Recent discoveries of the Asian Citrus Psyllid forces regulators to establish a 178-square-mile quarantine zone in eastern Tulare County. The area includes much of the county's citrus growing region plus about a dozen citrus packing operations.
Almost 200 acres of olives have been planted in the last several years on farms in the California and Arizona low-desert areas. More acreage is planned. Can olives take root as a major crop in desert agriculture?