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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 …

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.  

What we can Learn from the Australian Almond Industry

[wpdevart_youtube]Ge-FobmysWU[/wpdevart_youtube] At the Annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, Karen Lapsley from the Almond Board of California gave a presentation on Almond Alliance funded research improvements in almond biomass utilization. She noted some new varieties coming out of Australia that could be beneficial to California growers, and invited growers to attend the Almond Board’s upcoming almond food quality …

Santa Barbara Grower Prepares for Blueberry Harvest

[wpdevart_youtube]QFvK1Y1yJ5A[/wpdevart_youtube] Santa Barbara isn’t the most common location to grow blueberries, but Ed Seaman makes it work, and enjoys a quality harvest from year to year. As in any crop, he does have pests to deal with; but it’s worth all the work when he has students touring the farm on a field trip, enjoying the freshest berries they’ve ever …

Finding a Viable Alternative to DADS for White Rot Control

[wpdevart_youtube]oYnn63P9KqA[/wpdevart_youtube] White Rot is a serious enemy to garlic & onion production in the Central Valley, and the California Garlic & Onion Research Advisory Board continues to fund research to find a viable alternative solution to DADS, a material that is no longer available to the industry. Watch this interview with UC Fresno County Farm Advisor Tom Turini as he …

Raisin Bargaining Association May Industry Update

[wpdevart_youtube]SzKXXtMtUDQ[/wpdevart_youtube] Bunch counts are in, temperatures are rising and growers are working to keep their vines clean of pests and diseases. Meanwhile at the Raisin Bargaining Association, here is Kalem Barserian with an update on raisin shipments, acreage trends, and their efforts to support the industry after hitting rock bottom pricing for last year’s crop. Watch this brief video and …

Managing Stem & Bulb Nematode and Potentially White Rot in Garlic

[wpdevart_youtube]R0YNI_0Kx0Y[/wpdevart_youtube] At the Annual Garlic & Onion Research Symposium, Mary Ruth McDonald shared some great results from her field trials in controlling Stem & Bulb Nematode, a significant pest of garlic, with some promising pesticides, one of which may also control white rot. Watch this video and read more in the May issue of Vegetables West Magazine.

Preparing to Monitor & Manage Walnut Husk Fly

[wpdevart_youtube]z81_Ah2O8Hw[/wpdevart_youtube] Back at Pacific Nut Producer’s Annual Tree & Vine Expo at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, UC IPM Advisor Jhalendra Rijal shared some important things to know about monitoring and controlling walnut husk fly in the orchard. As growers prepare to manage husk fly this season, watch Rijal’s brief video as a refresher on how to deal with this pest. …

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