Multimedia Library - All http://westernfarmpress.com/media/all en Arizona citrus industry huddles on ACP-HLB issue http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arizona-citrus-industry-huddles-acp-hlb-issue <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Learning the latest information about the citrus industry&#39;s worst top pest-disease combo - the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing&nbsp;(HLB) - drew a packed house for the 2015 Citrus and Date Palm Seminar&nbsp;held at the Yuma Agricultural Center and sponsored by the University of Arizona (UA).</p> <p>Speakers shared the latest information about the&nbsp;ACP and HLB in Florida - the first U.S. state of get the disease now a decade ago, plus information of the pest or disease status in the West in California and Arizona&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arizona-citrus-industry-huddles-acp-hlb-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/arizona-citrus-industry-huddles-acp-hlb-issue#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Conditions and Diseases Foliar insects Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:44:00 +0000 159571 at http://westernfarmpress.com Apricot yield a little light, says California grower http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/apricot-yield-little-light-says-california-grower <div class="node-body gallery-body">2015 California apricot harvest is light but quality and size remain good</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/apricot-yield-little-light-says-california-grower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/apricot-yield-little-light-says-california-grower#comments Orchard Crops Stone Fruit Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:09:00 +0000 159411 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Hand crews are used to harvest apricots from orchards in Central California.</p> California plums coming in a few days early http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-plums-coming-few-days-early <div class="node-body gallery-body">California plums are making their way from trees to a market near you</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-plums-coming-few-days-early" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/california-plums-coming-few-days-early#comments Orchard Crops Stone Fruit Thu, 04 Jun 2015 21:50:00 +0000 159191 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Harvesting plums requires hand labor crews to pick fruit from trees based on ripeness and color.</p> Tipton dairyman delays triticale harvest for blackbirds http://westernfarmpress.com/management/tipton-dairyman-delays-triticale-harvest-blackbirds <div class="node-body gallery-body">California dairyman postpones triticale harvest for blackbirds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/tipton-dairyman-delays-triticale-harvest-blackbirds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/tipton-dairyman-delays-triticale-harvest-blackbirds#comments Management Grains Fri, 22 May 2015 18:24:00 +0000 158811 at http://westernfarmpress.com Limited hail damage reported in California grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/limited-hail-damage-reported-california-grapes <div class="node-body gallery-body">Isolated hail storms damage some California grape vines</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/limited-hail-damage-reported-california-grapes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/limited-hail-damage-reported-california-grapes#comments Grapes Hail Tue, 19 May 2015 16:55:00 +0000 158671 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Hail-damaged grape leaves from a May 7 storm in Central California. Hail was reported from Lodi to Madera in the San Joaquin Valley. <em>Photo by Lindsay Jordan, University of California.</em></p> 2015 Desert Ag Conference huge hit with farming crowd http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/2015-desert-ag-conference-huge-hit-farming-crowd <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>About 230 pest control advisers, growers, and other agricultural industry members gathered May 6-7 for the 2015 Desert Ag Conference held in Chandler, Ariz.</p> <p>The crowd heard the latest information on about 20 agricultural issues and topics including pests in alfalfa, bee health, new leadership at&nbsp;the Arizona Department of Agriculture,&nbsp;the agricultural weather forecast, insect vector management, precision phosphate applications, cotton pest management, and more.</p> <p>Enjoy these snapshots at this key Arizona agricultural event.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/2015-desert-ag-conference-huge-hit-farming-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/2015-desert-ag-conference-huge-hit-farming-crowd#comments Miscellaneous Pesticides Mon, 18 May 2015 00:07:00 +0000 158601 at http://westernfarmpress.com Amber waves of university grain draws large crowd http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/amber-waves-university-grain-draws-large-crowd <div class="node-body gallery-body">Small grains field day draws large crowd to UC Davis research farm</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/amber-waves-university-grain-draws-large-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/amber-waves-university-grain-draws-large-crowd#comments Miscellaneous Cereal Grains Thu, 14 May 2015 19:28:00 +0000 158521 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><span>University wheat experts, from left, Jorge&nbsp;</span>Dubcovsky<span>, UC Davis wheat breeder; Lee Jackson, emeritus small grains specialist; and, Mark&nbsp;</span>Lundy<span>, small grains advisor in Yuba, Sutter and&nbsp;</span>Colusa<span>&nbsp;counties. Effective Oct. 1,&nbsp;</span>Lundy<span>&nbsp;will be the new statewide small grains advisor at UC Davis.</span></p> Harvest crews move quick to pick strawberries http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/harvest-crews-move-quick-pick-strawberries <div class="node-body gallery-body">Strawberry crews move quick to pick fresh fruit for market</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/harvest-crews-move-quick-pick-strawberries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/harvest-crews-move-quick-pick-strawberries#comments Miscellaneous Fruits Fri, 08 May 2015 15:46:00 +0000 158381 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Fresh California strawberries will move from field to market within hours.</p> Strawberry field day draws 'berry' large crowd http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/strawberry-field-day-draws-berry-large-crowd <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Surendra Dara seemed pleased with the turn-out for his annual strawberry field day in Santa Maria, Calif.</p> <p>Dara is the strawberry and vegetable crops advisor and affiliated IPM advisor in San Luis Obispo County.</p> <p>More than 100 people came to hear updates on strawberry research and receive practical advice in farming practices relative to the berry crop.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/strawberry-field-day-draws-berry-large-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/strawberry-field-day-draws-berry-large-crowd#comments Miscellaneous Crops Thu, 07 May 2015 21:21:00 +0000 158361 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>UC Farm Advisor Mark Bolda&nbsp;gave a quick class on leaf sampling and what to look for when trying to determine mineral nutrient deficiencies in strawberries.</p> 2015 ASFMRA-California Chapter Outlook Conference http://westernfarmpress.com/management/2015-asfmra-california-chapter-outlook-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), water,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">c</span><span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">ommodity</span><span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> prices, farm&nbsp;acreage</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/2015-asfmra-california-chapter-outlook-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/2015-asfmra-california-chapter-outlook-conference#comments Management Citrus Tomatoes Mon, 04 May 2015 01:00:00 +0000 158221 at http://westernfarmpress.com