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  • Managing Water and Crops with Groundwater Salinity – A growing menace
    by jaylund on March 7, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    by Yiqing “Gracie” Yao and Jay Lund Salinity is an eventual threat to agriculture and groundwater sustainability in parts of California, and other irrigated parts of the world. Irrigation, lower groundwater levels, and natural conditions have dramatically increased groundwater salinity … Continue reading →

  • Celebrating Black Scientists in Fisheries & Biology
    by andrewrypel on February 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    By Kim Luke, Christine Parisek, Rachelle Tallman, Marissa Levinson, Sarah Yarnell, Miranda Bell Tilcock, Andrew Rypel, and Jay Lund In honor of Black History Month, the Center for Watershed Sciences would like to highlight the contributions of Black scientists in … Continue reading →

  • Groundwater Salinization in California’s Tulare Lake Basin, the ABCSAL model
    by jaylund on February 21, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    By Rich Pauloo and Graham Fogg Lower groundwater levels can prevent drainage of water and salts from a basin and increase aquifer salinity that eventually renders the groundwater unsuitable for use as drinking water or irrigation without expensive desalination. Pauloo … Continue reading →

  • Eat Prey Loon: lessons from juvenile loons in Wisconsin
    by andrewrypel on February 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    by Brian A. Hoover, Andrew L. Rypel and Walter H. Piper Do you remember when you first moved from home, and were completely on your own in new surroundings? How did you decide where to live, or which restaurants to … Continue reading →

  • Can Japanese Smelt Replace Delta Smelt?
    by andrewrypel on February 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    by Peter Moyle A question I get asked on occasion is: Why all this fuss about endangered delta smelt when there is another smelt that looks just the same that can takes its place? The smelt being referenced is the wakasagi … Continue reading →

  • Budget Hearings to Consider UC Funding Restoration
    by Brian German on March 9, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Conversations are continuing regarding the potential for a full UC funding restoration. For UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), it would mean the nearly 13 percent funding reduction for ... Read More The post Budget Hearings to Consider UC Funding Restoration appeared first on AgNet West.

  • American Rescue Plan Act Moving Forward with Senate Approval
    by Brian German on March 8, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    The U.S. Senate passed the American Rescue Plan Act over the weekend. The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill will head back to the U.S. House of Representatives for another vote. ... Read More The post American Rescue Plan Act Moving Forward with Senate Approval appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Farm Workforce Modernization Act Reintroduced with Ag Support
    by Brian German on March 8, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    The Farm Workforce Modernization Act has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Dan Newhouse introduced the legislation that is designed to reform the H-2A ... Read More The post Farm Workforce Modernization Act Reintroduced with Ag Support appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Farm City Newsday Monday, 03-08-21
    by Jim Rogers on March 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering a collaborative exchange project that looks at dairy sustainability, ... Read More The post Farm City Newsday Monday, 03-08-21 appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Researchers Compiling Information on Spotted Lanternfly
    by Jim Rogers on March 8, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Researchers have worked to compile a comprehensive resource on spotted lanternfly. The spotted lanternfly first arrived in the U.S. back in 2014 and has created a host of problems for ... Read More The post Researchers Compiling Information on Spotted Lanternfly appeared first on AgNet West.