Crop Production

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 »
Alex Dunwoody

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 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 »

March 8 set for California ‘Cover Crops in Orchards Field Day’

After a three-year research project in cover crops, this final look at the trial site discusses local cover crop field research. more »

Ag, business coalition disappointed in Cal/OSHA Emergency Standards ruling

Six plaintiff organizations stress the importance of health and safety of farm and ranch workers and disagree that emergency intervention was necessary. more »

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