Demand for fruit in China continues to rapidly grow and U.S. exporters are fighting for market share. A report by the Department of Agriculture shows exports rose threefold to 3.8 million metric tons in 2015, representing nearly seven percent of total market share by value.
Everett Griner talks about the apple being widely grown, explored and consumed in today’s Agri View.
It’s rare to find an agriculture nursery that also breeds and researches variety and rootstock combinations. A longtime Central Valley nursery does just that, focusing on optimizing production.
Everett Griner talks about CCD and the Varroa Mite research in today’s Agri View.
Cathy Isom tells us about the fruits and veggies that you should also be feeding your dogs. That story’s ahead on This Land of Ours.
California – July Crop Comments Mid-Season peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums continued to be harvested, packed, and shipped to domestic and foreign marketplaces. The hot weather caused stone fruits to mature about two weeks earlier than last year. Fruit trees were irrigated and herbicide applications made to some orchard floors. Pomegranates were sizing well. The blueberry harvest slowed and was …
Some new changes make it easier for producers to donate excess food to a program that helps alleviate hunger and gives them a tax break.
USDA APHIS is seeking comments on a proposed rule to amend the import requirements on fresh lemon fruit from Chile into the continental United States. The proposed rule will be available for review and the comment period will be reopened for 30 days ending September 26, 2016.
APHIS is proposing rule to allow the importation of fresh raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) fruit from Morocco into the continental United States. The proposed rule will be available for review and comment beginning August 26, 2016. Raspberries may carry a fungal pest (Monilinia fructigena) that is found in Morocco. The proposed rule allows fresh raspberry fruit from Morocco into the …
APHIS Proposes to Allow Persimmon from New Zealand to be Imported into the United States The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables to allow fresh persimmons from New Zealand into the United States. APHIS scientists determined that persimmons produced under a …
Leftover food scraps, such as vegetable peels, fruit rinds, skins and seeds can be a great for compost in the garden. Cathy Isom tells us how we can turn leftover food scraps into things you can use again. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
HM. Clause held its 2016 Davis Field Days at its research farm in Davis. The HM. Clause field day brought in producers from several countries to learn more about the recent advances in the company’s vegetable seeds. AgNet West was invited to attend the event alongside the farmers.
California non-citrus fruits and nuts: In Madera County, apricots and pluots were harvested. Orchards continued to be mowed and/or sprayed for weeds. In Fresno County, growers reported continued mitigating practices for mildew in grapes and for mold and mildew controls on tree fruit orchards. Bunch closure stage occurred for grapes. Almond growers reported limb-breaking crops, with orchard cleaning and mildew …
Cathy Isom fills us in on how a sweet summer fruit is becoming a big hit on the grill. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Cathy Isom tells us about the research happening right now to keep some of our favorite fruit and juice nutritious, delicious, and safe! That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Everett Griner talks about home preserving foods increasing in today’s Agri View.
So far this year, food shoppers are seeing more price declines than increases. Gary Crawford has the story.
It’ll be a little tough to find California prunes on the market this season as a perfect storm hit the crop during bloom.
ACP quarantines and restrictions that come with them apply to everyone, commercial and residential. Some examples of not following the rules proves the need for more outreach.
Meetings will provide information to growers who are interested in the new strawberry crop insurance program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Risk Management Agency will provide an overview of the new strawberry insurance program.