Information on Walnut Pests

October 12, 2021 / 0 Comments
walnuts

Walnut pests are a menace to the walnut tree. Trees that are infested with these pests will fail to produce much in the way of nuts and eventually die off. Walnuts with pests will also not develop properly and will likely spoil before harvest time. This is a grave concern […]

Everything There Is to Know About Growing Leaf Lettuce

October 12, 2021 / 0 Comments
leafy lettuce

Leaf lettuce is one of the most popular types of salad greens in the US, and for a good reason. They’re delicious, grow quickly (in about four weeks), have a low risk of disease, are easy to harvest, and can be grown year-round in mild climates. Leaf lettuce is available […]

The Best-Tasting Strawberry Varieties You’ll Want to Know About

October 12, 2021 / 0 Comments
harvesting strawberries

For many farmers, the best-tasting strawberry varieties are a topic of much debate. Even with increasing yield and growing consumer demand, farmers should know that their success depends on their ability to produce the tastiest strawberries possible. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of great-tasting strawberries available in today’s marketplace. Many […]

California Almond Production Is Booming

September 15, 2021 / Comments Off on California Almond Production Is Booming
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It seems like almonds are steadily creeping into a wide variety of the products that we consume daily. For those who are looking for a crop that is in demand, deciding to grow almonds can be quite profitable. But just how much is being produced and is it worth it […]

Controlling Weed Growth in Strawberries

September 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Controlling Weed Growth in Strawberries
Strawberries growing without weeds

Weeds can be a hazard to any crop, but they’re especially hazardous to strawberries. Growers typically rely on strawberry runners called Stolons to efficiently propagate them. In a production system like matted row strawberries, weeds can crowd out new plants and endanger their yield. Here are a few key tips […]

Avocado Diseases You Need to Know About

August 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Avocado Diseases You Need to Know About
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The avocado industry is booming, and farmers are always looking for ways to increase their yield. To keep your farm as productive as possible, it’s important to know about the diseases that affect avocados. Avocado diseases are a common problem for avocado trees in the United States. Most recent estimates […]

Why Biochar is Great For Vine Growth

August 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Why Biochar is Great For Vine Growth

The benefits of biochar have been known to indigenous Brazilian farmers for centuries. However, this age-old technique is just recently being adopted by winegrape growers in California. Discover how growers are using biochar to increase their yields and profits while improving the soil. What is Biochar? Biochar is a form […]

The FGS Guide to Lettuce Varieties

August 13, 2021 / Comments Off on The FGS Guide to Lettuce Varieties
Light-green butterhead lettuce varieties.

Adding new lettuce varieties to your lineup can lengthen your harvest season and increase your customer base while protecting against large-scale crop loss from disease. Discover eight varieties of lettuce that are ideal for cultivation in California. Green Leaf Lettuce Varieties Green leaf lettuce varieties are some of the most […]

Vine Mealybug: What Grape Growers Should Know

August 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Vine Mealybug: What Grape Growers Should Know
Grapevines

The Vine Mealybug is a serious grape vine pest that can cause significant damage to grapevines. These bugs damage grapevines by sucking juices from the plant, which can lead to stunted growth and decreased crop yield. They’re easy to identify because they leave behind white mealy “honeydew” on leaves and […]

The Current Drought in California, And What Can Be Done About It

June 22, 2021 / 1 Comment
Split dry ground.

Droughts are not uncommon in California. In fact, there have been several long-term droughts over the past century. However, the drought that we are currently experiencing is the first to occur since the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and is affecting the entire state, with 41 states experiencing emergency-level conditions.  […]