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Roof Rats Unnerve Farm Workers, Damage Orchard Crops

Davis, Calif., (March 22, 2018) – Monitor for rodent activity and use bait stations before the growing season to prevent problems, UC ANR scientists recommend. Roof rats are running rampant in California orchards this year, according to UC Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists. “In pistachio and other nut orchards, roof rats are burrowing and nesting in the ground where they’re …

CA Blueberry & Apple Growers Impacted by Early Spring Freeze

Growers experienced unusually early warm temperatures this year throughout the state that was followed by a severe freeze that lasted long enough to do some damage to various crops in California. Although it will take some time to determine exactly how much damage the freeze caused, watch this brief interview with Alexander Ott from the California Blueberry & Apple Commissions …

New Hazard for Interplanted Prune Orchards

Sacramento, Calif., (February 22, 2018) – Interplanting existing prune orchards where established trees don’t fill their space is a long accepted practice to increase grower income while limiting costs compared to complete orchard removal and replanting. This is often done in older orchards either by interplanting down the existing tree row or changing the direction of the tree rows 45° …

Never Ending Drought – News from UCANR

Sacramento, Calif., (February 15, 2018) – Warm and sunny winter days are no cause for celebration among the farmers, ranchers and forest managers who rely on UC Agriculture and Natural Resources’ research-based information and expertise to make their work more profitable. Such is the feeling shared by UC Cooperative Extension advisor Dan Macon in his Foothill Agrarian blog. He began worrying more than a month ago …

23rd Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day

Sacramento, Calif., (December 8, 2017) – Come join us on Thursday, January 4, 2018 for the 23rd Annual Sacramento Valley Cling Peach Day. The meeting will be 8:30 a.m. – Noon, followed by Lunch: Noon – 12:45 p.m. The meeting will be in the Ag Building Meeting Room, 142 Garden Highway, Yuba City. The meeting program will be as follows: …

How Farms can Donate Fresh Food for Tax Deductions

Charitable Contributions for Farmers It is common for businesses to receive tax deductions for cash donations, but did you know that the agriculture community can donate fresh foods for a similar benefit? California farmers and agriculture businesses have the opportunity to donate fresh fruits and vegetables in return for some pretty hefty tax breaks. How much is the deduction?  In …

Bringing Persimmons into the Limelight

Albany, Calif., (November 16, 2017) – Persimmon is a sweet, flavorful fruit that hasn’t gotten much attention. That’s probably because many people don’t know what it is, how to eat it, or that it’s good for you. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators are working to bring this uncommon Asian native fruit into the limelight. In 2016, the United …

California Fresh Fruit Magazine – November/December Issue – Read It Here!

You can read the PDF version of the November/December Issue of California Fresh Fruit Magazine HERE! Orchard Views Hope Rising From the Ashes of Despair Bridging the Gape Between Farmer & Consumer Rodin Farms Providing Fresh Produce & Ag Education Lake County Enjoys Strong Pear Harvest Scully Packing Reports Quality Crop Advances in Cytospora Canker Management Bacterial Canker Experience in …

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