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Aug 20, 2013

Like agriculture, bats need better PR

Wind turbines kill millions of birds annually, and the environmental lobby says nothing. Meanwhile, kill a few small fish and a whole industry and....More
Aug 20, 2013

Parasitic wasp enlisted in fight against ACP

Parasitic wasp being tested to control populations of Asian Citrus Psyllid in San Diego County....More
Aug 20, 2013

Could neonics on retail nursery stock be to blame?

Study links widespread bee deaths with residues of neonicotinoids on retail nursery plants....More
Aug 19, 2013

Would you drink GM wine?

If a modern-day plague swept across the world's vineyards, would GMOs be an option to stop it?....More
Aug 18, 2013

Ethanol pits growers against each other

US ethanol policy blamed for higher food and fuel costs as speculators bid up feed and fuel futures....More
Aug 16, 2013

Land grant institutions are foundational to agriculture

American agriculture thrives today because of the cooperative relationships built between university researchers and growers....More
Aug 15, 2013

Too many straws have emptied the bucket

Water wells continue to dry up in states like Texas and California because environmentalists don't like dams....More
Aug 14, 2013

Moonshining loses the bootlegger label

Moonshiners, once with a perpetual ear to the ground, are no longer running from the feds. In short, the bootlegger’s son has gone legit....More
Aug 14, 2013

Attaboys aplenty to California, Arizona cotton industry

They’re called attaboys; plaques given to folks by organizations to recognize a person’s work or accomplishments....More
Aug 13, 2013

California cotton growers, ginners score victory

California cotton gins receiving power from Southern California Edison will realize a minimum 30 percent break in electrical costs through efforts of....More
Aug 12, 2013

Water the commodity gold of 21st century?

Forget carbon as a commodity— predictions are flying that water will become a premier market good....More
Aug 09, 2013

Resiliency of growers shines with record crop values

Nearly half of California's $43 billion ag value was generated by three San Joaquin Valley counties in 2012....More
Aug 08, 2013

Bless the bats of agriculture

Bat appetites for insect destruction translate to about $3.7 billion worth of pest control in North America each year, and that estimate is probably....More
Aug 08, 2013

Can fire ant venom stop plant pathogens?

Fire ant venom could save seeds and seedlings of vegetables, cucurbit, and horticultural crops from pathogen damage....More
Aug 07, 2013

Could desalination technology help California farmers?

Twin tunnels project proposes massive amounts of water for thirsty California farmers....More
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