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  • Benefits of Being a Certified Crop Advisor in the Western United States
    California and Arizona grow produce that feeds the United States and the world. The diversity and value of the products grown in the West require a high level of technical expertise. The intensity of specialty agriculture must be balanced with concern for the environment to ensure sustainable crop production for… Read more »
  • Improving Airblast Spray Applications
    Plenty of factors can contribute to inefficiencies in pesticide spray applications. Complex interactions between equipment, environmental conditions and physical properties of the material being sprayed influence how much of the material hits the target and how much is wasted. Spray applications in tree nut orchards for pest and disease control… Read more »
  • Finding Practical Alternatives to Agricultural PPE During the Current Shortage
    In March a national emergency was declared for the novel Coronavirus and the Defense Production Act invoked to ensure that ventilators and PPE are distributed to healthcare workers in response to the pandemic. This act empowers the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to work from the top of the… Read more »
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  • USDA-NASS Predicts Third Straight Record-Breaking Almond Crop
    Increased Acreage and Improved Yields Cited as Reason for Record Production Click here to view the 2020 Subjective ForecastView the Almond Board of California’s full news release below or at Newsroom.Almonds.com MODESTO, Calif. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting a record California… Read more »
  • SEICAN Biopesticide Receives California Registration
    DURHAM, NC (May 5, 2020) —The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recently granted SEICAN biopesticide registration approval for use in the state. This approval brings to California growers an OMRI-listed miticide-insecticide that is highly effective against multiple pests with high economic impact on the wide variety of crops grown… Read more »
  • USDA Announces $15 Million for Conservation Innovation Grants
    WASHINGTON, April 28, 2020 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today a $15 million investment to help support the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals through June 29, 2020, for national Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). CIG projects inspire… Read more »

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