Home Tag Archives: California Ag Network

Tag Archives: California Ag Network

CA Raisin Grower Shares Experience with Two New Complete DOV Varieties

As the cost of labor increases and availability around harvest tightens, California raisin growers are hopeful that two new complete dried on the vine (DOV) varieties will make a big difference for the future of the industry.  Austin Hubbell of Marthedal Enterprises is one such grower who has had the unique experience in harvesting both varieties, which appear to have …

Why Sun-Maid Growers Acquired Plum Organics

When Sun-Maid Growers announced its acquisition of baby food brand Plum Organics in 2021, it came as a surprise to many.  Naturally, raisin growers wanted to know how this might benefit the California raisin industry, beyond simply growing and diversifying Sun-Maid’s portfolio.  Watch this brief interview with Sun-Maid Growers Executive Chairman Harry Overly as he explains. Please thank this video’s …

Central Valley Farmer Shares New Experience with On-Farm Groundwater Recharge

While growers still have many questions and concerns as to how flooding their vineyards and orchards for groundwater recharge purposes may impact their day-to-day farming operations and eventual crop yields, Madera almond & wine grape grower Nick Davis is more concerned with making the most of the recent rainfall and snowmelt to recharge their much needed soil profiles following extended …

Madera Irrigation District Leads the Charge on Groundwater Recharge

While farmers are accustomed to paying for the water they use, growers in Madera Irrigation District have recently been getting their water for free for groundwater recharge purposes.  While the snow melts and water is aplenty, growers are working quickly to set their farms up to be able to spread some of this water across their fields, in a ditch, …

100,000 Dairy Cows Relocated Due to Central Valley Flooding

March Madness was taken to a whole new level this year when torrential rainfall and snowmelt caused unprecedented flooding in the Southern San Joaquin Valley, necessitating the evacuation of homes, communities and about 100,000 dairy cattle.  Watch this brief video with Anja Raudabaugh, CEO of Western United Dairies as she clarifies what really happened and how this tragedy has impacted the …

Introducing the New Viticulture Farm Advisor for Tulare & Kings Counties

The UC Cooperative Extension is pleased to introduce one of their newest Viticulture Farm Advisors, Joy Hollingsworth, who will be serving primarily table grape growers in Tulare and Kings Counties. Watch this video interview to get to know Joy, her history, and the research and extension she is currently focusing on.  Joy can be reached at 559-684-3313 or joyhollingsworth@ucanr.edu. Please thank this …

Combatting the Arch Nemesis Pest of the CA Grape Industry

The arch nemesis pest of the California grape industry continues to spread to more grape growing areas. Vine mealybug damage not only leads to black sooty mold on grapevine leaves and clusters, but it can also transmit and spread grapevine leafroll associated viruses that have been devastating vineyards.  Watch this brief interview with UCCE Kern County Entomology Advisor David Haviland …

Mitigating the Effects of Grapevine Red Blotch Disease

With grapevine red blotch disease widespread across the west, what’s a grower to do with a young or old vineyard that contracts this disease?  How does it impact grape yield and quality and are there ways to mitigate the detrimental effects of this disease?  Watch this brief interview with the new UCCE San Joaquin County Viticulture Advisor Justin Tanner to …

Mechanizing Table Grape Vineyard Pruning

While the wine grape industry is a few steps ahead in vineyard mechanization, the table grape industry has made some recent advancements in options for mechanized pruning that can help growers save on labor costs and speed up what can be a tedious process of winter pruning.  Watch this brief interview with Kern County UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Tian Tian …

The Grower Experience with Groundwater Recharge Workshop, April 12

With the recent Executive Order from California Governor Newsom and record rainfall and snowpack brought on by recent storms, California farmers have a short window of opportunity through the spring and early summer to take their water future into their own hands through groundwater recharge.  California farms and rural communities have been devastated by the effects of a relentless drought, …

123...43Page 1 of 43

Classified Ads

Subscribe

Sign up here to get the latest news delivered directly to your inbox!

Contact

Know of some fresh news that should be on this site? Interested in advertising on this site or any of our partner publications/sites? Give us a call! 559-298-6020