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Citrus greening disease research receives grant

Two new research projects aimed at preventing and diagnosing the devastating citrus greening disease have been launched at the University of California, Davis, funded by more than $5 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA recently announced a new $30 million effort to combat the bacterial disease, also known as Huanglongbing, which […]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

TULARE CO. CROP REPORT For week ending February 21, 2015 Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Wheat, oats, and other winter forage crops continue to grow well. Irrigations continue due to the lack of rain. Alfalfa fields are being cultivated and planted. Field preparations are underway for the spring planting of corn. Deciduous Tree Fruits, […]

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Pine St. Pediatrics works for kids

As early as 2011 Dr. David Sine and his wife Dr. Kealani Sine opened their new business in downtown. Little did they know how successful their business would become. Located on the south east corner of E Street and Pine just behind the wall of the Exeter’s orange mural are doctors hard at work. Parents […]

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Having a Hay day

A glance off Highway 198 in Farmersville and the name Oscar’s catches your eye. Beneath the sign attached to the industrial metal structure are large stacks of hay bales and a Peterbilt rig parked on a large patch of dirt that serves as a parking lot. It looks like the kind of place where old […]

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Asian Citrus Psyllid found near Spruce Avenue

Tulare County agriculture officials announced last week that another citrus pest was found near Exeter despite a county-wide citrus quarantine zone being in effect since September. In a Feb. 11 e-mail, Tulare County Agriculture Commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita said at least one Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), a pest carrying the fatal citrus tree disease Huanglongbing (HLB) […]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

For the week ending Feb. 14, 2015. Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Wheat, oats, and other winter forage crops continue to grow well; the past weekend’s storms were beneficial. Still, some growers are irrigating to make up for the lack of rain. Alfalfa fields are being cultivated and planted. Field preparations continue for spring […]

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Make a wish…

When you close your eyes to make a wish, what do you see? Is your wish covered in custom rhinestones or perhaps it’s a playful graphic tee. For those who are longing for an exclusive boutique style, Heather Rivas is there to make your wishes come true. Rivas officially took over ownership of Exeter’s Wish […]

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Drones take off at Ag Expo

Thousands of people from across the globe converge on World Ag Expo each year to inspect the latest in technology to make agriculture more scientific and efficient. But among the more than 1,400 exhibitors at this year’s show, one local company saw more than its share of media attention. Mark Hull, owner of Exeter-based start-up […]

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Mike Lane named new Executive Director of BIA

After 25 years of service and dedication, Bob Keenan announced his retirement from the Building Industry Association (BIA) at the end of January. In recognition of his dedication and community service, the BIA will host a Retirement Social for Keenan on Friday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. in Visalia at the Lamp Liter Inn. Bob Keenan […]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

For the week ending February 7, 2015. Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Wheat, oats, and other winter forage crops continue to grow well, but as always more rain is needed. Some growers are irrigating to make up for the lack of rain. Field cultivation for spring planting continues throughout the county. Deciduous Tree Fruits, […]

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