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Small Grains and Soil Health Field Meeting, June 5

UC Cooperative Extension will host a Small Grains and Soil Health Field Meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 9:30am to noon, on Staten Island in the San Joaquin County Delta. The agenda is pasted below and attached. The attached version includes a map and directions. We have applied for CCA continuing education credits, and light refreshments will be provided. …

Diagnosing Herbicide Symptoms Course, July 10-11

Weed scientists at the University of California are offering the Diagnosing Herbicide Symptoms 2018 course on July 10-11, 2018. This 1-1/2 day course will focus on how an herbicide injury situation can arise, what types of information can help diagnose herbicide problems during field investigations, and what herbicide symptomology tools are available to you. The course provides a rare opportunity …

Introducing New UC Viticulture Advisor Karl Lund

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Great news for San Joaquin Valley grape growers!  The vacancy that was left after the sad departure of UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Lindsay Jordan has now been filled.  His name is Karl Lund and he will be covering Madera, Merced and Mariposa Counties.  Watch his brief introduction to the industry here, and read about …

Introducing New UC Viticulture Advisor Gabriel Torres

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Great news for grape growers in the Tulare and Kings Counties! The vacancy that was left after the sad departure of UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Allison Ferry-Abee has now been filled. His name is Gabriel Torres. Watch his brief introduction to the industry here, and read about his work in the coming months and …

New Early ‘Gumdrop’ Pistachio Variety is Finally Here

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor What if you could have a pistachio variety that you could harvest earlier to reduce the chances of having Navel Orangeworm damage and concern for Aflatoxin levels?  Well, the new early ‘Gumdrop’ pistachio is here.  At the Annual American Pistachio Growers Conference, Bob Klein from the Pistachio Research Board talked about this new variety …

Sorghum Forage Helps Meet Required Nitrogen Management Plan in CA

Sorghum Forage Helps Meet Required Nitrogen Management Plan in CA

As fertilizer becomes more and more regulated in California, farmers are turning to other crops with lower nitrogen requirements. For this reason, sorghum may appeal to feed growers, as it doesn’t require near as much nitrogen to grow. Watch this interview with Bob Hutmacher from the UC Cooperative Extension and read more in California Dairy Magazine. Sponsored By:

Mealybug Management – In or Out of Sync

UC IPM Advisor David Haviland recently shared some tips on mealybug control. The goal is to lower mealybug populations, prevent movement, protect the cluster and keep the vines compatible for biocontrol (especially postharvest). Some insecticides effective against vine mealybug include: Chlorpyrifos (delayed-dormant treatment), Buprofezin (best against crawlers), Spirotetramat (foliar applied/systemic in the phloem and xylem), and Neonicotinoids (some soil, some …

Don’t Miss the Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo at the Fresno Fairgrounds

Don’t miss the annual Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo coming to the Big Fresno Fairgrounds on November 14th, put on by American Vineyard, California Fresh Fruit, and Pacific Nut Producer Magazines.  The Expo will feature educational grower seminars, and state of the grape, nut, and tree fruit industry addresses by Gary Schulz of the Citrus Research Board, Ian LeMay of the California Fresh Fruit …

Benefits of Subsurface Drip Irrigation in the Orchard

Benefits of Subsurface Drip Irrigation in the Orchard

Subsurface drip irrigation is growing more and more common in field crops, but what about in the orchard? The UC Cooperative Extension has been experimenting on this for a few years now in a stone fruit orchard at the Kearney Ag Center, and the results are very positive. Watch California Ag Network’s interview with Becky Phene as she explores the …

Advances in Prune Production Meeting, Sept. 26

prune meeting

Want to learn about the recent advances in prune research and how they impact your prune management practices? Attend the UC Cooperative Extension’s upcoming meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at the Ord Bend Community Hall (3241 CA-45, Glenn, CA) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meeting will feature UC Davis Plant Pathologist Themis Michailides, who will talk about cytospora …

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