Tagged California

Citrus
March 10, 2017
Jim Gorden Named California Citrus Research Board Chairman
Gorden, who previously served as chief of the California organization, was a partner in the first independent citrus pest management consulting company in the San Joaquin Valley. Read More
Farm Management
February 14, 2017
Californians Holding Breath as More Storms Loom
Nearly 200,000 people evacuated below nation’s tallest dam; even growers have had enough for now. Read More
Grapes
February 14, 2017
2016 California Winegrape Crush Up 9%
Prices were up 12%, and red wine grapes continue to gain on white wine grapes in popularity, though ‘Chardonnay’ remained king. Read More
Farm Management
January 4, 2017
California Snowpack Below Average – For Now
The January 3 measurement was disheartening, but a big, fat blanket of snow fell during the following week, and the state’s biggest reservoirs have levels well above average. Read More
Citrus
December 12, 2016
California Drought Relief Bill Passes
Senate overwhelmingly approves bill authorizing water projects across the U.S. Read More
Citrus
November 29, 2016
Saving California Citrus Means Thinking Outside The “Carton” [Opinion]
Saving the California citrus industry from the incurable disease Huanglongbing will take a creative multi-pronged effort. Read More
Grapes
November 27, 2016
Quality California Winegrape Crop This Year
Customary yield combined with remarkable quality, not to mention long-awaited rainfall, made this year a win/win/win. Read More
Fruits
November 21, 2016
California Now Has More Than 100 Million Dead Trees
In 2016 alone, 62 million trees have died from drought and several other factors. Read More
Citrus
October 24, 2016
California Citrus Growers Can Target Residential Trees
Program sponsored by Bayer allows growers to identify and request removal of abandoned trees that pose a threat to their groves. Read More
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Nuts
October 20, 2016
Meet Newest University Of California Nut Crops Advisor
The newest University of California Cooperative Extension nut crop advisor, Mae Culumber, is based in Fresno County. Culumber has a PhD in Read More
Insect & Disease Update
October 18, 2016
Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine Expands In California
Multiple life stages found in trees in the city of Lincoln. Read More
Nuts
October 5, 2016
Almond Industry Slams Land Use Study For Inaccuracies
Crying foul, the Almond Board of California says criticism of industry based on highly questionable data. Read More
Stone Fruit
October 4, 2016
California Olive Oil Producers Extend Standards
Smaller growers will be able to participate in the sampling and testing program designed to boost consumer confidence. Read More
Fruits
September 15, 2016
California Growers May Face More Water Cuts
State proposal would divert more water to San Joaquin River system to save endangered fish habitat. Read More
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Citrus
September 12, 2016
Historic Farmworker Overtime Law Approved
California legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, is reviled by grower groups who say it will actually do economic harm to farmworkers. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
August 30, 2016
Parasitic Wasps Released In Fight Against Asian Citrus Psyllid
Release in residential areas a proactive move against threat of citrus greening. Read More
Grapes
August 19, 2016
European Grapevine Moth Eradicated From California
Agricultural officials confirm eradication of invasive pest, lift quarantine restrictions. Read More
California Orange Harvest
Citrus
August 16, 2016
Growth Of California Specialty Citrus Continues To Soar
Acreage of mandarin and mandarins is up 83% in past eight years, though navel oranges remain the dominant citrus crop. Read More
Fruits
June 28, 2016
Fruit Association Chief To Head California Agricultural Leadership Foundation
Barry Bedwell has been president and CEO of the California Fresh Fruit Association since 2003. Read More
Crop Protection
June 6, 2016
Tessenderlo Kerley Opens Research And Innovation Facility In California
Farm will allow company’s Crop Vitality division to try out materials under real world conditions. Read More
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Nuts
March 30, 2017
Lichens Thrive in Your Orchard During a …
Above average rainfall has created the perfect environment for growth. Read More
Citrus
March 30, 2017
EPA Denies Order to Ban Pesticide
Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide that controls foliage and soilborne pests. Read More
Fruits
March 29, 2017
Water Allocations in California Deemed U…
Tom Nassif of Western Growers objects to a recent announcement that some in California’s Central Valley received only a 65% initial water allocation, while other growers in the region received 100%. Read More
Vegetables
March 29, 2017
Ocean Mist Farms’ Albert Pieri Die…
Pieri, who worked with Ocean Mist for almost 50 years, was a pioneer in the early days of California Artichoke and Vegetable Growers, which was renamed Ocean Mist Farms in 1995. Read More
Stone Fruit
March 29, 2017
Plum Varieties are Complex and Fascinati…
While diversity in species gives the consumer many options, plums can be a challenge for growers and marketers. Read More
Grapes
March 28, 2017
Understanding the Economics Of Red Blotc…
An economist and a plant pathologist team up to help growers understand the threshold for action when a vine is diagnosed with the virus. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 28, 2017
Washington State University Offers Powde…
Opening buds may be exposed to overwintering inoculum as temperatures begin to rise. Read More
Nuts
March 28, 2017
How to Determine Optimal Almond Tree Spa…
Determining the proper row spacing for an orchard should be based on more than production and equipment access, and growers should also ponder the number of trees per row. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 27, 2017
It’s a Family Reunion at IFTA
Some of my fondest memories on the road are at IFTA conferences. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 27, 2017
Out of this World Expectations for ̵…
With millions of trees going into PNW orchards, Washington State growers are betting big on ‘Cosmic Crisp'. The shift in varieties planted and more took center stage when the International Fruit Tree’s Annual Conference met in Wenatchee, WA. Read More
Citrus
March 27, 2017
Say Hello to the New Miss Florida Citrus
Storied tradition continues with crowning of the industry’s newest advocate. Read More
Irrigation
March 26, 2017
Tips to Maximize Water Efficiency in You…
Editor’s note: Spencer Cooper joined the Almond Board of California last fall as Senior Manager, Irrigation and Water Efficiency. Western Read More
Berries
March 26, 2017
Outsmarting SWD with Social Media
Entomologist in Kentucky uses social media for pest updates, trap catches. Read More
Citrus
March 25, 2017
New Videos Offer Tips on Planting Pollin…
A new video series on planting flowering habitats is designed to help growers support crop pollinators. Read More
Berries
March 25, 2017
Florida Blueberry Crop Escapes Slap from…
Freeze protection tactics prove fruitful as local producers look to gain from Georgia’s loss. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 25, 2017
Two MAIA Releases Available for Growers,…
‘Crunch-A-Bunch’ is an early ‘GoldRush’ and ‘Bakers Delight’ is a secret ingredient for baking. Read More
Nuts
March 24, 2017
Foreboding Fungus Vexes Almond Growers
In parts of California, almond growers have recently become concerned about Ganoderma root and butt rot. To put this concern Read More
Citrus
March 24, 2017
Marrone Bio Introduces Biostimulant to R…
Haven Anti-transpirant helps to reduce transpiration of fruit, nut, and vegetable crops. Read More