Happy New Year! I’m glad it’s 2015. Good riddance to 2014 which is now toast – adios – history - kaput.
With hopefully a bright New Year to nip at our toes, top on my list of resolutions this new year is losing weight – always by far the top goal on many people’s New Year’s wish list. It’s time to dust off the bike seat, top off the air in the tires, and get cycling. ...More
The first manual snow survey of the California Sierra snowpack conducted Dec. 30 found more snow than last year at the same time yet the snow water equivalent as measured statewide remains far below average for the date....More
After several years of development, Toro announces its new Aqua-Traxx FC (Flow Control) drip tape. This product creates an entirely new category within the drip irrigation marketplace.
In the past, growers had to choose between uniformity and control over flow rates. Now, Aqua-Traxx FC provides growers with improved uniformity compared to turbulent-flow devices, and superior ability to control overall system flow rate compared to pressure-compensating devices.
This is made possible through the design of the flow control emitter....More
U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona says comprehensive immigration reform is necessary to meet the country’s labor needs for agriculture - but only after the U.S.-Mexico border is 90 percent sealed....More
Individual farmers and ranchers living through California’s drought crisis understand the real economic impact of the last three years of minute precipitation on the state’s $42 billion food, fiber, and fuel industry.
This year, producers have experienced evaporating watering holes, witnessed the removal of highly productive citrus trees yanked from the drought-cracked soil, made tough fallowed land decisions for annual crops, and nut trees which have weathered better years, water wise....More