Sunday, June 16, 2024

PAGG Hosts Central Valley Growers Agricultural Workshop

By Valley Ag Voice Staff The Punjabi American Growers’ Group is hosting a Central Valley Growers Agricultural Workshop on May 18 from...

California Moves Closer to Banning Paraquat

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice In continuity with efforts to reduce pesticide usage in California, the Assembly Committee on Environmental...

California Citrus Farmers Wrestle with Invasive Pests Amidst Market Optimism

Citrus Showcase 2024 highlights the industry's economic landscape and battle against invasive pests. By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice As the top...

California’s Battle Against Oriental Fruit Fly and Avian Flu Escalates

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice California’s fruit and poultry industries are facing serious production strains due to two distinct, flighted...

Central Valley Ag Commissioners Implement Pest Management Solutions  

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice During his afternoon training session, Rufus diligently sorted through a mixture of packages, easily detecting...
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DPR Proposes New Regulation, Community Members Push for Pesticide Notification

By Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed a regulation to notify the public prior to...

Cotton Crop Suffers 11.4% Decline Amidst Lygus Infestation, Tulare Lake Flooding

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice Faced with an abnormally wet year, California cotton is down 11.4% from last year’s crop, making...

New Pest Infests Almonds and Pistachios in Central Valley

Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice A new pest called the carpophilus beetle was recently found in the San Joaquin Valley, infesting...

Ventura County Orders Citrus Quarantine

Citrus pests decrease production in California. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice The California Department of Food and Agriculture ordered a quarantine for...

Infected Citrus Pest ‘One Step Closer to Central Valley’

Huanglongbing disease detected in Ventura County. Natalie Willis, Reporter, Valley Ag Voice In response to the California Citrus Disease and Prevention Program's confirmed...

A Dangerous Pest Poses a Threat to Central Valley’s Commercial Citrus 

By the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program  A dangerous pest called the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is often found this time...
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California Citrus Mutual Takes Leading Role in Keeping HLB Out of State’s Groves

Farm Credit has supported advocacy group’s efforts on behalf of industry for over 20 years Press release provided by Farm Credit Alliance California...

California Unveils Plan to Sustainably Manage Pests and Eliminate High-risk Pesticides by 2050

Press Release provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation On January 26th, the state joined leaders from a diverse range of...
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Spotted Lanternfly Provokes Action in California

By Audrey Hill, Feature Contributor, Valley Ag Voice In 2021 California enacted a state exterior quarantine that prohibits the entry of many...

How to Become a Crop Duster

By Jon Slikker, Jr., Aerial Applicator, Vince Dusters Crop Duster—today we love to be called a Crop Duster. When you go into...

Ask Your PCA: How Do You Control Asian Citrus Psyllid?

By Chris Boisseranc, Southwest Ag Consulting, Redlands Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation  The Asian citrus psyllid is a pest that...
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State Invests $1.78 Million to Fund Projects that Promote Safer, More Sustainable Pest Management

Press Release by California Department of Pesticide Regulation  On August 11th, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced $1.78 million in...
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Avaunt® eVo Insect Control Receives Supplemental Label in California; Offers New Mode of Action...

Press Release Provided by FMC Avaunt® eVo insect control from FMC has obtained a supplemental label for use on tree nuts to...
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State Invests $3.75 Million to Fund Research Into Safer, More Sustainable Pest Management

Press Release Provided by California Department of Pesticide Regulation On April 21st, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) awarded $3.75 million...

CDFA Accepting Applications for Two Pesticide Grant Programs

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting...
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California Establishes Quarantine to Prohibit the Introduction of the Spotted Lanternfly into California

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture A state exterior quarantine has been declared to prohibit the introduction...
Emerald Ash Borer

California Establishes Quarantine to Prevent the Introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into California

Press Release Provided by Department of Food and Agriculture A state quarantine has been declared to prevent the introduction of Emerald Ash...
Insects on orange citrus trees orchard heavily infected with huanglongbing yellow dragon citrus greening plague deadly disease By Edgloris Marys

USDA Invests $13.6 Million in Citrus Greening Research

Press Release Provided by the USDA On January 19th the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)...
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Ecological Farming: The Way to Go!

By Marcia Wolfe, Biology/Ecology Contributor, Valley Ag Voice Believe it or not, we can benefit from farming ecologically; some of us already...
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Those Pesky Bugs and Critters

By Mike McCoyExecutive Director, Kern County Museum Mike McCoy Executive Director, Kern County Museum Anyone who has had a home garden knows the struggle...
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DPR Awards $1.34 Million for Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos Research Grants

Press Release Provided by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation The Department of Pesticide Regulation announced in late August that it has...