Todd Fitchette

Associate Editor
Western Farm Press

Todd Fitchette, associate editor with Western Farm Press, spent much of his journalism career covering agriculture in California and the western United States. Aside from reporting about issues related to farm production, environmental regulations and legislative matters, he has extensive experience covering the dairy industry, western water issues and politics. His journalistic experience includes local daily and weekly newspapers, where he was recognized early in his career as an award-winning news photographer.

Fitchette is US Army veteran and a graduate of California State University, Chico. He resides in Tulare, Calif.

Articles by Todd Fitchette
Rice harvest is a family affair
Snow Goose Farms keeps rice operations all within the family throughout the generations.
Variety trials show clear winners in California cotton
Several cotton varieties shine in California.
Mark Hoddle
Researcher pits nature against itself in ACP battle
California scientists employ parasitic wasp in battle against the Asian citrus psyllid.
Photos: Asian citrus psyllid has an enemy

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in California has a new enemy. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have imported an invasive pest from Pakistan that preys solely on the ACP. A parasitic wasp called Tamarixia radiate has been released in southern California to help slow the spread of the ACP. A second kind of parasitic wasp may soon be released, pending U.S. Department of Agricutlure approval.

Capt. Plumb speaks with audience members.
WPHA gathers in Dana Point
The Western Plant Health Association gathered in Dana Point, Calif. for its annual membership meeting.
Photos: Veggies get new tool to manage nitrates
Lettuce and broccoli growers have a new tool in their box to help manage the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers and water applications.
Web-based tool helps growers ‘see’ nitrogen needs
CropManage is web-based solution to aid vegetable growers with soil nitrogen and irrigation.
Supima Chairman and President
Supima puts supreme Pima on the map
Supima cotton gaining high marks among selective retail markets
Growers spurred to do more to slow ACP spread
California citrus growers encouraged to employ best management practices to slow ACP spread.
Water quality regulations costly to growers
California growers see ever-increasing rise in the cost of doing business.
Photos: Western Plant Health Association addresses regulatory issues
Photos of the Western Plant Health Association's 2013 regulatory conference in Sacramento, Calif.
UCCE Tree Nut Advisor Gurreet Brar
New farm advisor is nuts about trees 2
New University of California farm advisor will help tree nut growers improve their crops.
Weather, water weave mixed bag for California cotton
California's cotton crop looks good in spite of mixed bag of hot weather and water shortages.
California cotton crop suffers some under heat
Cotton yields from California should bode well for growers this year, barring poor weather prior to harvest.
California grower improves alfalfa yield through drip 1
Subsurface drip irrigation is being used to improve alfalfa yields on one California farm.
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