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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 …

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.

Introducing New Madera County UC Orchard Systems Advisor

[wpdevart_youtube]4rlsER1qhgY[/wpdevart_youtube] Madera & Merced Counties have a new UC Cooperative Extension orchard systems farm advisor on the block. We are happy to introduce Phoebe Gordon to the nut & tree fruit industry here. Check out her brief introductory video, and be sure to get in touch with her at the Madera extension office.

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Tulare County Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (February 24, 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. The planted grains and field crops continue to …

CDFA Announces Vacancy On The Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee

Sacramento, Calif., (February 23, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing a vacancy on the Vertebrate Pest Control Research Advisory Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to vertebrate pest control research. The term of office for a committee member is unlimited. Members receive no compensation, …

Farmers Monitor Storms’ Impact On Crops, Water Supplies

Sacramento, Calif., (February 23, 2017) – Strong storms during the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend flooded farm fields, caused several dairy farms to relocate their animals and brought other impacts on California farms and ranches. The storms also added more water to an already overtaxed system, and led to renewed calls to modernize the system. “In the long term, the surge …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report for Week Ending February 19, 2017

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 22, 2017) – Another warm and wet week across the State as a strong Pacific system moved inland. The system brought rain to most of the State, with mountains receiving snow. Temperatures cooled through Friday, before rising slightly over the weekend. Dry weather ruled the State on Monday and Tuesday with the exception of some light sprinkles …

Watch out for Honey Bee Theft During Pollination

[wpdevart_youtube]88-4oeh7vFM[/wpdevart_youtube] Honeybees are in high demand this time of year and are worth a lot. There have already been reports this year of stolen bee hives, so Bee sure to protect your investment and keep a watchful eye out during orchard pollination. Watch this brief interview with Billy Synk from Project Apis, and learn more in your monthly issue of …

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