November 29, 2022
 
 
Irrigation and stormwater tracked to recharge the groundwater below

USDA awarded $10 million to University of California, Merced, for a 4-year initiative studying how irrigation and stormwater can travel to recharge the groundwater.


 
 
 
 
Cover cropping season has begun; free recorded webinars, demos available

This free series of 10 webinars and five virtual farm-site visits features farm and urban agriculture advisors and some of California's foremost experts on cover cropping.


 
 
 
 
Contract awarded for first phase of work to repair the Friant-Kern Canal

Brosamer & Wall/Tutor Perini Joint Venture was awarded a $177 million contract to perform the construction aspects of the first phase of work to repair the canal.


 
 
 
 
Gladstone Land acquires nut orchard, option to purchase stored water

The Virginia-based company acquired over 1,200 acres of tree nuts and over 19,500 acre-feet of stored water in California. This three-part acquisition totals over $84 million.


 
 
 
American Pistachio Growers plan virtual tour, cook-along

Demonstrating the versatility of pistachios, this unique event will feature a virtual harvest tour and a live chef cook-along.


 
 
 
 
UC Davis Alumni of the Year include Mariani Nut Co.’s Jack Mariani

He started the company in 1972 to process his own walnuts, played a key role in forming and leading the California Walnut Board, and he created a scholarship foundation for his employees.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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