Multimedia Library - All http://westernfarmpress.com/media/all en ACP tour provides first-hand look at citrus tree pests http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-tour-provides-first-hand-look-citrus-tree-pests <div class="node-body gallery-body">San Joaquin Valley growers and crop consultants get first-hand look at Asian citrus psyllid pest during southern California tour.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-tour-provides-first-hand-look-citrus-tree-pests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/acp-tour-provides-first-hand-look-citrus-tree-pests#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:14:00 +0000 152301 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Ants are said to be particularly protective of the Asian citrus psyllid because of the honeydew secretions they leave behind. Ants feed on the honeydew. Citrus experts recommend good ant control methods in regions where Tamarixia, a parasitic wasp, has been released to combat the ACP. Ants will attack the Tamarixia.</p> Gallery: J&J Farms changing amid drought, less water http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/gallery-jj-farms-changing-amid-drought-less-water <div class="node-body gallery-body">Westside (Calif.) growers Bill Jones and his nephew Darcy Villere focus on survival tactics through new permanent crop plantings to improve the family farm and offset the effects of zero percent surface water allocations this drought year in the Westlands Water District.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/gallery-jj-farms-changing-amid-drought-less-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/gallery-jj-farms-changing-amid-drought-less-water#comments Orchard Crops Drought Alfalfa Almonds Fuel Grapes Pistachios Tomatoes Wheat Sun, 07 Sep 2014 18:40:00 +0000 152071 at http://westernfarmpress.com Farmworkers want decertification ballots counted http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farmworkers-want-decertification-ballots-counted <div class="node-body gallery-body">Central Valley farm workers want immediate count of union decertification ballots</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farmworkers-want-decertification-ballots-counted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/farmworkers-want-decertification-ballots-counted#comments Government Government Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:43:00 +0000 151751 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Farm workers with Gerawan Farms in Fresno, Calif. protest in front of California ALRB offices, demanding that officials count ballots they cast last November to decertify the United Farm Workers of America from representing them in the work place.</p> Photos: Strange virus medley this spring in Coachella Valley bell peppers http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-strange-virus-medley-spring-coachella-valley-bell-peppers <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-strange-virus-medley-spring-coachella-valley-bell-peppers#comments Vegetables Conditions and Diseases Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:27:00 +0000 151661 at http://westernfarmpress.com Photos: Strange virus medley this spring in Coachella Valley bell peppers http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-strange-virus-medley-spring-coachella-valley-bell-peppers-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The 2014 spring cropping season in California's Coachella Valley brought quite a few surprises in the way of virus diseases for bell pepper growers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-strange-virus-medley-spring-coachella-valley-bell-peppers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/vegetables/photos-strange-virus-medley-spring-coachella-valley-bell-peppers-0#comments Vegetables Conditions and Diseases Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:27:00 +0000 151671 at http://westernfarmpress.com Photos: Omega Walnut celebrates industry success http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-omega-walnut-celebrates-industry-success <div class="node-body gallery-body">Omega Walnut celebrates second year of increased growth</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-omega-walnut-celebrates-industry-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/photos-omega-walnut-celebrates-industry-success#comments Orchard Crops Walnuts Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:17:00 +0000 151621 at http://westernfarmpress.com Tulelake research station benefits farmers in two states http://westernfarmpress.com/government/tulelake-research-station-benefits-farmers-two-states <div class="node-body gallery-body">Farmers in two states share benefits of university research of one.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/tulelake-research-station-benefits-farmers-two-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/tulelake-research-station-benefits-farmers-two-states#comments Government Groups & Organizations Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:02:00 +0000 151461 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>UCANR Vice President Barbara Allen Diaz looks at diseased potato roots during a field day at the Intermountain Research and Extension Center in Tulelake, Calif.</p> Photo Gallery: Solutions for Pierce's disease in grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-solutions-pierces-disease-grapes <div class="node-body gallery-body">Within the next decade, results of traditional and laboratory research could begin to remove one of the most ferocious disease threats to California’s wine grape industry - Pierce’s disease vectored by the glassy-winged sharpshooter pest. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-solutions-pierces-disease-grapes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-solutions-pierces-disease-grapes#comments Grapes Conditions and Diseases Diseases/Insect Pest of Tree and Vine (permanent crops) Foliar insects Pests Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:49:00 +0000 151421 at http://westernfarmpress.com Walnut dieback troublesome in Central California orchards http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/walnut-dieback-troublesome-central-california-orchards <div class="node-body gallery-body">Dieback in walnut orchards symptomatic of Botryosphaeria.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/walnut-dieback-troublesome-central-california-orchards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/walnut-dieback-troublesome-central-california-orchards#comments Orchard Crops Walnuts Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:19:00 +0000 151121 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Dieback symptoms in one tree included dead branches. Dieback was not limted to the tops of trees.</p> Photo Gallery: Allied Grape Growers annual meetings http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-allied-grape-growers-annual-meetings <div class="node-body gallery-body">Grape leader Jeff Bitter says the California wine industry overall is purring like a well-tuned engine, yet beware of continued bumps in the road from foreign competition, alternative beverages, and rising input costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-allied-grape-growers-annual-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/photo-gallery-allied-grape-growers-annual-meetings#comments Grapes Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:00 +0000 151071 at http://westernfarmpress.com