Harry Cline

Harry
Cline
Editor,
Western Farm Press

Harry's 33-year journalism career covers both daily newspapers and agricultural magazines. He was Western Farm Press' first editor and has more than 25 years of experience covering all aspects of high value, irrigated Western agriculture. He is a former member of the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy executive council and recipient of the 1993 recipient California Agricultural Production Consultants Association's Outstanding Contribution to California Agriculture. Born 7-7-43, Jacksonville, Fla. Raised in Texas where he attended the University of Texas. Worked for newspapers in Texas and Arizona before moving to California in 1975 to begin career as Western agricultural journalist. Received awards for feature writing and headline writing from Arizona Press Club. Married: 2 children, three grandchildren. Lives in Fresno, Calif. Contact Cline at Western Farm Press, 7084 Cedar Avenue, No. 355, Fresno, CA 93720. Phone (559) 298-6070. Fax (913) 514-3641.

Articles
Second regulatory brogan to drop on California agriculture 1
There's a new quagmire emerging for California agriculture: fertilizer use regulations. Eventually fertilizer use reporting will become another regulatory requirement for California. It may come through the California Department of Food and Agriculture or through the regional boards, but it’s definitely coming.
Opening night at the annual CAPCA Conference — photos
Opening night at the annual California Association of Pest Control Advisers Conference and Agri-Expo featured a packed house for label updates and exhibitor demonstrations at Disneyland Resort convention center in Anaheim, Calif. More than 1,200 are registered for the annual conference of Pest Control Advisers and other agricultural professionals.
Oil yield key to economic success with camelina, canola 1
Camelina and canola seem to be the frontrunners in the race to find new biofuel feedstock crops for California. The key to economic success with these crops is oil yield.
Castor beans back in California — photos
Castor beans are back in California, at least as the latest research crop that University of California, Davis Cooperative Extension biofuels guru Steve Kaffka is looking at as a possible source crop for making biofuels. Castor's main toxic protein, ricin, is so potent that a single milligram is sufficient to kill an adult.
Castor an oilseed crop that can cure, kill you 4
Castor beans, the latest entry into the California derby to find a profitable biofuel crop is one that can kill you, cure all that ails you and get you tossed into jail as a terrorist, if found in your possession.
Citricola scale a voracious SJV pest — field day photos 2
A larger-than-expected crowd showed up at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center in Exeter, Calif., to hear University of California citrus IPM specialist and research entomologist Beth Grafton-Cardwell not only talk about citricola scale, but show growers, PCAs and others what to look for in scouting for the citrus pest.
Citricola scale valley’s No. 1 citrus pest 1
Growing resistance to the organophosphate chlorpyrifos, huge populations and no natural parasites have elevated citricola scale to the No. 1 citrus pest in the San Joaquin Valley.
Alfalfa variety trial attracts grower interest — photos
Alfalfa hay quality is a big issue with as many opinions as to what makes quality as there are varieties. It can be variety specific, but Shannon Mueller, UCCE agronomy farm advisor, believes crop management (irrigation, cutting schedule and fertilization) has more influence on quality than the variety.
Selecting correct alfalfa at right time simpler than it seems 1
Crop management (irrigation, cutting schedule and fertilization) has more influence on alfalfa quality than the variety. Don’t cut corners on alfalfa seed cost. Spending $50 per acre more for certified, quality seed could return $500 per acre more in income over the life of a stand. Sixty to 80 percent of the success of an alfalfa crop occurs at stand establishment.
Stripe rust ‘perfect storm’ in waiting
California’s wheat industry is shaping up for a “perfect storm,” in the 2012-2013 winter wheat production season, according to Steve Wright, University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor for Tulare County.
California's Biggs RES a world rice leader — photos
California may be only a bit player in world rice production; however, the Biggs RES has long been a world leader in developing rice varieties and rice production systems.
California research playing key role in rice production increase
Rice production worldwide must increase 30 percent to 40 percent within the next three decades to feed those additional 2 billion people. California may be only a bit player in world rice production; however, the Biggs RES has long been a world leader in developing rice varieties and rice production systems.
RBA puts $1,900 per ton raisin price on table 1
The record $1,900 price on the table almost pales in comparison to what Glen Goto, RBA chief executive officer, says is “serious talk” about the raisin price reaching $2,000 per ton. Growers face a major challenge getting the crop harvested ahead of the Sept. 20 insurance deadline.
Cotton price hangover lingers 1
The cotton high price party has long been over, but the hangover lingers on. The cotton industry could continue to suffer from the impact of mills failing to fully honor their contracts, according to Kevin McDermott, vice president/senior manager for cotton merchant Jess Smith and Sons, Bakersfield, Calif.
Thompson green price reaches $325 per ton for short crop
California’s grape crush is under way with an aura of optimism that transcends the past two seasons and could end up as one of the best years in a decade. Any doubts that this could be the season to remember are disappearing with the brisk bidding for green Thompson seedless grapes as the statewide crush begins.
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