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California Red Scale Management

We may be in the midst of springtime, but the Central Valley continues to deal with the challenges of a cold, wet winter that left our rivers swollen, our fields flooded, and many producers out of work. The winter weather also impacted our pest populations. One notable example is California […]

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Transitioning to Organic: Aid for Growers

Are you looking to transition your growing operation to organic production? Are you worried about potential dips in income or yield during the transition period? The USDA may be able to help. Earlier this month, the USDA announced new details about its $75 million investment in conservation assistance for those […]

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Groundwater Recharge Gets A Temporary Revision

It’s been an extremely wet winter in California. To make good use of all that extra water, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a new executive order that encourages the flooding of agricultural lands to help increase the state’s groundwater supply. Three years of unprecedented drought and heavy agricultural pumping have […]

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California Releases Roadmap To Sustainable Pest Management By 2050

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has released its roadmap for the state to transition to Sustainable Pest Management (SPM) by 2050. The plan was developed by Members of the Sustainable Pest Management Work Group and Urban Subgroup in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), the California Department […]

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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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