Crop Management

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 »

Netafim USA, Bayer launch ‘Precise Defense’ crop protection for almonds

The system uses Netafim's irrigation systems and Bayer's Velum One nematicide and other crop management products for application to the root zone. more »

BioSafe, BVT to benefit from each other’s product methods

Drawing on a similar customer base, BioSafe and BVT will partner their biologicals and bee vectoring technologies, respectively. more »

Climate-smart agriculture efforts at UC ANR bolstered by funding

California has the largest, most diverse agricultural economy in the country, but is highly vulnerable to climate change, stressing the need for climate-smart practices using local information and resources. more »

What do revisions to US water rules mean for ag interests?

Officials have determined that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule reduces clean water protections, which has farmers advocating for a rule that is clear, concise and accounts for normal agricultural activities. more »

Joint development agreement announced by AgBiome, Lamberti

The agreement is to develop biological crop protection solutions and other tools that maximize agricultural inputs and minimize natural resource consumption. more »

Website offers composting resources to farmers and ranchers

With California's new composting laws in effect, a working group of multiple regulatory agencies has provided online resources to help growers compost in compliance. more »

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