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Full statistics now available for crop year 2015

Sacramento, Calif., (February 2, 2017) – In 2015 California’s farms and ranches received approximately $47 billion for their output. This represents a decrease of nearly 17 percent compared to 2014. California remains the leading US state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s …

Making Spinach with Low Oxalate Levels

Featured Photo: ARS geneticist Beiquan Mou and colleagues analyzed hundreds of spinach plants to find ones with less oxalate, a compound linked to kidney stones. Salinas, Calif., (February 2, 2017) – Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists identified 8 spinach varieties that have low oxalate levels, which is sometimes linked to better health. Oxalic acid, or “oxalate,” is a naturally occurring …

Pink Bollworm Program Honored for Reducing Dependence on Pesticides

Sacramento, Calif., (January 31, 2017) – California’s cooperative Pink Bollworm Program was one of six projects recognized by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) at an award ceremony, January 26, 2017,  in Sacramento to honor efforts to manage pests while reducing the use of pesticides. The awards recognize innovation, leadership, education and outreach by California-based organizations that carry out pest management. The six projects …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (January 27, 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 in order to resume winter grain and field crop planting. The planted grains and field crops continue to mature at …

Tulare County Reports on Current Crop Status

Visalia, Calif., (January 20, 2017) – Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner released the current status today of Major crops in the second most valued county in the California Ag portfolio. They report that Continuing rains have benefited the growth of already planted grains and field crops, but the rain has hindered ground preparations for continued planting. Low spots in some fields …

Pesticides Results for Managing Beet Curly Top Virus in Tomatoes

[wpdevart_youtube]https://youtu.be/kNTGW_9eljQ[/wpdevart_youtube] Fresno County Farm Advisor Tom Turini gathered growers at the Research Station at Five Points for a vegetable crop Seminar, where he shared the latest results of his pesticide trials for managing beet curly top virus in tomato fields. Watch his brief interview and read more in Vegetables West Magazine.

New Methods to Control Nematodes in the Field

[wpdevart_youtube]3Mvt0FWYsaI[/wpdevart_youtube] Joe Nunez shared the importance of controlling nematodes in the field at a recent grower meeting in the Central Valley. Watch Joe’s interview as he provides an update on the progress of his biological and chemical treatment trials for nematodes in the field. Read more in Vegetables West Magazine.

New Ways to Repel Beet Leafhoppers in the Field

[wpdevart_youtube]uwcw6Crc2lg[/wpdevart_youtube] At a vegetable crop pest meeting in Five Points, beet curly top virus in tomatoes was a key topic of discussion. In order to stop the spread of this disease, Farm Advisor Joe Nunez is going after the vector, beet leafhopper. Watch his video interview as he shares his approach to repel the pests by coloring the soil, and …

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