Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

ANR News Blog

  • Climate change is impacting California tree crop farms

    Added January 18, 2017
    Insufficient chill hours can delay the opening of leaf and flower buds in crops such as walnuts, which may result in a smaller yield. (Photo: Will Suckow))

    Rising temperatures appear to be reducing the number of hours tree crops in the San Joaquin Valley are subjected to chill during the winter, a critical factor in producing a profitable yield, reported Ezra David Romero on Valley Public Radio,...

  • California governor sets aside funds to promote soil health

    Added January 13, 2017
    Boots on the ground where a former almond orchard stood. The shredded trees will be incorporated into the soil to build soil organic matter.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has included $7.5 million in the 2017-18 budget to launch the Healthy Soils Initiative, reported Bob Gore in a commentary on Techwire.net. The story said CDFA secretary Karen Ross announced the development at a recent...

  • Collaboration is the key to collective decision-making

    Added January 12, 2017
    UC researcher Mark Lubell uses dirty dishes in a shared kitchen as an example of how one person's decisions impacts others.

    When people don't think about the impact of their decision-making on others, it can ultimately lead to tragedy - the tragedy of the commons, said UC Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher Mark Lubell during an interview on Jefferson Public...

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