NIGHT WORK IN AGRICULTURE STANDARD IMMINENT.

NIGHT WORK IN AGRICULTURE STANDARD IMMINENT.

DECEMBER 9, 2019.  BY AMY WOLFE, AGSAFE. For nearly half a decade, Cal/OSHA has been considering the creation of a regulation that specifically addresses the unique hazards found while working at night in agriculture.  After many starts and stops, sufficient traction...
2020 GREEN MEDAL AWARDS FOR SUSTAINABILITY NOW OPEN!

2020 GREEN MEDAL AWARDS FOR SUSTAINABILITY NOW OPEN!

DECEMBER 2, 2019. BY WINE INSTITUTE. SAN FRANCISCO — California vineyards and wineries are encouraged to apply for the 2020 California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards.  Applications are now being accepted at www.greenmedal.org.  The California...
THE MANY USES & SOME MISUSES OF GYPSUM IN VINEYARDS.

THE MANY USES & SOME MISUSES OF GYPSUM IN VINEYARDS.

NOVEMBER 18, 2019. BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Soil amendments are soil conditioners.  They are mineral or organic materials and their purpose is improvement of the physical, chemical, and/or biological condition of soils for the benefit of plants.  Gypsum is a...
A ROCKET SCIENTIST SAVED MY FARM.

A ROCKET SCIENTIST SAVED MY FARM.

NOVEMBER 11, 2019.  BY BRENDON ROCKEY, HIGH COUNTRY NEWS. If I tell you details about how a rocket scientist saved my farm, it would probably just distract you, even though it’s true. Equally true is the fact that almost all farms can be saved and are worth saving,...
LEAFROLL VIRUS TAILGATE TALK RECAP

LEAFROLL VIRUS TAILGATE TALK RECAP

NOVEMBER 4, 2019.  BY STEPHANIE BOLTON, PHD, LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Grapevine viruses pose a severe threat to the sustainability of California viticulture.  Growers are losing contract dollars as wineries reject grape loads due to virus-induced ripening problems. ...