Grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Water storage key element sought in water bonds http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds <div class="field-byline"> Almond Board of California </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are several water bonds being considered by the California Legislature, and one key factor being considered in all of them is a provision for infrastructure development, including new storage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/water-storage-key-element-sought-water-bonds#comments Government Grapes Irrigation Tree Nuts Gold Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:21:00 +0000 148171 at http://westernfarmpress.com Organic is not the ‘sustainable’ food of the future http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future <div class="field-byline"> Richard Cornett, Director of Communications, Western Plant Health Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don't fall for the modern myth that organic food production is “more sustainable” in the long run than conventional crop production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/organic-not-sustainable-food-future#comments Cotton Equipment Grapes Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 148081 at http://westernfarmpress.com Prevention is key to protecting vineyards from vine mealybug http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/prevention-key-protecting-vineyards-vine-mealybug <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The best way to manage vine mealybug is preventing it from becoming established.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/prevention-key-protecting-vineyards-vine-mealybug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/prevention-key-protecting-vineyards-vine-mealybug#comments Grapes Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:24:00 +0000 147931 at http://westernfarmpress.com Water management tops wine grape challenges http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/water-management-tops-wine-grape-challenges <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“No one in the valley has any surplus water this year,” says Mendocino County grape grower Zac Robinson. “We’ll have to get by with whatever we have in our ponds.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/water-management-tops-wine-grape-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/water-management-tops-wine-grape-challenges#comments Grapes Irrigation Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:17:00 +0000 147921 at http://westernfarmpress.com How to maximize DOV raisin yields http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/how-maximize-dov-raisin-yields <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Matthew Fidelibus suspects variations in DOV raisin production levels reflect differences in the way growers and researchers manage exposure of the vines to sunlight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/how-maximize-dov-raisin-yields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/how-maximize-dov-raisin-yields#comments Grapes Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:06:00 +0000 147911 at http://westernfarmpress.com California farmers have powerful ally — the sun? http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-farmers-have-powerful-ally-sun <div class="field-byline"> Don Curlee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Need irrigation water? An Israeli company is pointing California toward the sun — desalinating brackish water.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-farmers-have-powerful-ally-sun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-farmers-have-powerful-ally-sun#comments Grapes Irrigation Management Tree Nuts Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:28:00 +0000 147541 at http://westernfarmpress.com Pesticide registration decision may bring suit against EPA http://westernfarmpress.com/government/pesticide-registration-decision-may-bring-suit-against-epa <div class="field-byline"> National Cotton Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Activist groups are threatening to sue EPA over the agency's decision to register a new pesticide — cyantraniliprole.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/government/pesticide-registration-decision-may-bring-suit-against-epa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/government/pesticide-registration-decision-may-bring-suit-against-epa#comments Government Grapes Management Tree Nuts Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:03:00 +0000 147881 at http://westernfarmpress.com Faster method to detect farm problems takes flight http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/faster-method-detect-farm-problems-takes-flight <div class="node-body article-body">The GeoBlu Explorer is an unmanned aerial vehicle which can help farmers track down problems in crop fields and on livestock operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/faster-method-detect-farm-problems-takes-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/equipment/faster-method-detect-farm-problems-takes-flight#comments Equipment Grapes Miscellaneous Tree Nuts Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:16:00 +0000 147871 at http://westernfarmpress.com The GeoBlu Explorer searches fields for trouble spots caused by pests and diseases, plant nutrition and water issues, and more. Kenneson Farms continues 100-year vineyard tradition http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/kenneson-farms-continues-100-year-vineyard-tradition <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Availability of water isn’t the only doubtful factor in Steve Dee’s plans this year. He’ll also need to find 100 or so workers to pick, dry and box grapes during the month-long harvest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/kenneson-farms-continues-100-year-vineyard-tradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/kenneson-farms-continues-100-year-vineyard-tradition#comments Grapes Markets Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:45:00 +0000 147611 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Steve Dee in one of his Thompson Seedless raisin vineyards west of Kerman, Calif.</p> California agriculture has bright future, despite drought http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-agriculture-has-bright-future-despite-drought <div class="field-byline"> Dennis Pollock </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scarcity of water has not dried out hopes for continued growth in California agriculture production and sales as global appetites — particularly in China — heighten demand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-agriculture-has-bright-future-despite-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/california-agriculture-has-bright-future-despite-drought#comments Grapes Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:30:00 +0000 147461 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>From left, Nat DiBuduo, president of the California chapter of ASFMRA, and award winners Harry Cline, Mark Borba and Ross Borba.</p>