Management http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en California regulators study pesticide usage near schools http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-regulators-study-pesticide-usage-near-schools <div class="field-byline"> Richard Cornett, Director of Communications, Western Plant Health Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has wrapped up public workshops focused on obtaining input and feedback from the public about the use of pesticides near California schools.</p> <p>The public sessions, which took place in May and June in Sacramento, Salinas, Ventura, Oxnard, Lamont and Coachella, were sparked by a media story written by the Center of Investigating Reporting concerning Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-regulators-study-pesticide-usage-near-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-regulators-study-pesticide-usage-near-schools#comments Management Pesticides Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:41:00 +0000 159741 at http://westernfarmpress.com 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 Agren updates ‘SoilCalculator’ to better estimate erosion, cost http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agren-updates-soilcalculator-better-estimate-erosion-cost <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001MynXEvCHS3uHap6OUmxhiRP2VLj4TpOU4UTcPCOIilffu2xemeq7Vd7Gsmqpk-ZNlh16t19HaxujWpYzT-ZZn9zSlDAnFhqSoB0aTW6hnQPb_FfcvMqkmDS4pIn_5xUZKxSsoXk3zQ2NM1371e8M-XZ8k6TXsOF_bFMvhTf7T4w=&amp;c=-GtJTqraJ__uxv8Q8I7Yk2h1Zru_hoTsUl6-oHkpo4CrR9grn3cVow==&amp;ch=24ixPf63lrlKTQ4Iz__K1ptXaRvDVJPfdZmFSU55u5wXvn849DVIHQ==" target="_blank">Agren, Inc.</a>&nbsp;has released a new version of its <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001MynXEvCHS3uHap6OUmxhiRP2VLj4TpOU4UTcPCOIilffu2xemeq7Vd7Gsmqpk-ZNaDrLrR1WhMgPfBl9kPOlV1Mb8sGquOWVNiy1gV6vk_0vBfbtndyHsf5crhJCwwjnqK7lKbJniCvGq6ial</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agren-updates-soilcalculator-better-estimate-erosion-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/agren-updates-soilcalculator-better-estimate-erosion-cost#comments Management Tue, 12 May 2015 20:23:00 +0000 158471 at http://westernfarmpress.com 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 California ASFMRA conference draws large crowd http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-asfmra-conference-draws-large-crowd <div class="node-body gallery-body">Rural managers and appraisers gather in Paso Robles for 2015 Outlook Conference</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-asfmra-conference-draws-large-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/california-asfmra-conference-draws-large-crowd#comments Management Management Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:31:00 +0000 157811 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Fred Hepler, president of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, chats with California Chapter Executive Director Suzie Roget at the 2015 Outlook Conference in Paso Robles.</p> USDA: Record number of U.S. organic producers http://westernfarmpress.com/management/usda-record-number-us-organic-producers <div class="node-body article-body">There are 19,474 certified organic operations in the U.S. and 27,814 certified organic operations around the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/usda-record-number-us-organic-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/usda-record-number-us-organic-producers#comments Management Organic Farming Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:25:00 +0000 157801 at http://westernfarmpress.com SDI systems have bright future in helping feed growing world population http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population <div class="node-body video-body">Netafim celebrates 50th anniversary with press conference, new product introduction at World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/irrigation/sdi-systems-have-bright-future-helping-feed-growing-world-population#comments Alfalfa Irrigation Management Orchard Crops Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:25:00 +0000 157741 at http://westernfarmpress.com ASFMRA Outlook Conference Employee Relations class http://westernfarmpress.com/management/asfmra-outlook-conference-employee-relations-class <div class="node-body article-body">California rural appraisers offer important Ag labor training class in Paso Robles</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/asfmra-outlook-conference-employee-relations-class" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/asfmra-outlook-conference-employee-relations-class#comments Management Training Mon, 06 Apr 2015 20:15:00 +0000 157451 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The California ASFMRA chapter will offer important information in a day-long workshop in Paso Robles in April&nbsp;15.</p> Late-season N fertilization can boost low protein in durum wheat http://westernfarmpress.com/management/late-season-n-fertilization-can-boost-low-protein-durum-wheat <div class="field-byline"> Mike Ottman, University of Arizona Extension agronomist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Low protein grain results in the loss of income to the grower through price discounts, but can be avoided by late-season nitrogen fertilizer applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/late-season-n-fertilization-can-boost-low-protein-durum-wheat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/late-season-n-fertilization-can-boost-low-protein-durum-wheat#comments Management Wheat Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:39:00 +0000 157221 at http://westernfarmpress.com UC's new online photo gallery of spray drift damage http://westernfarmpress.com/management/ucs-new-online-photo-gallery-spray-drift-damage <div class="field-byline"> By Tunyalee Martin and Chris Laning, UC Statewide IPM Program </div> <div class="field-deck"> Herbicide spray drift damage sometimes mistaken </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of California offers online photo gallery of herbicide spray drift damage</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/management/ucs-new-online-photo-gallery-spray-drift-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/management/ucs-new-online-photo-gallery-spray-drift-damage#comments Management Practices and Systems Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:54:00 +0000 157041 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Herbicide spray drift damage in almonds.</p> David Doll, University of California