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Annual nutrient management conference in California goes to virtual format

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) and the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) announce registration is now open for their 28th annual nutrient management conference Oct. 28-29.... more »

$50B in cash receipts for California farmers and ranchers in 2019

In 2019, California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over reported cash receipts for 2018. According to a news release, California’s agricultural... more »

LNU Lightning Complex Fires spur webinar for California farmers, landowners

Farmers and small-acreage landowners affected by the LNU Lightning Complex Fires are invited to an online webinar, Thursday, Sept. 10, to discuss what to do on the land and what to avoid. Speakers will cover... more »

UC Cooperative Extension and Colusa RCD launch ‘Soil Health Connection’

University of California Cooperative Extension and the Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers... more »

California county joins harvest program providing temporary housing to ag workers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on Sept. 3 announced that Santa Barbara County has joined Housing for the Harvest, a new program announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in August to provide temporary... more »

Ag, farmworker organizations team with California to distribute face masks

The state of California recently shipped 1.4 million N-95 masks to agricultural commissioners in 35 counties for wildfire smoke protection for farmworkers. This is part of that effort. From a joint news release by the... more »

AgBiome’s Howler gets California’s state registration

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide was recently approved by the state regulators in California and New York, according to a news release from the company. Howler is listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as a fungicide.... more »

UC Davis work on bee health; pollination gets boost from popular snack maker

The KIND Foundation has pledged $150,000 to help UC Davis work on bee health and pollination led by Professor Neal Williams in the Department of Entomology and Nematology. Support for the Williams Lab is part... more »


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