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Growing Fresh Market Figs with Steve Schafer

Growing Fresh Market Figs with Steve Schafer

With oncoming groundwater regulations and an increasingly tight water supply, California farmers are searching for alternative crops that require less water, not to mention lower labor costs, and Madera grower Steve Schafer has more recently invested in the fresh fig market for those reasons. Watch his brief interview here and read more about growing figs in California Fresh Fruit Magazine.

Berry Grower Embraces Conservation & History

Sweet Present, Rich Past By Joanna Gilkeson – It would be easy to call Carolyn Read a preservationist and leave it at that. How many people would settle in a ranch house built 130 years ago and raise a family there? Or call her a conservationist. Read has made sure that native plants that were in danger of getting choked out …

New UC Raspberry Production Cost Study

Growers get help from UC in estimating raspberry production costs: https://coststudies.ucdavis.edu Spanish version: COSTOS DE MUESTRA PARA PRODUCIR Y COSECHAR FRAMBUESAS DE MERCADO FRESCO Producción de Primocañas When growers are considering a new crop to plant, and penciling out their expenses and income, cost estimates from the University of California may help. A new cost and return study for commercially …

Delegate Removed from the Bulk Citrus Spray and Move Treatment List

As of APRIL 20, 2018 Delegate (spinetoram) has been removed from the list of approved insecticides for the treatment of citrus  just prior to harvest for the purpose of disinfesting citrus prior to moving citrus-filled bins between quarantine zones in California.  The regulations for ‘spray and move’ can be found on the CDFA information for citrus growers/grove managers web page and the table from that …

Research Reveals a New Direction for Halting the Citrus Greening Epidemic

ITHACA, NEW YORK, March 26, 2018—New clues to how the bacteria associated with citrus greening infect the only insect that carries them could lead to a way to block the microbes’ spread from tree to tree, according to a study in Infection and Immunity by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) scientists. Citrus greening, also known as …

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