Monthly Archives: June 2018

Applications being accepted for 2018 Leopold Conservation Award

Know of a Golden State landowner who’s a conservation leader in your community? Or, maybe you’re that leader! Nominate a friend, colleague, or yourself for the 2018 California Leopold Conservation Award. Over 50 percent of all land in California is … Continue reading

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A Vineyard Fight Nearly Won – from Wines & Vines

Vineyard View: Success against Pierce’s disease show the value of funding research By Cliff Ohmart San Rafael, Calif.—In 1999, vine deaths in large portions of vineyard acreage in Temecula made it clear to the California wine industry and state, local … Continue reading

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Eat your (frozen) vegetables – they’re good for you. From The Business Journals

By Anne Stych If you think frozen vegetables are only good as a makeshift ice pack, think again. Putting those peas and carrots in your stomach instead of on your swollen knee will give you a nutritional boost almost equal … Continue reading

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Virulent Newcastle Disease update, with video PSAs

CDFA and the USDA are continuing their joint project to eradicate a recent outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease (VND) in Southern California. Detections have occurred at a small number of properties in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. The project includes extensive outreach to … Continue reading

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Strip leaves from citrus to reduce risk of spread of huanglongbing – from the Riverside Press Enterprise

By David Downey Southern Californians are being urged this summer to help fight a disease that threatens to wipe out the state’s iconic citrus by sharing fruit with friends, family and coworkers only after thoroughly washing it and removing the leaves. Agricultural … Continue reading

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Applications now being accepted for Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA)

The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) is California’s highest environmental honor. The award honors individuals, organizations, and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our environment, building public-private … Continue reading

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Recycled wastewater now flowing to Central Valley farms – from Water Deeply

By Matt Weiser Wastewater recycling doesn’t have to be a fancy affair. Sometimes it can be as simple as building a pipeline. That is more or less the full description of the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Project. Only a year after … Continue reading

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Public awareness emphasized during California Invasive Species Action Week

California Invasive Species Action Week  is underway this week and is continuing until Sunday, June 10. CDFA works in partnership with other state and federal agencies to try to prevent invasive species from entering California, and then managing infestations as … Continue reading

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A little more than a week remaining for mail-in responses for Census of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture.   To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire … Continue reading

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Outreach, surveying and testing for Virulent Newcastle Disease continue in Southern California

CDFA and the USDA are continuing their joint project to eradicate a recent outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease (VND) in Southern California. Detections have occurred at a small number of properties in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. The project … Continue reading

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