Crop Production

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 »

Nutrient Management Conference in California opens registration

Held in San Luis Obispo in late October, the conference includes a tour of Cal Poly agricultural research plots, and a session showcasing irrigation and nutrient management research or outreach. more »

Soil health in agriculture boosted by Valent, K-State agreement

World-renowned carbon cycling and climate change researcher Charles W. Rice will oversee the initiative, which focuses on advancing research in soil health and carbon smart farming. more »

California nixes yearlong mail-in card-check campaigns for unionizing

Governor Newsom vetoed AB 616, which would have removed the secret ballot election. more »

California labor bills pass; budget boosts wildfire funding

The bill, which provides essential workers access to the state's stockpile of N95 respirators in order to avoid problems like those seen in 2020, now sits on the desk of the governor. more »

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