West

Ways for growers to conserve water, boost profits seen in irrigation report

Ceres Imaging, the irrigation performance management provider that uses aerial imagery and data analytics to help growers improve their irrigation practice, has released a study quantifying the extent and impact of drip irrigation issues in... more »

Earth Day: Growers understand that the soil is the foundation for everything

For those of us fortunate to be working in the agriculture industry, our everyday is Earth Day. We have a connection to the earth unlike any other. Almost all... more »

Virtual event kicks off AgTech effort to provide new food safety tools

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology in conjunction with The Center for Produce Safety and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture will launch the event: AgTechx Food Safety – A Year of... more »

Western drought spurs response from California governor

With much of the West experiencing drought conditions and California squarely in a second consecutive dry year, Gov. Gavin Newsom on April 21 directed state agencies to take immediate action to bolster drought resilience and... more »

Worsening drought conditions in the West leads to working group

The Biden-Harris administration announced April 21 the formation of an Interagency Working Group to address worsening drought conditions in the West and support farmers, Tribes and communities impacted by ongoing water shortages. The Working Group... more »

Water shortages throughout California seen as drought spreads

The 2020-21 California drought has led to significant water cutbacks, compelling farmers to fallow ground and public officials to respond with legislation intended to address the state's chronic water shortages. Farmers in more parts of... more »

UC Davis alumnus Bill Werner named new greenhouse manager

University of California, Davis alumnus Bill Werner has been promoted to lead manager for the extensive network of greenhouses located across campus. He has worked with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences greenhouse team... more »

LGMA endorses pre-harvest testing to reduce foodborne illness outbreaks

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Board has endorsed new Pre-Harvest Testing guidance in an effort to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks associated with lettuce and leafy greens. The guidance calls for pre-harvest testing of leafy... more »

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