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Sonoma County winegrape growers, Ford plan electric vehicle pilot

The Sonoma County Winegrowers are joining Ford Pro in a pilot project that will bring electric vehicles and connected services to three farms in Sonoma County, California. The heart of the project is to demonstrate... more »

Biological soil analysis BeCrop updated by Biome Makers

Biome Makers Inc. announced Jan. 27 updates to its advanced biological soil analysis: BeCrop. Growers used to have to wait until after the growing season to determine the success of their crops, but now BeCrop... more »

Improved nitrogen fertilization, irrigation practices sought in California

The California Department of Food And Agriculture (CDFA) has received $2 million from the USDA for a research consortium to implement a demonstration and outreach approach to help farmers improve nitrogen fertilization and irrigation practices.... more »

Tool identified in fight against fungal disease on pomegranates

The production of pomegranates is increasing globally. While India is the largest producer of this fruit, the pomegranate shrub or tree can be grown in any tropical to temperate climate. In the United States, approximately... more »

California State Water Project allocation increased to 15%

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Jan. 20 it is increasing the State Water Project allocation to 15% of requested supplies for 2022. Last month, due to low water levels, the Department announced... more »

2022 NAS Prize in Food & Agriculture Sciences goes to David Lobell

Climate change requires major adjustments in agricultural techniques that allow traditional crops to grow under extreme conditions. However, developing new techniques requires an intricate understanding of how shifts in climate affect crop growth. David Lobell of Stanford... more »

Free weekly organic agriculture seminars set for California growers

Growers are invited to attend free organic agriculture seminars hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension. Lunchtime seminars will be offered on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. through March 8. The 30-minute presentations will... more »

‘Safe environment’ readied at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Jan. 25-27

Despite the presence of the Omicron variant, the latest modeling (January 17) projects the risk of COVID transmission during the Jan. 25-27 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at a rate of less than two cases... more »

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