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Information on Walnut Pests

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 […]

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California Almond Production Is Booming

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 […]

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Controlling Weed Growth in Strawberries

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 […]

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Design Principles for A Sustainable Farm

Sustainable farming isn’t a new idea. In fact, it’s what growers have been doing for thousands of years! What has changed is the amount that today’s farmers are required to produce and the techniques that they typically use to achieve this. Chemical fertilizers, strong pesticides, genetically-modified seeds, and heavy-duty machinery […]

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What is Permaculture?

At its most basic, permaculture gardening is a sustainable approach to growing that looks to nature to provide the most appropriate solutions. By sustainable, we mean a system that can continue indefinitely. In the world of economics, a sustainable approach to spending doesn’t go beyond one’s means. In the same […]

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Regenerative Farming Put into Practice

In our initial post about regenerative agriculture, we introduced the concept of restorative growing as an umbrella term for regenerative farming practices that rebuild the topsoil, restore diversity, improve the water cycle, and sequester carbon. In this post, we’ll show you how to put restorative agriculture into practice in your […]

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6 Fun Facts About Growing And Harvesting

Did you know that California is America’s #1 food producer and the sole producer of 99% of America’s specialty crops like almonds and artichokes? Read on to discover six interesting facts about growing and harvesting fruit in America. 1. California Growers Are Continuing an 8000-Year-Old Tradition If you dedicate your […]

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