State of the Drought
Suisun Marsh fishes in 2020: Persistence during the Pandemic
by andrewrypel on April 18, 2021 at 4:31 pm
by Teejay O’Rear, John Durand, Peter Moyle Suisun Marsh is central to the health of the San Francisco Estuary. Not only is it a huge (470 km2) tidal marsh in the center the northern estuary (Figure 1), but it is an … Continue reading →
Increasing groundwater salinity changes water and crop management over long timescales
by jaylund on April 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm
by Yiqing “Gracie” Yao and Jay Lund Salinity has often become a major limit for irrigated agriculture in semi-arid regions, from ancient Mesopotamia to parts of California today. A previous blog post showed that conjunctive use with more saline groundwater … Continue reading →
Looking for a new challenge? – Retrain as a Delta Smelt
by jaylund on April 1, 2021 at 8:42 am
Help restore one of California’s most endangered species while supporting California’s water supplies in a time of drought. The Federal government is beginning a program for the unemployed to retrain as much-needed Delta Smelt. Following a two-day course, candidates will … Continue reading →
Field courses help young people see the real world
by andrewrypel on March 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm
by Andrew L. Rypel It was perhaps unsurprising I wound up a field ecologist. Raised in Wisconsin, I spent almost all my childhood free time roaming largely unchaperoned in nature, pre-internet. It was there that I developed a deep love … Continue reading →
That Time Warren Buffett Got Involved in California Water
by andrewrypel on March 21, 2021 at 1:45 pm
by Andrew L. Rypel As if 2020, wasn’t completely strange enough, it wound up also being a time when Warren Buffett was plunged headlong into California water. Buffett of course is an American business tycoon – primarily an investor, and … Continue reading →
The California Kitchen: Imusa USA Duck Confit
by Jim Rogers on April 21, 2021 at 6:45 pm
In today’s California Kitchen, learn how to prepare Imusa USA Duck Confit with The Untamed Chef, Albert J Hernandez. Here is what you will need… 1 LB Duck legs 1 ... Read More The post The California Kitchen: Imusa USA Duck Confit appeared first on AgNet West.
Cactus Pear Shows Potential as Climate Resilient Commercial Crop
by Brian German on April 21, 2021 at 3:43 pm
Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) have been studying the potential value of cactus pear. The plant’s high tolerance for heat and low water use makes it more ... Read More The post Cactus Pear Shows Potential as Climate Resilient Commercial Crop appeared first on AgNet West.
Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 04-21-21
by Jim Rogers on April 21, 2021 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 including the California grape acreage, how to get control of ... Read More The post Farm City Newsday Wednesday, 04-21-21 appeared first on AgNet West.
Enrollment Open for U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol for 2021 Cotton Crop
by Jim Rogers on April 21, 2021 at 1:33 pm
Enrollment is now open for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol for the 2021 cotton crop. The Protocol establishes a new sustainability standard for cotton production as consumers demand more transparency ... Read More The post Enrollment Open for U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol for 2021 Cotton Crop appeared first on AgNet West.
Bringing Ag and Tech Professionals Together Key to Successful Innovation
by Jim Rogers on April 21, 2021 at 1:15 pm
Bringing agriculture and tech professionals together is going to be critical to maximize the success of new innovations. There has been growing interest in methods for bridging the gap between ... Read More The post Bringing Ag and Tech Professionals Together Key to Successful Innovation appeared first on AgNet West.