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  • New insights into Putah Creek salmon
    by andrewrypel on October 18, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    by Malte Willmes, Anna Steel, Levi Lewis, Peter B. Moyle, and Andrew L. Rypel It’s November 2016, and we’re out in canoes on Putah Creek as part of the annual salmon survey. Just as we navigate our watercraft through a … Continue reading →

  • Rockin’ with the Rockfish
    by andrewrypel on October 11, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    By Andrew L. Rypel and Peter B. Moyle California is a spoil of natural resource riches. Most times, our California waterblog busies itself with important freshwater resources issues. Yet every now and again, it is refreshing and worth turning our … Continue reading →

  • Happy 2021! Here’s to a New Water Year!
    by jaylund on October 4, 2020 at 8:38 am

    by Jay Lund 2020 was terrible, and as a water year (WY), October 2019 – September 2020, it is over.  A dry winter (drier than 2014-2015 in Sac. Valley), COVID-19, deep recession and unemployment, wildfires, racial violence and unrest, extreme … Continue reading →

  • How will climate change affect the economic value of water in California?
    by andrewrypel on September 27, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    by Lorie Srivastava Climate change is affecting natural resources in California, with water being one of the most important in the state. Water source is critical for municipalities, agriculture, industry, and habitat/environmental purposes. Will future supply meet future demand? How … Continue reading →

  • 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 →

  • Syngenta Enhances Biologicals Portfolio with Acquisition of Valagro
    by Brian German on October 27, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Syngenta Group recently announced the acquisition of Valagro, further building on the company’s biologicals portfolio. Valagro has been an industry leader in the biologics sector, with 40 years of experience ... Read More The post Syngenta Enhances Biologicals Portfolio with Acquisition of Valagro appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Data Shows Organic Sales Don’t Drop as Food Industry Reopens
    by Taylor Hillman on October 27, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    A recent report showed that organic sales didn’t decrease over the last three months as conventional produce did and experts expected. There was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for ... Read More The post Data Shows Organic Sales Don’t Drop as Food Industry Reopens appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Future Navel Orangeworm Issues with Warming Temperatures
    by Jim Rogers on October 27, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Outsized wildfires, rising sea levels and disappearing glaciers are dramatic signs of climate change, but not the only ones. New UC Agriculture and Natural Resources research provides forewarning of a change that ... Read More The post Future Navel Orangeworm Issues with Warming Temperatures appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Officials Addressing the 74 ACP Discoveries Found North of the Grapevine
    by Brian German on October 27, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Local and state officials are working to address the recent uptick in trappings of Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in the Kern County area. There have been 74 ACP discoveries since ... Read More The post Officials Addressing the 74 ACP Discoveries Found North of the Grapevine appeared first on AgNet West.

  • Farm City Newsday Tuesday, 10-27-20
    by Jim Rogers on October 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Get the latest agriculture news in today’s Farm City Newsday, hosted by Danielle Leal. Today’s show is filled with stories covering organic sales staying steady, the repercussions of eliminating U.S. ... Read More The post Farm City Newsday Tuesday, 10-27-20 appeared first on AgNet West.