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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending March 24

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is being planted as weather allows. Winter wheat and oats are enjoying the latest rains, growth is excellent. Ground preparation is continuing for spring row crops. Alfalfa fields need more time and dry weather to fully develop before harvest begins. Overall this week’s rainfall was beneficial to field […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending March 17

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is being planted as weather allows. Winter wheat and oats are enjoying the latest rains. Ground preparation is continuing for spring row crops. Alfalfa fields need more time to fully develop before harvest begins. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: Vineyards continue to be pruned and tied. Stone […]

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Department of Food and Agriculture relaxes rules for citrus packing

CDFA allows bulk citrus grown in HLB quarantine area to ship for final packing outside of HLB quarantine area @TheSunGazette CALIFORNIA – The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB) have wreaked havoc on citrus growers around the country. Scientists have managed to make strides in containing the problem, but some measures have come at […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending March 10

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is being planted as weather allows. Last week’s rain helped with winter wheat and oats growth. Ground preparation is continuing for spring row crops. Alfalfa fields need more time to fully develop before harvest begins. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: Stone fruit, pecan, walnut, and pistachio orchards, […]

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Organizers and exhibitors say 51st annual World Ag Expo was the best in the last five years

@TheSunGazette TULARE – Exhibitors and organizers alike are declaring that this year’s World Ag Expo was a huge success. Bret McArron from McArron Manufacturing in Selma, Calif. said the event had a huge impact on his company’s sales and networking at the show which played host to 106,700 attendees representing 49 states and 63 countries over […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for the week ending March 3

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is being planted as weather allows. Winter wheat and oats are growing slowly due to insufficient rainfall, but rain this week and next will be helpful. Ground preparation is continuing for spring row crops. Alfalfa fields need more time to fully develop before harvest begins. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, […]

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Growers encouraged that citrus crop is left unharmed in face of late season freeze last week

@TheSunGazette EXETER – Farmers sometimes welcome the freezing cold. In appropriate amounts, a winter freeze can actually make citrus all that more appealing because it increases the sugar in the citrus. But freezing for too long can do irreparable damage to the crop, and last week many feared that might be the case. An unusual […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending Feb. 24

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is being planted. Winter wheat and oats are growing slowly due to insufficient rainfall. Ground preparation is continuing for spring row crops. Alfalfa fields need more time to fully develop before harvest begins. As always more rain is needed to maintain good growth and avoid irrigation. Black-eyed beans […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending Feb. 17

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Winter forage crops, such as wheat, barley, other cereal grains, and forage mixes continue to be irrigated to maintain growth. Pre-emergent herbicides are being applied to fields, and weed control is expected to pick up in the next few weeks. As always more rain is needed to maintain good […]

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CDFA awards four Tulare County dairies $2.5M to reduce emissions by two-thirds

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – A Visalia dairy was awarded $395,000 last month to reduce its green house gas emissions by drying manure. Milk River estimates the grant from the California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) will help the dairy north of the city limits reduce green house gas emissions by 72% over the next five years, […]

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