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Farmland values reflect recession
Regional surveys of 2008 California farmland values reflecting market uncertainties of the global recession and
Leafminer resistance identified in spinach 1
Spinach germplasm having resistance to leafminers, the main insect pests of the crop, have been discovered in USDA
Verticillium wilt in lettuce and spinach
Closer scrutiny during 2008 of the populations of Verticillium wilt show it mixed in lettuce and spinach, shedding
Psyllid fears continue to hover
Although San Joaquin Valley citrus pests, for the most part, are manageable, fears of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP)
Curly top virus controls permitted for 2009
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Beet Curly Top Virus Control Program has a pesticide use permit to
Citrus RDI shows dual gains
It’s called regulated deficit irrigation (RDI), and a University of California, Davis water management specialist says
Broccoli rotation can reduce Verticillium in tomato production
Once Verticillium wilt gets into a field, the potential is always there to infect a host crop, but San Joaquin Valley
Iris yellow spot virus alert sounded out for SJV onions
Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV), a serious disease of onions in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest, is
CM pheromone puffers can reduce sprays in walnuts
As regulatory pressure mounts on use of broad-spectrum insecticides, alternatives such as pheromone mating disruption
Marketing and research results covered during Tri-County Walnut Day in Visalia
California’s walnut industry has a record 434,000-ton crop to find homes for this year, but that’s only part of the
Farm advisors offer tips to avoid herbicide drift in grapevines
There’s much more to effective weed control than selecting the right herbicide, and factors such as equipment, weather
Chico almond grower and beekeeper offers 2009 outlook
Have contracts in place, maintain good relations with growers, and hope for rain: that is the advice for 2009 to
Control of destructive ground squirrels demands high kill ratio 2
When it comes to control of ground squirrels, California agriculture’s leading destructive pest, 90 percent is the
Thrips control hinges on multiple practices
Management of swarms of tiny, virus-packing thrips can be a daunting task, but Eric Natwick, Imperial County director
September to October best time for zinc boost on peaches
Late September to early October appears to be the best time to apply zinc sulfate to restore zinc levels in peach trees
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