Cary Blake

Associate Editor
Western Farm Press

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.
 
Blake travelled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in Arizona and California. He also covers New Mexico and West Texas agriculture for Southwest Farm Press.
 
Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.

Articles by Cary Blake
Photos - Thermal, Calif. date farm switches to 100 percent surface drip
California date palm grower David Kohl is adapting production practices used by Israeli date grower Moshe Kirat, including 100 percent surface drip irrigation.
International cooperation advances drip irrigation for western date grower
Israeli date growers Moshe and Smadar Kirat are sharing their successful date-growing techniques with California date palm grower David Kohl of La Quinta Date Farm in Thermal, Calif.
Growers can win pistachio disease shootout at O.K. Corral
Effective cultural measures and fungicide use can help control diseases in pistachio trees, says Themis Michailides, Univeristy of California, Davis.
Faces - 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference
About 830 growers, processors, and other pistachio industry members gather for the 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference. The event included a production breakout session where four University of California, Davis specialists discussed pistachio diseases, pests, and ways to plant a better western pistachio orchard.
Faster method to detect farm problems takes flight 1
The GeoBlu Explorer is an unmanned aerial vehicle which can help farmers track down problems in crop fields and on livestock operations.
Photos: GeoBlu Explorer detects crop problems
The GeoBlu Explorer is an unmanned aerial vehicle which can help growers detect problems in farm fields.
Photos - 2014 American Pistachio Growers Convention
Take a peek! Smiling folks having fun at the 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference at Coronado Island, Calif.
Western pistachio industry strong as a bull, for now
The forecast for the western pistachio industry is good. The top challenge is the worsening drought.
Discussing the new 2014 farm law are Arizona cotton grower Adam Hatley, left,
Farm law cotton provision draws mixed reviews in West
The provisions in the new federal farm law could be a good fit for many of the nation’s cotton producers but a mixed bag in the West.
Photos - NCC farm bill meeting draws large Arizona crowd
The National Cotton Council provides details of the 2014 federal farm law with about 75 Arizona cotton growers and industry members.
Permanent crop plantings delayed by drought's wrath 2
Some new plantings of permanent crops - tree nuts, vines, and others - are on hold due to California's epic drought, says Rabobank Senior Analyst Vernon Crowder.
Photos: Last look at 2014 World Ag Expo
California's epic drought is a front-burner issue for growers, processors, politicians, water leaders and bankers.
Five ways to improve Western alfalfa yield, profitability 1
The five top ways to improve western-state alfalfa yield and profitability involve irrigation management, cutting schedules, fertilization, proper stand establishment, and herbicide timing, says the University of California's Steve Orloff.
Photos - Top ways to improve alfalfa yield, profitability
The five top ways to improve western-state alfalfa yield and profitability involve irrigation management, cutting schedules, fertilization, proper stand establishment, and herbicide timing.
Expansion, challenges ahead for California walnuts
California walnut field prices last year (2012-2013 crop year) reached a record $1.52 per inshell pound. Prices for the 2013-2014 crop year are expected to increase substanially.
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