Dennis Pollock

Table grape harvest shows promise
Bigger is often better, it seems, in the world of table grapes; at least in the eyes of shoppers. And sweeter is even
Depression driving some dairymen to suicide
The deepest economic depression in the California dairy industry since the Great Depression has bared a subject far more compelling than the cost of feed and the price of milk. It is suicide.
Lifetime as dairyman comes to end
Fred Machado, 77, sits at the dining table of his Easton, Calif., home where he frequently gathered with family members
Tree fruit industry's profit challenge
Gordon Wiebe of Reedley, Calif., is no stranger to the sort of challenges that have plagued the tree fruit industry in
Blueberry boom sees prices decline
There’s a common saying in Georgia about certain blueberry plants that are disease-prone: “They’re plants looking for a
Reducing blackberry sun-scald
Research that had its genesis in an effort to address freeze damage to blackberries in the Midwest could also help
Underground water banks tackle drought
Here’s an idea you can take to the bank: Saving water from a rainy day can help farming operations — as well as
Processing tomato prices gain attention
California canneries will pay a record price this year for processing tomatoes in the wake of high export demand and
Leafcutter bees working to keep alfalfa seed profitable
It’s a crop-eat-crop world in California agriculture with the wide range of cropping options available to growers
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