Multimedia Library - All http://westernfarmpress.com/media/all en Gallery: Farming guayule a good option for the Deen's http://westernfarmpress.com/crops/gallery-farming-guayule-good-option-deens <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>About a dozen Arizona farmers are growing a new test crop in the arid Arizona low desert, including&nbsp;Gary and Billie Deen&nbsp;of Marana. The Deens are growing 38 acres of the crop guayule who are , Ariz.&nbsp;are among about under a dozen&nbsp;Arizona farmers growing a new test crop in the arid low desert. The crop is called guayule, a desert perennial shrub which produces natural rubber, bagasse (biomass), and resins.</p> <p>The few growers farming guayule are growing it under contract for one&nbsp;of several companies who want the products to conduct further tests on&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/crops/gallery-farming-guayule-good-option-deens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/crops/gallery-farming-guayule-good-option-deens#comments Crops Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:42:00 +0000 170081 at http://westernfarmpress.com California sorghum growers get crash course in sugarcane aphid http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/california-sorghum-growers-get-crash-course-sugarcane-aphid <div class="node-body gallery-body">The sugarcane aphid can be identified by its pale yellow color. Other identifying marks that can be seen with a magnifying glass include black cornicles, or tailpipes at the back end of the insect, and black tips on their feet and antennae. Chemical controls labeled for use in California can help somewhat, though these insects are said to be more difficult to kill than the light green aphids that can be more easily controlled with common insecticides.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/california-sorghum-growers-get-crash-course-sugarcane-aphid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/california-sorghum-growers-get-crash-course-sugarcane-aphid#comments Agenda Plant and Animal Health Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:25:00 +0000 169701 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Sorghum growers received a crash course on the sugarcane aphid from UC entomologists at a field day near Pixley, Calif.&nbsp;</p> Guayule photos: Moving closer to commercialization in West, Southwest http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/guayule-photos-moving-closer-commercialization-west-southwest <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The desert perennial shrub called guayule (Why-YU-lee), which produces natural rubber, resins, and bagasse,&nbsp;is moving closer to commercialization as an alternative crop in Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas, and possibly Southern California.</p> <p>Bridgestone and&nbsp;PanAridus are among the companies expected to offer commercial contracts to growers in as early as the next few years.</p> <p>You can read Western Farm Press&#39; breaking news article on guayule online at&nbsp;&nbsp;http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/guayule-future-cropping-option-west-southwest.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/guayule-photos-moving-closer-commercialization-west-southwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/guayule-photos-moving-closer-commercialization-west-southwest#comments Agenda Wed, 07 Sep 2016 23:57:00 +0000 169691 at http://westernfarmpress.com Honeydews: from California fields to Canadian markets http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/honeydews-california-fields-canadian-markets <div class="node-body gallery-body">Northern California honeydew harvest has connections with Canada</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/honeydews-california-fields-canadian-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/honeydews-california-fields-canadian-markets#comments Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:45:00 +0000 169621 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Honeydew melons are whisked along a conveyor line to coolers, and eventually consumers.</p> Farm advisor studies wine grapes in warm climate http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/farm-advisor-studies-wine-grapes-warm-climate <div class="node-body gallery-body">Cooperative Extension viticulture specialist searches for wine grapes that grow and produce well under San Joaquin Valley's hot summers.</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/farm-advisor-studies-wine-grapes-warm-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/farm-advisor-studies-wine-grapes-warm-climate#comments Grapes Grapes Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:32:00 +0000 169411 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Les Travioli&nbsp;asks Viticulture Farm Advisor Lindsay Jordan about different wine grape varieties that might grow well in heavy, river bottom soil where he farms.</p> Cotton producers from Plains States visit California http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-producers-plains-states-visit-california <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>For 28 years the National Cotton Council has facilitated a Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program across the United States as a means of giving growers an opportunity to visit agricultural operations in other regions of the country.</p> <p>In early August cotton producers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas visited farming operations in California&rsquo;s San Joaquin Valley, seeing first-hand how growers raise premium cotton alongside a host of other crops.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-producers-plains-states-visit-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-producers-plains-states-visit-california#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:11:00 +0000 168921 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Cotton growers from Texas to Kansas toured California farming operations as part of the National Cotton Council&#39;s Producer Information Exchange Tour. Here growers visit with dairy producer&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">John&nbsp;</span>Droogh as he explains some of the practices he employs on his operation<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">.</span></p> Photos: NCC cotton grower tour of Idaho agriculture http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-ncc-cotton-grower-tour-idaho-agriculture <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>About a dozen cotton growers from across the&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-ncc-cotton-grower-tour-idaho-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-ncc-cotton-grower-tour-idaho-agriculture#comments Cotton Barley Corn Grapes Wheat Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:48:00 +0000 168641 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2016 UC Davis Weed Day marks 60th anniversary http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/2016-uc-davis-weed-day-marks-60th-anniversary <div class="node-body gallery-body">UC Davis Weed Science Program marks 60th anniversary of its annual weed day</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/2016-uc-davis-weed-day-marks-60th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/2016-uc-davis-weed-day-marks-60th-anniversary#comments Agenda Crops Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:18:00 +0000 168481 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Notable herbicide damage to a young walnut tree from a university study that purposefully exposes the trees to various rates of different herbicides.</p> Olivarez Honeybees raises royalty in northern California http://westernfarmpress.com/management/olivarez-honeybees-raises-royalty-northern-california <div class="node-body gallery-body">How one northern California beekeeper maintains reduced losses in an age of colony collapse disorder</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/olivarez-honeybees-raises-royalty-northern-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/olivarez-honeybees-raises-royalty-northern-california#comments Management Plant and Animal Health Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:04:00 +0000 168411 at http://westernfarmpress.com Gallery: Macadamia nut farming at Island Harvest Inc. http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/gallery-macadamia-nut-farming-island-harvest-inc <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The Trump family, including Jim and Debbie and their sons Chris and Nathan, farm macadamia nuts near Kapaau&nbsp;on the northernmost coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. This year, the Trumps are celebrating their 25th year in the macadamia business.</p> <p>Western Farm Press visited the Trumps and their island farm. You can read all about their operation, the challenges, and the opportunities ahead by clicking on this link&nbsp;- <a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/moving-macadamia-nut-production-next-level" title="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/moving-macadamia-nut-production-next-level">http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/moving-macadamia-nut-production-ne...</a>.</p> <p>Enjoy these photos of the Trump&#39;s 700 acre operation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/gallery-macadamia-nut-farming-island-harvest-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/gallery-macadamia-nut-farming-island-harvest-inc#comments Tree Nuts Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:04:00 +0000 168061 at http://westernfarmpress.com