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  • A Swiss Cheese Model for Fish Conservation in California
    by andrewrypel on January 24, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    by Andrew L. Rypel, Peter B. Moyle, and Jay Lund We read with great interest Nicholas Chistakis’s piece outlining a “Swiss Cheese Model For Combating Covid-19” in the Wall Street Journal. Christakis presents a model for considering the individual steps … Continue reading →

  • Managing Groundwater Overdraft – Combining Crop and Water Decisions (without salinity)
    by jaylund on January 17, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    by Yiqing “Gracie” Yao and Jay Lund California’s Central Valley produces much of the nation’s food, including about 40% of the country’s fruits and nuts and has the nation’s second most pumped aquifer system. Its drier southern portion, the San … Continue reading →

  • 2021: Is this the year that wild delta smelt become extinct?
    by andrewrypel on January 10, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    by Peter Moyle, Karrigan Börk, John Durand, T-C Hung, and Andrew L. Rypel 2020 was a bad year for delta smelt. No smelt were found in the standard fish sampling programs (fall midwater trawl, summer townet survey). Surveys designed specifically … Continue reading →

  • California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – a short history of big changes
    by jaylund on January 3, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    by Jay Lund Deltas globally adjust with changes and fluctuations in external conditions, internal dynamics, and human management.  This is a short history of big changes to California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) in the past and present, and its anticipated … Continue reading →

  • We Wish You A Silly Fishmas
    by andrewrypel on December 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    by Kim Luke Night Before Fishmas “Twas the night before Fishmas, when all through the spaceNot a creature was stirring, not even a Dace;The fyke nets were hung by the boat dock with care,In hopes that St. Fish-olas soon would … Continue reading →

  • Significant Wind Damage Reported in Southern California Orchards
    by Brian German on January 27, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Growers are still assessing the wind damage they experienced from the recent windstorms that swept through Southern California. The region experienced strong winds last week with gusts of nearly 100 ... Read More The post Significant Wind Damage Reported in Southern California Orchards appeared first on AgNet West.

  • AFBF Suggests Methodology Improvements for NASS Reports
    by Brian German on January 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has released a report with recommendations for the USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). AFBF has taken an in-depth look at the methodology used for ... Read More The post AFBF Suggests Methodology Improvements for NASS Reports appeared first on AgNet West.

  • MSOB: Biostimulant Council to Strengthen Industry Clarity
    by Taylor Hillman on January 27, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    The newly-formed Biostimulant Council should continue the push for clarity in the industry. A new partnership between the Biostimulant Coalition and The Fertilizer Institute will help the development of regulations ... Read More The post MSOB: Biostimulant Council to Strengthen Industry Clarity appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 01-27-21
    by Jim Rogers on January 27, 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 growers’ preparations for the current storm weather, a Perdue ... Read More The post Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 01-27-21 appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Best Indoor Plants Not Requiring a Lot of Light
    by Dan on January 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    The best indoor plants that don’t require a lot of light. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Many house plants will thrive with little light. In your home ... Read More The post Best Indoor Plants Not Requiring a Lot of Light appeared first on AgNet West.