Crop Production

Vilsack: Prosperity is elusive for too many farms, ranches

According to the USDA Economic Research Service, about half of U.S. farm families had negative farm income. Many, Vilsack said, rely on off-farm income to make ends meet. more »

Growers invited to see benefits of cover crops in orchards, vineyards

University of California created a searchable database of orchard and vineyard growers experienced in cover crops, and field visit opportunities are available in February. more »

Hedging and shredding in pecan orchards

Returning these limbs and the organic matter and nutrients they hold to the soil may help improve soil quality, and will help improve the sustainability of pecan production. more »

NIFA funds $3.8 million project to find climate-resilient pistachio trees

Relying on just a few primary cultivars has researchers looking for grower feedback as they search for the next best rootstock-scion pair in order to keep pistachios resilient and profitable. more »

Fees increase Jan. 6 for UCANR Statewide Pistachio Day

Be sure to register for an information-packed day about pistachios — the latest research-based production practices, IPM and more — before prices go up. more »

Heliae Agriculture launches PhycoTerra World Soil Day scholarship

The scholarship will recognize three students in the U.S. and Canada who are completing studies in the soil, crop or agronomy sciences. more »

California almond acreage drops in 2022 – first time in decades

Bearing acreage grew, but there were fewer new plantings, and removed orchards contributed to the drop in total acreage and continued a trend from 2021. more »

Pollinator Partnership Bee Friendly Farming webinar registration open

This introductory webinar will take a look at the certification criteria and other topics. more »

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