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  • An Introduction to State Water Project Deliveries
    by jaylund on May 24, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    By Nicole Osorio Most people in California receive some of their drinking water supply from the State Water Project (SWP). The SWP also supplies water to over 10% of California’s irrigated agriculture.  The SWP and its service area span much … Continue reading →

  • Drawing boundaries with DNA to improve conservation
    by andrewrypel on May 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    by Ryan Peek Foothill Yellow-legged Frogs have begun to spawn, laying small snow-globe sized egg masses in streams and rivers. They are one of the few stream-breeding frogs endemic to California and Oregon. This species is a good indicator of … Continue reading →

  • How reliable are Groundwater Sustainability Plans?
    by jaylund on May 10, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    by Alvar Escriva-Bou, Jay Lund, Josue Medellin-Azuara, and Thomas Harter Earlier this year, the first local Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) were submitted to California’s Department of Water Resources for basins with the most severe groundwater overdraft.  To comply with the … Continue reading →

  • Protecting California’s Aquatic Biodiversity in a Time of Crisis
    by andrewrypel on May 3, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    by Peter Moyle, Jeanette Howard, Ted Grantham “Nowhere is the biodiversity crisis more acute than in freshwater ecosystems” (Tickner et al. 2020) Weeks of being confined indoors under shelter-in-place orders increases our appreciation of the natural world. Walking and exercising … Continue reading →

  • Supreme Court Ruling Finds Old, New Middle Ground on Clean Water Act’s Application to Groundwater
    by jaylund on April 26, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    By Thomas Harter, Steph Tai, and Karrigan Bork In 1972, the U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA) created a permit system for point source discharges to navigable waters of the United States – rivers, lakes, and coastal waters – with the … Continue reading →

  • Week in Review: Preparing for Triple-Digit Heat and Remote Auditing Leafy Greens
    by Brian German on May 29, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Week in Review: Preparing for Triple-Digit Heat and Remote Auditing Leafy Greens Triple-digit temperatures have arrived in California, highlighting the importance of agricultural operations having their heat illness prevention protocols implemented.  Lawmakers and industry members have voiced concerns related to the Farmers ... Read More Week in Review: Preparing for Triple-Digit Heat and Remote Auditing Leafy Greens AgNet West

  • Tree Nut Industry Provides Funding for more UCCE Researchers
    by Brian German on May 29, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Tree Nut Industry Provides Funding for more UCCE Researchers The California tree nut industry is helping to provide funding for four new research associates who will become part of the UC Cooperative Extension system.  The addition of the new ... Read More Tree Nut Industry Provides Funding for more UCCE Researchers AgNet West

  • Farm City Newsday Friday, 05-29-20
    by Jim Rogers on May 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Farm City Newsday Friday, 05-29-20 Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering trade efforts during the pandemic, why leafy green remote ... Read More Farm City Newsday Friday, 05-29-20 AgNet West

  • Plants that Thrive in Your Garden, No Matter What
    by Jim Rogers on May 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Plants that Thrive in Your Garden, No Matter What Add a little flower power to your garden this year with some tough as nails hardy perennial bloomers.  Practically indestructible, daylilies will flower profusely in almost any sunny spot. They ... Read More Plants that Thrive in Your Garden, No Matter What AgNet West

  • FDA Associates 2019 E. Coli Outbreaks With Cattle Operations
    by Brian German on May 29, 2020 at 2:52 am

    AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news FDA Associates 2019 E. Coli Outbreaks With Cattle Operations A recent report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has linked the source of three E. coli outbreaks in the fall of 2019 back to leafy greens operations ... Read More FDA Associates 2019 E. Coli Outbreaks With Cattle Operations AgNet West