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Using Hyperspectral Imaging to Detect Grapevine Water Stress

Drones are being more widely employed for various purposes in the agricultural sector.  The Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology is taking things to the next level by measuring grapevine water stress through hyperspectral imaging, using drone-accumulated data to further automate the irrigation process. Watch this brief interview with Luca Brillante and Kaylah Vasquez to learn more, and read …

Exploring Different Options for On-Farm Groundwater Recharge

While they can’t make it rain, California water districts and farmers are finding creative ways to be a part of the solution to severe drought conditions and subsiding groundwater levels by sinking water back into the earth during the “wet season”.  Watch this brief interview with Chase Hurley from Triangle T Water District as he shares some success stories and …

Land IQ Evaluates CA Pistachio Acreage & Water Supply Reliability

As pistachio acreage continues to increase throughout the state, American Pistachio Growers has commissioned Land IQ to get an aerial perspective of where the industry currently stands with regard to both crop yield and water supply reliability amidst a persisting drought. Watch this brief interview with Joel Kimmelshue from Land IQ as he explains and read more about it in …

Cutting Back on Irrigation in Pistachio without Harming Crop Yield

While pistachios are a relatively drought tolerant crop, growers are naturally concerned about cutting back on irrigation amidst the ongoing drought. Watch this brief interview with UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Giulia Marino as she shares how to appropriately cut back on irrigation without negatively impacting crop yield. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their …

Is Overwinter Orchard Flooding a Good Option for Groundwater Recharge?

While California farmers are taking more interest in opportunities for on-farm groundwater recharge to mitigate the effects of the drought, some tree nut growers may be hesitant to the idea of flooding their orchards over the winter months, concerned it may have a negative impact on the health of their trees and practices, such as cover cropping. The Almond Board …

NRCS Incentive Funding for On-farm Groundwater Recharge Projects

As drought conditions persist in California, farmers are making the most of every drop of water they use. However, there may be more they can do during the rainy season to put water back into the ground with assistance of the USDA-NRCS.  Watch this brief interview with California Water Quality Specialist Wendy Rash to find out. Please thank this video’s …

Vineyard Mechanization Beyond Harvest

A record number of growers will be mechanically harvesting their grapes this year, due in part to increasing labor limitations.  There have been many recent innovations in mechanization that go far beyond the machine harvesting of grapes.  From mechanical leaf and sucker removal to automated winter pruners, watch this video with Aaron Lange from Langetwins Family Winery & Vineyards for …

Table Grape Varieties Taking Well to New Nematode and Salt Resistant Rootstocks

Watch this brief interview with UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Ashraf El-kereamy as he discusses the performance of table grape varieties from trials with new nematode resistant and salt tolerant rootstocks. Read more in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

The Facts on San Joaquin Valley Water Use & Realigning Priorities Amidst Drought

In a panel discussion titled, “Water: What Real, What’s Not, What’s Next” at the Annual Convention of the Almond Alliance of California, Friant Water Authority CEO Jason Phillips shares his views on solutions to California’s water crisis based on the reality of the San Joaquin Valley’s water supply and use. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Lodi PCA Warns Grape Growers of Danger in Not Screening Imported Plant Material

Many insect pests currently plaguing California agriculture are not native to the state.  As grape growers continue to battle pests like vine mealybug and are threatened by other potential pests such as spotted lanternfly, watch this brief interview with Lodi PCA/CCA Larry Whitted as he reminds growers how important it is for imported grapevines to be properly quarantined and screened …

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