Multimedia Library - All en "The Rat Pack" helps CCM celebrate 39 years <div class="node-body gallery-body">California Citrus Mutual celebrated 39 years as "the voice of the citrus grower" by hosting an annual meeting complete with members of "The Rat Pack." The annual gathering of the citrus trade association typically features dinner, evening entertainment, and introduction of the board of directors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Citrus Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:22:00 +0000 171261 at <p>Sammy Davis Jr., Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, otherwise known as &quot;The Rat Pack Group,&quot; provided the evening entertainment at the 39th Annual California Citrus Mutual meeting in Visalia.</p> ‘Moonscape’ effect not that desirable in vineyards anymore <div class="node-body video-body">Changes in irrigation, economics leading growers to alter perceptions, strategies for controlling unwanted vegetation in vineyards.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:58:00 +0000 171111 at Opening night at 2016 CAPCA Conference at Anaheim <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 42nd Annual CAPCA Conference opened in Anaheim, Calif. to record attendance amidst a venue touted as &quot;The Happiest Place On Earth.&quot;</p> <p>Under the theme &quot;Feeding a Nation, Fighting the Fear,&quot; about 1,600 registered participants and 170 different trade show vendors packed the Disneyland Convention Center for two days of information sharing and networking.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Chemicals Pests Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:38:00 +0000 170701 at Gallery: Farming guayule a good option for the Deen's <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:42:00 +0000 170081 at California sorghum growers get crash course in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agenda Plant and Animal Health Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:25:00 +0000 169701 at <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 <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;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agenda Wed, 07 Sep 2016 23:57:00 +0000 169691 at Honeydews: from California fields to Canadian markets <div class="node-body gallery-body">Northern California honeydew harvest has connections with Canada</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:45:00 +0000 169621 at <p>Honeydew melons are whisked along a conveyor line to coolers, and eventually consumers.</p> Farm advisor studies wine grapes in 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grapes Grapes Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:32:00 +0000 169411 at <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 <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:11:00 +0000 168921 at <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 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>About a dozen cotton growers from across the&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Barley Corn Grapes Wheat Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:48:00 +0000 168641 at