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  • Crawdads: Naturalized Californians
    by andrewrypel on September 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    By Peter Moyle Crayfish, crawdads, crawfish: whatever you call them, they are everywhere in California’s waters and are as tasty as their lobster relatives. They are especially familiar to anglers who peer into the maw of a bass or pikeminnow … Continue reading →

  • Seven conservation lessons I learned in government work
    by andrewrypel on September 14, 2020 at 1:28 am

    By Andrew L. Rypel Before joining the faculty at UC Davis, I spent the previous five years as a research scientist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Madison, Wisconsin. Apparently this experience is somewhat rare among academics. A … Continue reading →

  • Losing mussel mass – the silent extinction of freshwater mussels
    by andrewrypel on August 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    by Andrew L. Rypel Throughout my career I’ve spent some time studying the fascinating ecology and conservation issues of freshwater mussels (Fig. 1). For me, learning about mussels has fortified a recurring theme of the natural world – that everything … Continue reading →

  • Old Readings on California Water
    by jaylund on August 23, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    by Jay Lund Today’s water struggles have deep roots. In our shared summer confinement, we hopefully have some time for some deeper reading on California water.  Here is a small collection of older writings on California water, the youngest of … Continue reading →

  • Fish surveys in the estuary: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
    by andrewrypel on August 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    by Dylan K. Stompe, Peter Moyle, Avery Kruger, John Durand The San Francisco Estuary is a dynamic and altered estuary that supports a high diversity of fishes, both native and non-native. These species have substantial recreational, commercial, and intrinsic value … Continue reading →

  • Wine Industry Calling for Extension of Disaster Relief Due to Wildfires
    by Brian German on September 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Wine Industry Calling for Extension of Disaster Relief Due to Wildfires Several agricultural groups are seeking additional disaster relief in light of the damage caused to the wine industry from various wildfires burning throughout the West. Wine groups from California, Washington, ... Read More Wine Industry Calling for Extension of Disaster Relief Due to Wildfires AgNet West

  • Making Sense of Biologicals: Nematode’s High Level of Peachtree Borer Control
    by Taylor Hillman on September 25, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Making Sense of Biologicals: Nematode’s High Level of Peachtree Borer Control Peachtree borer can wreak havoc on several stone fruit crops such as peach, cherry, and plum trees. Controlling the insect can be challenging because, as their name describes, the pest ... Read More Making Sense of Biologicals: Nematode’s High Level of Peachtree Borer Control AgNet West

  • Week in Review: CFAP 2 Signups Underway, Growers Work Through Smoke Challenges
    by Brian German on September 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Week in Review: CFAP 2 Signups Underway, Growers Work Through Smoke Challenges The signup period for the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) is underway. Reports indicate that the walnut crop in the Central Valley appears to be ... Read More Week in Review: CFAP 2 Signups Underway, Growers Work Through Smoke Challenges AgNet West

  • Winners Announced for WRCCA Awards and Scholarships
    by Brian German on September 25, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Winners Announced for WRCCA Awards and Scholarships The Western Region Certified Crop Advisers (WRCCA) recently announced the winners of multiple awards and scholarships at the JCS Crop Consultant Conference. The WRCCA awards and scholarships are a way ... Read More Winners Announced for WRCCA Awards and Scholarships AgNet West

  • Consumers are Driving a Move to More Sustainable Cotton Farming in California
    by Jim Rogers on September 25, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    AgNet West - Your trusted California agriculture news Consumers are Driving a Move to More Sustainable Cotton Farming in California Consumers who purchase luxury cotton textiles want more than cool, soft, absorbent fabric. Increasingly, they demand clothing made from fiber grown using ecologically sound practices and they’re willing to pay ... Read More Consumers are Driving a Move to More Sustainable Cotton Farming in California AgNet West