Dennis Pollock

Dennis
Pollock
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Agroterrorists and Al Qaeda target US agriculture 2
The central San Joaquin Valley, boasting billions of dollars in agricultural production, is vulnerable to attack from terrorists — foreign or homegrown. U.S. forces have found documents at an Al Qaeda training camp showing interest in targeting farms in the United States. California agriculture is also under the threat of violence from marijuana traffickers. Marijuana farming has seen an explosion, boosted by California medical laws. A single acre of marijuana can bring sales valued at $19 million.
Apple growers look at improved 2010
Lance Shebelut was seeing red. But that’s a good thing when you’re looking at a crop of Gala apples that has color shoppers want, thanks to a cooler summer in the San Joaquin Valley. For Shebelut, who grows apples in Madera County, and many other California apple growers, it was among the good news for the 2010 crop that will help make up for what many are calling a terrible year for the state’s apples in 2009.
Table grape growers tour SJV
Joe Lazarra, a table grape grower from Australia, thrust a shovel into the dusty soil at the University of California
Thompson Seedless demand heating up
The crown jewels of the California wine grapes may be Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but when it comes
Optimistic sign for table olives
The simple fact that a meeting was held recently in Tulare County, California’s top table olive producer, on how to
Battling NOW in almonds
You may not always get two birds with one stone, but going after two nut pests with one spraying could pay off for
Economy favoring SJV wine grapes
California’s central SJV wine grapes have been likened to the automotive industry, says Nat DiBuduo, president of
Biofuel crops show promise
Someday travelers may be flying cross-country on airplanes powered by oil extracted crops grown on the windy West Side
Looking for water shortage answers
Well, now — there’s a deep subject. So goes the old corny joke that may not be quite as amusing these days as more
Citrus growers focus on water, HLB
Regulators and researchers are stepping up efforts to find an insect that can spread a deadly disease that could
Walnut safety and canker disease
Walnuts, an $825 million crop in California, have been free of food safety scares to this point and need to be kept
2010 citrus expectations
Despite a recession that cut into 2009 citrus sales – most notably for lemons – things are expected to be a bit
Westside aims for good melon year
It’s one of the questions Steve Patricio and his staff posed for decades as they lined up growers of cantaloupes and
Growers get latest on TYLCV
California processing tomato producers gathered in Modesto to hear of a relatively new and devastating virus that has
CTGA urges growers to stand united
California growers of processing tomatoes are looking at offers this year in the low $60 range per ton, a sharp decline
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