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New UC Raspberry Production Cost Study

Growers get help from UC in estimating raspberry production costs: https://coststudies.ucdavis.edu Spanish version: COSTOS DE MUESTRA PARA PRODUCIR Y COSECHAR FRAMBUESAS DE MERCADO FRESCO Producción de Primocañas When growers are considering a new crop to plant, and penciling out their expenses and income, cost estimates from the University of California may help. A new cost and return study for commercially …

Delegate Removed from the Bulk Citrus Spray and Move Treatment List

As of APRIL 20, 2018 Delegate (spinetoram) has been removed from the list of approved insecticides for the treatment of citrus  just prior to harvest for the purpose of disinfesting citrus prior to moving citrus-filled bins between quarantine zones in California.  The regulations for ‘spray and move’ can be found on the CDFA information for citrus growers/grove managers web page and the table from that …

Research Reveals a New Direction for Halting the Citrus Greening Epidemic

ITHACA, NEW YORK, March 26, 2018—New clues to how the bacteria associated with citrus greening infect the only insect that carries them could lead to a way to block the microbes’ spread from tree to tree, according to a study in Infection and Immunity by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) scientists. Citrus greening, also known as …

New Pesticide Laws & Regs Now Taking Effect in California

If you missed the Annual Tree & Vine Expo, Marline Azevedo with the Stanislaus County Ag Commissioner’s office provided an update on changes in laws and regulations for growers moving into 2018. Watch her brief interview as she describes two key changes in Chlorpyrifos permit conditions & pesticide use around school sites.

Ag Council of California Works to Ensure Buy American Provision

Ag Council of California Works to Ensure Buy American Provision

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 they …

Downy Mildew Devastates Vegetable Crops in Southern California

At the CAPCA Spring Summit in Temecula, growers and crop consultants gathered to discuss issues with pest & disease management, and how to resolve them. This year was especially rough on southern desert vegetable growers for downy mildew, as many were not prepared for all the rain we received earlier this year. Watch this brief video with UC Plant Pathologist …

Finding a Viable Alternative to DADS for White Rot Control

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 provides …

When Farm Labor gets too Tight, Consider H2A Guestworker Program

When Farm Labor gets too Tight, Consider H2A Guestworker Program

As labor grows tighter, growers are mechanizing their operations as much as possible; however, the need for a solid seasonal labor force is not going away anytime soon. Although not an easy one to utilize, the H2A Ag guestworker program is what more and more growers and farm labor contractors are using to meet their labor needs. Watch this brief …

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