Vegetables en Agricultural losses add up as crooks profit <div class="node-body blog-body">Thieves continue to steal truckloads of tree nuts and bee hives in California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Vegetables Farm Press Blog Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:05:00 +0000 164611 at California weed science gathering continues to grow <div class="node-body gallery-body">California Weed Science Society talks challenges at annual meeting</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alfalfa Grapes Management Orchard Crops Rice Tree Nuts Vegetables Groups & Organizations Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:12:00 +0000 164421 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Past&nbsp;</span>CWSS<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Board Chairman Rick Miller, left, presented&nbsp;</span>UCCE<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;Weed Specialist Steven&nbsp;</span>Fennimore<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;the 2016 Award of Excellence for his work with&nbsp;</span>CWSS<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;on a book to educate managers on principles of weed control.</span></p> Processing tomato contracts pegged at 13.2 million tons <div class="field-deck"> Early estimate </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As of January, California tomato processors report intentions to sign planting contracts for 13.2 million tons of production in 2016, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.</p> <p>To reach this tonnage, processors estimate contracted production on about 271,000 acres with an average yield of 48.7 tons per acre.</p> <p>This is an 8 percent decrease from the August 2015 California Processing Tomato Report.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Tomatoes Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:39:00 +0000 164261 at Rainy weather a red-flag for downy mildew in vegetables <div class="field-byline"> Mike Matheron, University of Arizona plant pathologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The moist weather pattern in early January which affected Arizona and Yuma County in particular has provided the environmental conditions needed for downy mildew development on winter-grown vegetable crops susceptible to this plant disease.&nbsp;</p> <p>Rainfall in the vegetable production regions of Yuma County, plus the associated high relative humidity, provided ideal conditions for the rapid development of downy mildew.</p> <p>Major vegetable crops in Yuma susceptible to downy mildew include lettuce, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and onions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables El Nino Precipitation Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:41:00 +0000 164081 at <p><strong>Downy mildew on head lettuce. Photo: Mike Matheron.</strong></p> EPA releases pollinator risk assessment strategy <div class="field-deck"> Neonicotinoids under review by federal and state officials </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Neonicotinoids under review as government moves to protect pollinators</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Vegetables Regulations Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:32:00 +0000 164021 at <p>Regulators continue to look at several neonicotinoid insecticides and may place further restrictions on their use in an effort to protect pollinators.</p> Yuma Agriculture Water Conference slated for Jan. 13 <div class="field-deck"> Jan. 13 conference at Arizona Western College, Yuma </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Yuma agricultural community continues to look for opportunities to engage and educate stakeholders on the importance of staying up-to-date on water issues and the impact that management decisions can have on the farming industry.</p> <p>The Yuma Agriculture Water Conference, slated for Jan. 13 in Yuma, Ariz., will bring together experts and leaders on the current issues regarding water rights and supply.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Drought Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:13:00 +0000 164011 at Desert plant pathogen resistance to fungicides <div class="field-byline"> Mike Matheron, University of Arizona plant pathologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Plant pathogens are similar to other living organisms since they contain a degree of genetic variability within their genes that govern physical structure and internal biochemical activities.&nbsp;</p> <p>Any selection pressure imposed on a population of an organism can result in visible and invisible changes within the population.</p> <p>Selective breeding is a tool used to express the genetic diversity within a population of an organism, as demonstrated by the proliferation of dog breeds or varieties of agricultural crops when compared to original ancestral forms.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Conditions and Diseases Fungicides Pesticides Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:25:00 +0000 163521 at Transplants could shift some lettuce production from Huron, Calif. to low desert <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The effects of the four-year drought continues to rock California&rsquo;s bread-and-butter &ndash; the agricultural industry. &nbsp;</p> <p>Due to water troubles, the drought could force some late summer lettuce production to shift from the Huron area in Fresno County to the south in the winter desert vegetable production areas in southernmost Imperial County and neighboring Yuma County, Ariz.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Tue, 08 Dec 2015 12:12:00 +0000 163481 at <p><strong>Attendees at the 2015 Fall Desert Crops Workshop held in Imperial, Calif.&nbsp;included Californians - from left -&nbsp;Darren Fillmore of&nbsp;SWIIM System; plus Juan Salazar and Mcebisi Mkhwanazi of the Imperial Irrigation District, all at Imperial.</strong></p> PH-D fungicide now labeled for chemigation in carrots <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced a label addition for PH-D Fungicide &ndash; chemigation on carrots in California.</p> <p>PH-D is a broad-spectrum fungicide that controls a wide range of fungi, including alternaria, early blight, botrytis, and powdery mildew.</p> <p>The company says California growers will welcome the use of PH-D through chemigation for carrots.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Fungicides Pesticides Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:31:00 +0000 163451 at Gowan Company to acquire global DNA business from Dow AgroSciences <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Gowan Company announced Nov. 30 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire global dinitroaniline (DNA) herbicide portfolio from Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company.</p> <p>The acquisition includes global product registrations and trademarks, including Treflan, Edge, Team, Bonalan and Sonalan, intellectual property and labels for herbicides based on the molecules trifluralin, benfluralin and ethalfluralin.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Cotton Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:04:00 +0000 163331 at