Monday, March 1
 
 
Pistachio dormant period is a good time to leach salt

The dormant season is a good time to leach salt, but large volumes of water and stubborn soils mean growers need to be mindful of nitrogen.


 
 
 
 
USDA seeks nominees for the American Pecan Promotion Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking nominations for the American Pecan Promotion Board under the newly established Pecan Promotion, Research, and Information Order. Nominations are due by March 26, 2021.


 
 
 
 
California defends farmworker protections at US Supreme Court

In a brief filed Feb. 5 in the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board defended the state’s 45-year-old access regulation, a  tool that empowers farmworkers to learn about their organizing rights.


 
 
 
 
Yara North America launches irrigation solution for California growers

Precision irrigation scheduling with no expensive hardware, no additional costs, and now offered free of charge for immediate use.


 
 
 
US Secretary of Agriculture confirmation secured for Vilsack

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, R-Ark., Ranking Member, announced Feb. 23 that the U.S. Senate voted 92-7 to confirm Tom Vilsack to serve as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.


 
 
 
 
Virtual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit will span the hemisphere

The Eighth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit on March 18-19 recognizes the increasingly international scope of the produce industry, with a number of presenters from Latin America and a diversity of experience and expertise from California.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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