Crop Management

Turning food waste back into food includes almond shell byproducts

There’s a better end for used food than taking up space in landfills and contributing to global warming. UC Riverside scientists have discovered fermented food waste can boost bacteria that incre... more »

California dry conditions continue despite recent winter storms

The California Department of Water Resources conducted the second manual snow survey of the season Feb. 3 at Phillips Station. The manual survey recorded 63 inches of snow depth and a snow water equiv... more »

Artificial intelligence targeted in Syngenta, Insilico partnership

Syngenta Crop Protection is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning company Insilico Medicine to accelerate the invention and development of new, more effective crop protecti... more »

Save a spray, but don’t scale back on monitoring

There is good news for almond growers worried about outbreaks of San Jose scale in their orchards: fine-tuned Integrated Pest Management (IPM) recommendations – if adhered to – likely will allow g... more »

USDA encourages growers to apply for federal conservation assistance

Growers interested in financial and technical assistance are encourage to apply for USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program. more »

Ag sustainability, resiliency viewed by California agriculture secretary

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget includes funds for agricultural programs designed to build climate resilience and support farmers’ financial resilience and water security. Publi... more »

BioConsortia moves to larger laboratories, expands R&D team

BioConsortia, a microbial solutions company that improves plant phenotypes and increase crop yields with reduced chemical and fertilizer inputs, is announcing an expansion of its R&D laboratories ... more »

Conference on sterile insects – key piece of CDFA IPM – set for Feb. 4

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will host a forum on Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) on Feb. 4 via Zoom. SIT is a key component in CDFA’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) app... more »

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