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Monthly Archives: August 2013

News Release – Oriental fruit fly quarantine in Southern California A quarantine for the Oriental fruit fly has been declared in the Anaheim area of Orange County and in the Artesia/Cerritos area of Los Angeles County. Multiple adult flies and larvae have been detected on properties in the quarantine zone. Additional information, … Continue reading

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Back To School: MyPlate Helps Teach Our Kids to Make Healthy Choices

“Back to school” is an exciting time. Summer may be drawing to a close, but our kids miss their friends and they’re filled with nervous energy about all that awaits them. I remember – do you?  Of all the important … Continue reading

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Venture aims to be world’s largest aquaponics farm – From the Santa Cruz Sentinel

Native California sturgeon provide an essential element to the aquaponic process Jon Parr and Drew Hopkins are creating in Watsonville. The sturgeon will also be sold to fish markets and restaurants as they grow. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel) ( Shmuel Thaler ) … Continue reading

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Hunger and Food Access in the Central Valley

Yesterday, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture convened in Fresno to discuss the issue of hunger and food access in the Central Valley. It’s shocking, that the most productive agricultural region in the United States also has one … Continue reading

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Unusual State Jobs: Seed Botanist – From the Sacramento Bee                             This is the second installment in our (Sacramento Bee) series on California state employees whose jobs don’t immediately come to mind when you think of government … Continue reading

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CDFA’s Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) unveils new crop fertilization guidelines

Over the years, numerous research projects have investigated different aspects of fertilizer management for crops grown in California. In many cases, however, a comprehensive , current, research-based overview of fertilizer management is missing. In an effort to address this, FREP is working collaboratively … Continue reading

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