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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending July 14, 2018

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: The corn silage crop is in various stages, from newly planted to already producing tassels and developing ears. Corn silage continues to grow and will soon be ready for harvest. Cotton continues to be irrigated, cultivated, and growing well. Alfalfa fields are making good progress; and being irrigated, cut, […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending July 7, 2018

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn for silage continues to grow and will soon be ready for harvest. Cotton continues to be irrigated, cultivated, and growing well. Alfalfa fields are making steadfast progress; and being irrigated, cut, and baled. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: Stone fruit season is in full-swing. Peaches, nectarines, apricots […]

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Farmers and deputies work to deter theft

Tulare County Sheriff’s Sgt. recommends growers use GPS tracking, ID numbers and SmartWater technology on equipment  By Christine Souza California Farm Bureau TULARE COUNTY – It’s a busy time on the farm, as farmers harvest crops, apply materials and prepare ground for planting. But the tools farmers need to do the work of agriculture—including large […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending June 30, 2018

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn planted for silage is almost complete, while some corn is beginning to develop ears. Sweet corn is being harvested and sold at roadside stands. Small grain harvest is more or less finished. Cotton continues to be irrigated and cultivated. Cotton is showing good growth on early planted fields. […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for the week ending June 16, 2018

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Fields are still being prepared for corn and summer beans. The corn crop is in various stages of growth. Cultivation of row crops continues for weed control. Cotton continues to be irrigated and cultivated. Alfalfa is being irrigated, cut, and baled. Alfalfa drying and baling conditions are ideal, with […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for the week ending June 9

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: With wheat silage harvest almost completed, most fields that are being replanted with summer beans, silage corn, Sudan grass, and silage sorghum. Cultivation of these crops continues for weed control. Wheat harvest for grain has begun, and the byproduct wheat straw is being baled for livestock consumption. Wheat, oats, […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending June 2

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn silage continues to grow. Some fields are up to 3 feet tall. Forage hays are mostly baled and stacked, with fields either empty or being planted for summer corn. Alfalfa continues being cut and baled. Cotton is emerging and being irrigated. Harvested fields are being disked and prepare […]

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Briefs: Adding seaweed to cows’ feed; New vote on farm bill

Project looks at adding seaweed to cows’ feed Under a theory being tested at the University of California, Davis, adding a hint of seaweed to cows’ feed could help reduce methane emissions from dairy farms. An animal science professor at the university will demonstrate his project this week. The research tests how a small amount […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending May 26

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is still being planted as weather and soil conditions allow. Fields are emerging and growing well with the warm weather. Winter wheat and oats are being cut, dried, and baled. Small grains are also being chopped for silage. Alfalfa is being cut and baled. Cotton is emerging and […]

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