Crop Production

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign honors almond growers of California

The organization has only given out its Business for Bees Sustainability Award once before, and this time presented it to the Almond Board of California. more »

Ag industry targeted with law firm’s expansion in California

The new attorneys join from The Saqui Law Group and expand Fisher Phillips’ employment and labor relations capabilities in the growing agriculture industry in California and nationally. more »

Minimized risk from climate extremes sought for Southwest growers

More than two dozen researchers across California, Arizona and New Mexico are looking for ways to improve groundwater and develop management strategies that are adapted to climate change to ensure irrigated agriculture sustainability. more »

$2M electric weed control study pursued by OSU

Costs and resistance to herbicides are rising, so researchers are now revisiting a method first patented in the late 1800s – electricity for weed control. more »

BetterSoil Alliance rewards growers for sustainable achievements

Launched by Yara North American and Heliae Agriculture, participants will be eligible to receive a sustainability reward based on water productivity and nitrogen use efficiency, as well as recognition in the Alliance. more »

Researchers develop self-pollinating almond with many tasty traits

The Yorizane variety is showing promise after getting Tuono's self-fertility genes and almost all of the favored traits of Nonpareil, making it one of the best-rated varieties. more »

New Mexico pecan producers beating the odds with irrigation moves

Ranchers cull cattle and farmers fallow land as New Mexico suffers from extensive drought like the rest of the West. But the state's pecan growers – which grow 35% of U.S. pecans – have adapted well in these conditions. more »

Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology Demonstration and Showcase scheduled

Fresno State University will showcase the latest innovations in ag irrigation tech at this free event. more »

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