quarantine for the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) following the detection of two Medflies within the City of Half Moon Bay.  CDFA is working collaboratively with the USDA and the San Mateo County Agricultural Commissioner’s office on this project. The quarantine area measures 56 square …

Barn Owl Helps Clean Up Rodents Naturally

Woodland, Calif., (November 16, 2017) – The screech of a barn owl at night may be startling or annoying to some. But others may find their harsh calls satisfying, knowing that barn owls are out, feeding on pesky rodents. They’re fierce hunters with a voracious appetite for mice, voles, gophers, and rats. A family of five barn owls, including two …

California Adopts Rules on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Day-Care Centers

Sacramento, Calif., (November 9, 2017) – The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has adopted new rules to further protect young students from pesticide exposure. The rules, which take effect on January 1, 2018, regulate the use of agricultural pesticides near schools and licensed child day-care facilities. “These rules will help to further protect the health of children, teachers and …

Attend the Sonoma Grape Expo on Nov. 10

American Vineyard Magazine is pleased to invite grape growers and vineyard consultants to attend the Sonoma Grape Expo coming on November 10th.  This FREE bi-ennial Expo will feature an industry trade show, educational grower seminars, and state of wine grape industry addresses by Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers and Todd Azevedo from the Ciatti Company.  The USDA-Farm Service Agency and NRCS will …

CDFA Announces Vacancies On The Citrus Pest And Disease Prevention Committee

Sacramento, Calif., (November 2, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing two vacancies on the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Committee. The Committee advises the CDFA Secretary on activities associated with the statewide citrus specific pest and disease work plan that includes, but is not limited to outreach and education programs and programs for surveying, detecting, …

Tree & Vine Expo, Nov. 7th

November has come and growers & PCAs are anticipating the annual Tree & Vine Expo on November 7th at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, held by American Vineyard, California Fresh Fruit, and Pacific Nut Producer Magazines.  The Expo will feature educational grower seminars, and state of the grape, nut, and tree fruit industry addresses by Jennifer Williams from the California Walnut Board, Kelly Covello from …

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