The California Endangered Species Act does not include insects, but several bumblebee species were voted as candidates for listing in 2019. The bees' classification as fish may protect them, and their protection is problematic for farmers.
Keep Your Workers in the Field and Navel Orangeworm Out
After a trial last season, a California almond grower is going all in with KeyPlex AWP to control navel orangeworm. Benefits he likes include: Zero REI, zero PHI, 21-day spray interval and better safety for workers as well as beneficial insects.
On soils low in organic matter, adding humus is essential for resilient orchards and lasting productivity
New highly-durable granular humic substances give tree nut growers a new opportunity to immediately make lasting improvements to their soil. And as all growers know, better soil means increased resilience to biotic and abiotic stress, greater efficiency from fertilizers and irrigation, and better yields. Top-quality humus amendments are therefore an essential tool to ensure bountiful harvests year after year -- especially on sandy or low fertility soils.