Multimedia Library - All http://westernfarmpress.com/media/all en Sunrise over California rice country http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/sunrise-over-california-rice-country <div class="node-body gallery-body">California rice is largely planted by airplanes that drop seed into flooded fields</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/sunrise-over-california-rice-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/rice/sunrise-over-california-rice-country#comments Rice Rice Thu, 26 May 2016 23:37:00 +0000 167471 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A pilot with Growers Air Service of Woodland, Calif. drops rice seed into several inches of water that will bring up the crop through the summer months.</p> 4 crops to 'watch' in La Paz County, Ariz. http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/4-crops-watch-la-paz-county-ariz <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>La Paz&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/4-crops-watch-la-paz-county-ariz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/4-crops-watch-la-paz-county-ariz#comments Alfalfa Cotton Vegetables Wheat Thu, 26 May 2016 15:58:00 +0000 167561 at http://westernfarmpress.com Rain fails to dampen curiosity at annual almond tour http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/rain-fails-dampen-curiosity-annual-almond-tour <div class="node-body gallery-body">Almond Board of California hosts annual environmental stewardship tour of growing operations</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/rain-fails-dampen-curiosity-annual-almond-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/rain-fails-dampen-curiosity-annual-almond-tour#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Almonds Mon, 16 May 2016 23:29:00 +0000 167231 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">A cool, steady rain is typically not in the forecast for the Almond Board&#39;s annual environmental stewardship tour. Still, attendance was good and promoters were all smiles, including, from left, Dave&nbsp;</span>Phippen<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">, partner with&nbsp;</span>Travaille<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span>Phippen<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">; Almond Board of California President and CEO Richard&nbsp;</span>Waycott<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">; and, Nick&nbsp;</span>Gatzman<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">, partner with&nbsp;</span>Travaille<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span>Phippen<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">.</span></p> Photos: A better way to irrigate cotton in Arizona? http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-better-way-irrigate-cotton-arizona <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Kevin Bronson and Kelly Thorp of the&nbsp;USDA&#39;s Agricultural Research Service in Maricop, Ariz. are in the third year of field tests to determine if the there is a better way to irrigate&nbsp;cotton in the Grand Canyon State other than traditionally flooding fields.</p> <p>Two separate&nbsp;field studies at the Maricopa Agricultural Center are testing two methods: an overhead sprinkler system guided by precision agriculture tools to place water only where needed and only how much is really needed in the field; and buried drip - a.k.a. subsurface drip irrigation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-better-way-irrigate-cotton-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-better-way-irrigate-cotton-arizona#comments Cotton Fertilizers Flood Other Piped Water Sat, 14 May 2016 15:16:00 +0000 167181 at http://westernfarmpress.com Storm damage spotty in south San Joaquin Valley http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/storm-damage-spotty-south-san-joaquin-valley <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain, strong winds and damaging hail to parts of California&rsquo;s San Joaquin Valley April 24.</p> <p>Cindy Bean, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Hanford, Calif., said her office received reports of hail up to 1.25 inches in diameter in the Tulare area. There were no reports of weather damage from the storm.</p></div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/storm-damage-spotty-south-san-joaquin-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/storm-damage-spotty-south-san-joaquin-valley#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Nuts Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:19:00 +0000 166741 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Wasco almond grower Jenny Holtermann&nbsp;says about 300 almond trees were blown over in two separate storms in April in the orchard she farms with her husband, Tim. The most recent storm will lead them to remove the orchard after harvest this year and replant in the same location.</p> <p>Holtermann says yield still looks good in the rest of the orchard.</p> Napa growers recall discovery of invasive moth http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-growers-recall-discovery-invasive-moth <div class="node-body gallery-body">Photo gallery: Napa grape grower recalls discovery of invasive moth</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-growers-recall-discovery-invasive-moth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/napa-growers-recall-discovery-invasive-moth#comments Grapes Grapes Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:25:00 +0000 166511 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A trap for the European grapevine moth, complete with a pheromone attractant, hangs in a Pinot Noir vineyard in the Napa Valley.</p> California's North Coast is an agricultural, scenic delight http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/californias-north-coast-agricultural-scenic-delight <div class="node-body gallery-body">California's North Coast boasts a beautiful agricultural landscape</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/californias-north-coast-agricultural-scenic-delight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/californias-north-coast-agricultural-scenic-delight#comments Miscellaneous Crops Sun, 10 Apr 2016 21:49:00 +0000 166411 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The morning sunrise warms an agricultural valley along California&#39;s scenic North Coast.</p> Springtime in California's San Joaquin Valley http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/springtime-californias-san-joaquin-valley <div class="node-body gallery-body">Springtime photos in the San Joaquin Valley</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/springtime-californias-san-joaquin-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/springtime-californias-san-joaquin-valley#comments Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Vegetables Crops Mon, 04 Apr 2016 21:29:00 +0000 166111 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Perhaps better days has been seen at this location, which did not seem to have any &quot;farm fresh&quot; products available for sale.</p> Will California regulators vote to build Sites Reservoir? http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/will-california-regulators-vote-build-sites-reservoir <div class="node-body gallery-body">Will California regulators vote to build Sites Reservoir?</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/will-california-regulators-vote-build-sites-reservoir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/will-california-regulators-vote-build-sites-reservoir#comments Government Irrigation Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:07:00 +0000 165821 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Not long after California entered the Union as the 31<sup>st</sup> state, John Sites established the community of Sites in what is now Colusa County.</p> Annual citrus showcase draws close to 1,000 people http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/annual-citrus-showcase-draws-close-1000-people <div class="node-body gallery-body">Annual California Citrus Showcase draws close to 1,000 in Visalia</div> <p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/annual-citrus-showcase-draws-close-1000-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/annual-citrus-showcase-draws-close-1000-people#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:49:00 +0000 165791 at http://westernfarmpress.com