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Get that DNA out of my food! Commented on: 1 week ago (July 18, 2016)

These are the same ignorant bozos that would ban dihydrogen monoxide from the environment. Monsanto has secret science on that also.

EPA approves safe pesticidal IGI carbon dioxide for pest control fumigation Commented on: 1 week ago (July 15, 2016)

One cannot help but wonder why it took the industry so long to apply this obvious non-residual approach to managing anything that requires oxygen and releases carbon dioxide during respiration.

California farm leader Mark Watte loses bout with cancer Commented on: 5 weeks ago (June 21, 2016)

Mark was a great guy, and a good friend, he will be missed by the community, the industry, and family.

Signs of potassium deficiency are in the leaves Commented on: 5 weeks ago (June 17, 2016)

As has been demonstrated repeatedly for the last 30 years, adequate K can be applied through irrigation water in small doses (20-30 lbs/a) during peak crop demand periods without the necessity to...

How emotions hurt communities and the environment Commented on: 6 weeks ago (June 14, 2016)

If you are going to blame anyone, blame Walt Disney and company.

‘Discovery to launch’ – the slow road to bring pesticides to market Commented on: 6 weeks ago (June 10, 2016)

The risk, cost, and potential return on pesticide development as compared with medical drugs is why most of the large chemical companies divested themselves of the pesticide business and focused...

California High Speed Rail going nowhere fast Commented on: 6 weeks ago (June 10, 2016)

The engineers looking at the necessary tunneling say that alone will eat the entire $60+ billion budget. What I do not understand is why there is not a simple ballot measure to have an up or down...

Almond Board taps national lab to help study aquifers Commented on: 8 weeks ago (May 30, 2016)

We are seeing "interesting" tree responses to some of the newer herbicides where after several dry years we had a wet spring that apparently moved previously applied materials down further into...

Viticulturist fingers poor conditions during bloom for last year’s disappointing Central Coast yields Commented on: 11 weeks ago (May 12, 2016)

Well, Lowell mentioned a number of detrimental issues that affected berry set, most associated with weather, and other environmental effects - drought, salinity, probably water quantity and...

California rice’s priorities - water, regulations, politics Commented on: 13 weeks ago (April 26, 2016)

"The last two years of the four-year California drought has impacted the rice industry the worst." So rice acreage is down 20+%. Compare that to hundreds of farmers south of the delta who were...

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