Crop Production

Growers can apply to join 5 million acres in conservation easements

Growers can contact their local USDA service center to enroll for a farmland easement on eligible land, protecting the land from urban encroachment. 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 »

Four-part series on California soils targets growers

The California Farm Demonstration Network is hosting a four-part series on California soils. California Farm Demonstration Network series will feature four speakers, each with extensive knowl... more »

Understanding the principles of irrigation efficiency in pistachio

unless growers are designing their irrigation systems well and diligently maintaining them, how efficient a system can be is very different from how efficient a system actually is. ... more »
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Learning center gets aspiring managers into the field

It’s a challenge very familiar to the agriculture industry: a shortage of qualified labor. The Center for Land-based Learning (CLBL) headquartered in Woodland, California, is looking to change that with an apprenticeship program that puts aspiring farm managers into the field. ... more »

Reforms to H-2A program, merit-based visas part of bill reintroduction program

After eight months of negotiations in 2019, it became the first agriculture labor reform legislation to pass the House of Representatives since 1986. more »
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Super high density almond orchards in California

Super high density (SHD) orchards are quickly becoming another option for tree nut growers. ... more »
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Cover crops emphasize bee health for almond bloom

Pollination in almond orchards has become an incredible market, joining the ranks of irrigation and harvest at 15-20% of a field’s annual costs, while marking what the Almond Board of California calls the largest pollination event in the world. ... more »

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