The newest Taylor Farms system in Gonzales, coupled with its existing wind turbine, can offset more than 25 percent of that facility’s energy consumption during peak periods. REC Solar previously completed a solar project for Taylor Farms in nearby Salinas, and is working with the company on additional projects for facilities in Tracy, Calif. and Dallas, Texas.
Within the past several days the California Water Board issued a plan to boost flows in the San Joaquin River. The problem with that plan, according to opponents – and there are many – is that it could not only siphon billions of dollars from the state’s economy by wrecking agriculture in counties like Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin; it also could legally tread on the state’s long-standing water rights system.
The product is crucial for weed control in numerous crops, including: oranges, grapefruit, lemons, almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, apples, pears, grapes, corn, cherries, peaches, plums, blueberries, strawberries, and other crops.
The EPA re-registered simazine in 2006 and began its regularly scheduled registration re-review in June 2013, a process that typically takes six years to complete. In June 2016, EPA posted its draft ecological risk assessment..
Farmers are faced with new challenges and opportunities every day, a.k.a. agricultural problems - from feeding an expanding global population while meeting strict new emissions requirements, to producing more food on fewer acres while minimizing their environmental footprint.
To help farmers meet their challenges, Case IH five years ago (2011) conducted a survey to gather farmers’ perspectives on problems in agriculture and the issues in agriculture facing their operations.
Fresno State plant science professor Anil Shrestha was honored by the American Society of Agronomy with its Fellow Award.
Shrestha teaches classes at Fresno State in plant health, plant science, biometrics, weed science, pest management and crop productivity. His primary research is in integrated vegetation management in agricultural and non-agricultural systems.