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Huanglongbing Eradication Status in California Citrus

To date, the deadly citrus greening disease Huanglongbing or HLB has not been found in California’s commercial citrus orchards; however, it’s only a matter of time. HLB strikes continue to be detected in residential areas, and its vector has spread all over the state. Watch this brief interview with Victoria Hornbaker, head of the CDFA’s statewide citrus program, as she …

Getting the Facts Straight on Dairies

The inaugural California Dairy Sustainability Summit in Sacramento last month was a big hit.  Conference presentations not only focused on what California dairy producers can do to increase their sustainability efforts, but also on how producers can better share their stories and correct some of the common misconceptions that have been circulating the public.  Check out this video with Frank Mitloehner, …

Reducing Cow Emissions with a Seaweed Diet

Could seaweed be the saving grace California dairy producers need to meet the State’s demands in reducing methane emissions from dairy cattle 40% by 2030? Not necessarily, but check out this brief interview with Ermias Kebreab from the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis who provided an update at the inaugural California Dairy Sustainability Summit on their research that …

Citrus Crop Update with Central Valley Grower Arlen Miller

Harvest of the 2018-2019 citrus crop is underway, and growers are excited to reap the fruits of their labors.  Watch this brief interview with third generation  Central Valley citrus grower Arlen Miller as he shares his perspective on the coming crop and read more about him and his many diverse varieties of citrus in the coming issue of California Fresh …

How the CA Raisin Industry will Stay Competitive with the World Market

With record low raisin inventories in California this past year, record high imports of raisins flooded the US market. Foreign competitors also took larger shares of key export markets for the California raisin industry. With increasing production costs and declining raisin grape acreage, what can the California raisin industry do to remain competitive in the world market? Harry Overly answered …

Introducing Real American Pistachio Growers

So why American Pistachio Growers? Growers have no shortage of issues to deal with: orchard pests/diseases, labor, water, and trade barriers, to name a few. But that doesn’t stop American Pistachio Growers from doing what they know best and getting out in the field everyday on behalf of consumers all over the world hungry for what quality American pistachios. Back …

Effective use of Mating Disruption in Navel Orangeworm Control Program

Malcolm Media’s Tree & Vine Expo was once again a big hit for growers & crop consultants looking to get a better grip on pest management in their orchards.  One of the seminars featured UC IPM Advisor Jhalendra Rijal who shared how to more effectively incorporate mating disruption in their navel orangeworm control programs.  Watch his brief interview and read …

US Crop & Market Update with the American Pecan Council

Pecan harvest in California is well underway, but let’s take a look at what’s going on currently on the national scale, as it will have an impact on the California pecan market.  Check out this brief interview report with Alex Ott, Executive Director of the American Pecan Council, who also provided an update on the Hurricane impact on the Georgia pecan …

Central Coast Wine Industry Trends: Another Great Vintage

At the time of Malcolm Media’s Central Grape Expo mid-November, some growers were still out harvesting; but many took a short break to attend this popular half-day industry event.  One of the featured speakers this year was Todd Azevedo from Ciatti Company who shared his insights on the current State of the Central Coast Wine industry, and how different varieties …

CDFA’s Work to Regulate Antibiotics in Livestock

A report issued last week by a consortium of environmental groups on antibiotics in the meat supply chain highlights the importance of work being undertaken by California Department of Food and Agriculture as the first state in the nation to regulate the use of antibiotics in livestock. The report touched on CDFA’s efforts but it is important to clearly state …

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