Our first harvest for yield and fruit quality will take place this year.
other Kearney and Small Crop conversations
Time to renew your DPR license? Take a new online course on air blast sprayer calibration.
We're excited to announce that a brand-new online course on air blast spray calibration is now available. This course was developed by Lynn Wunderlich, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisor for the Central Sierra, and Franz...
UCCE 2019/2020 Outstanding Team Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Khaled Bali
Kearney's Dr. Khaled Bali, UCCE irrigation water management specialist, was recognized in late June for exceptional collaboration skills and problem-solving with the UCCE 2019/2020 Outstanding Team Distinguished Service Award. In conjunction with 16...
UCCE 2019/2020 Outstanding Research Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Carlos Crisosto
Belated congratulations are now extended to Dr. Carlos Crisosto for receiving the UCCE 2019/2020 Outstanding Research Distinguished Service Award. This honor was announced in late June and recognizes outstanding accomplishments by UCCE academics over a...
Genomic gymnastics help sorghum plant survive drought.
Scorching temperatures and parched earth are no match for the sorghum plant — this cereal crop, native to Africa, will remain green and productive, even under conditions that would render other plants brown, brittle and barren. A new study...
Exploring Bay Area Wholesale Market Options
On June 13, the Small Farm Program partnered with UCCE Small Farm Advisor Margaret Lloyd to conduct a tour of wholesale produce markets for Sacramento region farmers. During the bus ride from Woodland to San Francisco, I described the packaging and...
Ag labor management seminars offer keys to success in times of labor uncertainty
UC Cooperative Extension will hold workshops in Temecula Feb. 1 and 2 to help California agricultural employers facing many challenges including labor shortages, wage & hour laws, joint liability, worker safety, workers comp insurance, and...
Rain check of lysimeter
Night time is our best hope for agreement of rainfall and lysimeter changes due to the lack of "interference" from daytime evapotranspiration from the crop and soil in the lysimeter. This is what we experienced at 2200 hours on March 25, 2012.
Click the link to view hourly data.
The False Cinch Bug
Damage to a pomegranate tree on the edge of the field from the false cinch bug, May 2010.