Crop Management

Washington officials respond to worsening drought conditions in the West

In response to worsening drought conditions in the West, including in areas like the Klamath River Basin, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the fo... more »

‘Principles of Fruit & Nut Tree Growth, Cropping & Management’ course set

April 12 is the final registration date for this five-day virtual course that incorporates the fundamentals of fruit and nut tree biology and agronomic practices. more »

Total yearly rainfall down by average of four inches over last half century

Steadily warming temperatures, more erratic and less frequent rains. The West is seeing widespread changes in precipitation. more »

Drought worsens, limited irrigation expected for parts of Texas

West Texas pecan orchards receive an allotment of water based on availability, but with no precipitation in sight and the season starting at a deficit, it could mean trouble for growers. more »

Watershed needs stressed in coalition communication to Biden administration

With Western states again facing water woes, a coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and water districts are pushing for better investment in aging water facilities. more »

NRCS invites proposals for 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants

Applicants have through April 23 to apply for a grant to fund on-farm trials, field demonstrations and pilot projects that are likely successful, but not yet widely adopted. more »

Water allocation cut for ag service contractors south-of-Delta

A dry, warm winter means south-of-Delta water allocations are being adjusted, and organizations are preparing for an anticipated reduction in supply. more »

Bee Friendly Farming to partner with Vestaron Corp.

This three-year commitment is the result of the shared mission of protecting and promoting honeybees and other helpful pollinators, and working with growers to make it all happen. more »

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