Saltier groundwater does long lasting damage, but less than feared

When salty groundwater is used to irrigate almond orchards, production can be significantly reduced and the damage to trees can last for years, according to Agriculture Research Service studies. Ye... more »

Storms bring modest Increase in California water project deliveries

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Jan. 20 it is increasing the State Water Project allocation to 15% of requested supplies for 2022. Last month, due to low water levels, the... more »

Effective use of cover crops displayed in March 3 Sacramento Valley tour

Farmers and ranchers are invited on a tour to learn how to use cover crops to build soil health. A full-day tour of several cover crop sites in orchards and annual crop fields in the Sacramento Valley... more »

Average temperatures not met in Georgia in 2021; precipitation up

In 2021, Georgia experienced its coldest year since 2014, with an average temperature of 64.5˚  Fahrenheit. But the temperature was still well above the long-term average of 63.4˚  F and ranked th... more »

Almond growers welcome news of the arrival of bees

Two and a half million honeybee colonies will be moved to pollinate 1.3 million bearing almond acres. Costs are up, habitats are down, and California agriculture officials will begin assessing civil penalties for violations of laws that protect bees. more »

Hazelnut shells get new life as strong, sustainable panels

A team of students are turning agricultural waste products into resin-strengthened architectural and decorative panels. more »

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