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Cover crops deliver bee forage

In a previous guest post for UC Food Observer, I quoted my FarmLab message to third graders: “Crops’ are what we grow for people, and ‘cover crops’ are what we …

Strawberry Production in Post-Methyl Bromide World

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Said no conventional strawberry farmer in California, ever. In 2016, the powerful soil fumigant methyl bromide–a chemical strawberry farmers relied on for decades–was finally phased …

California Ag News: Coffee, Nut Theft, Labor

Long weekends are for sipping coffee and catching up on reading. I’ve selected three #mustreads for you to begin your busy week. This wrap’s focus? The Golden State. Coffee production finds a …

Food Waste is a Dumb Problem

Let’s look at food waste. It’s a big problem. Food Waste is Dumb Says Climate Lab Video Series – Week Four I continue to love and learn from the Climate Lab …

“Clean floors” give way to cover crops

Clean Floors When I was a kid, you could evaluate a lemon grower with a look at his orchard floor. A “clean floor” was a sure sign of good stewardship. …

Wrap: New Issue of Cal Ag, “Coyote Cacher” App and more

Latest Issue of UC ANR’s California Agriculture is Available UC’s Agriculture and Natural Resources division (UC ANR) has released a new issue of California Agriculture. Articles in this issue explore drones, citrus research, a threat …