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Strawberry research production meeting spotlights sustainable farming practices 

California strawberry growers and industry members gathered in early May for the California Strawberry Commission’s (CSC) Production Research meeting held in Santa Maria, Calif. to hear from strawberry industry experts regarding key advancements in strawberry... more »

Kern County Crop Report highlights positive outlook for tomatoes

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) revealed positive trends for tomatoes and vegetable crops in Kern County in its recent crop report. Favorable weather conditions and proactive agricultural practices have contributed to a robust... more »

Naturipe exhibits at California Strawberry Festival

Naturipe Farms, a large strawberry grower, including blueberries and organics, plans to exhibit in a booth at the 38th Annual California Strawberry Festival in Ventura, California, on May 18-19. Founded in 1984, the festival highlights... more »

Strawberry pests controlled by new tools 

Strawberry growers in the Central Coast are headed toward a zero-tolerance policy on lygus bugs, the most destructive insect pest in the crop. When the bugs feed on the seeds, they cause misshapen fruit that... more »

Bureau of Reclamation increases California water allocations

The Bureau of Reclamation has increased Central Valley (California) Project 2024 water supply allocations for south-of-Delta contractors and those in the Friant Division. While all north-of-Delta Central Valley Project contractors are currently at 100% of... more »

California strawberry grower Mayra Paniagua receives award

Mayra Paniagua, a second-generation California grower, has received the Strawberry Industry Impact Award from the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Paniagua's parents migrated from Mexico, starting out as pickers and eventually moving up to... more »

San Joaquin Valley vineyard tips offered

Mechanical pruning can help winegrape growers save costs. That's among some of the suggestions provided in the latest From the Vine/Vit Tips Newsletter from the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Kern County. Mechanical pruning... more »

Carmel Valley winegrapes: Parsonage Village Vineyard

Thinning, wildlife control aid Parsonage Village Vineyard Aggressive pruning is part of staying on top of things at Carmel Valley’s Parsonage Village Vineyard that grows grapes by battling disease, weeds, wildlife damage and other obstacles.... more »

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