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How can Ag answer 'so what' question for consumers?

How can agriculture use "bad news" stories as a springboard to educate consumers?

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Tulare County pushes area-wide ACP treatment program

Citrus industry wants to stay ahead of additional bug finds and HLB
Area-wide treatment protocols viewed as more effective in fight against Asian citrus psyllid and citrus greening

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Nutrient Management Seminar, Aug. 27, Buellton

Location

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
555 McMurray Road
Buellton, CA
United States

Two nutrient management seminars will be presented by CAPCA ED, and are aimed at professional crop advisors, certified crop advisors and a host of other professional managers.

The first seminar is Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Exeter Veterans Memorial Center, 324 N. Kaweah Ave., Exeter, Calif.

The second seminar is Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, 555 McMurray Road, Buellton, Calif.

Registration is $60 before Aug. 13 and $80 at the door.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Sulfur and Plant Health in an IPM Program
  • Soil/Plant Laboratory Testing to Identify Disease Probabilities, Nutrient Deficiency and Water Quality 
  • Salinity Management Under Drought Conditions
  • Potash's Role in Plant Health to Help Withstand Pests and Diseases
  • Nitrogen and Phosphate Management to Promote Healthy Plants
  • Water Quality Regulations as They Affect Crop Consultants

Additional included topics at the Exeter location only include:

  • The Importance of Soil Health in Preventing Pest and Diseases
  • Micronutrient Management for San Joaquin Valley Crops and Soil Conditions 

Buellton location only:

  • Making Sense of Biostimulants
  • Micronutrient Management for Central Coast Crops and Soil Conditions  

The following CE hours are approved:

5.5 DPR CE Hours (1.0 Laws, 4.5 Other)

6.0 CCA CE Hours (2.0 Nutrient Mgmt, 2.5 Soil/Water, 1.5 Crop Mgmt)
.60 GCSAA Education Points

3.5 ISA CE Hours – Exeter only - (Treeworker, Arborist, Municipal, Utility, Science)
or
3.25 ISA CE Hours – Buellton only - (Treeworker, Arborist, Municipal, Utility, Science)    

For more information and to register, go to https://capcaed.com

Nutrient Management Seminar, Aug. 26, Exeter

Location

Veterans Memorial Center
324 N. Kaweah Ave.
Exeter, CA
United States

Two nutrient management seminars will be presented by CAPCA ED, and are aimed at professional crop advisors, certified crop advisors and a host of other professional managers.

The first seminar is Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Exeter Veterans Memorial Center, 324 N. Kaweah Ave., Exeter, Calif.

The second seminar is Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, 555 McMurray Road, Buellton, Calif.

Registration is $60 before Aug. 13 and $80 at the door.

Topics:

  • Sulfur and Plant Health in an IPM Program
  • Soil/Plant Laboratory Testing to Identify Disease Probabilities, Nutrient Deficiency and Water Quality 
  • Salinity Management Under Drought Conditions
  • Potash's Role in Plant Health to Help Withstand Pests and Diseases
  • Nitrogen and Phosphate Management to Promote Healthy Plants
  • Water Quality Regulations as They Affect Crop Consultants

Additional included topics at the Exeter location only include:

  • The Importance of Soil Health in Preventing Pest and Diseases
  • Micronutrient Management for San Joaquin Valley Crops and Soil Conditions 

Buellton location only:

  • Making Sense of Biostimulants
  • Micronutrient Management for Central Coast Crops and Soil Conditions  

The following CE hours are approved:

5.5 DPR CE Hours (1.0 Laws, 4.5 Other)

6.0 CCA CE Hours (2.0 Nutrient Mgmt, 2.5 Soil/Water, 1.5 Crop Mgmt)
.60 GCSAA Education Points

3.5 ISA CE Hours - Exeter only - (Treeworker, Arborist, Municipal, Utility, Science)
or
3.25 ISA CE Hours - Buellton only - (Treeworker, Arborist, Municipal, Utility, Science)    

For more information and to register, go to https://capcaed.com

Saskatchewan Crop Report

Haying continues in the province and livestock producers now have 42 per cent

White House Rural Council Announces $10 Billion Private Investment Fund to Finance Job-Creating Infrastructure Projects in Rural America

The White House Rural Council today announced the creation of the new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund through which private entities can invest in job-creating rural infrastructure projects across the country.

USDA Livestock Slaughter

Red Meat Production Down 1 Percent From Last Year

Ready-to-Cook Weight Up 6 Percent from Last Year

Poultry certified wholesome during June 2014 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 3.74 billion pounds, up 6 percent from the amount certified in June 2013.

Harper Government Boosts Research for Canada's Chicken Industry

Member of Parliament Brad Trost, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of up to $275,000 to the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan to undertake a research project on disease control in the Saskatchewan broiler chicken industry.

Soybeans Futures Prices Closed Higher

Ag Market Review & Closing Grain & Livestock Futures Prices

Humane Society Devotes $375K to Fight ‘Right to Farm’

Opposition builds against Right to Farm measure.

USDA Export Sales Report Release

Net sales of 443,200 MT for delivery in the 2014/2015 marketing year were primarily for Japan (92,800 MT), Nigeria (71,300 MT), Singapore (53,500 MT, including 25,700 MT switched from unknown destinations and 5,500 MT switched from Vietnam)

Got Grain in the Bin?

The BINcast tool helps farmers know when to turn on their grain bin fans.

New Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus Publication

What do we know about this new disease Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus - click on the link SVNV bulletin gfo ncsrp and find out.

Canadian Bioeconomy Conference announces 2014 agenda

The Canadian Bioeconomy Conference taking place Dec. 1-3, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, announced its preliminary agenda this week.

Western Bean Cutworm Reaching Threshold in Some Fields

Either our own resident WBC populations did fine over the winter or the recent storm fronts brought in the bunch of moths from the US or a combination of the two.

Group Sow Housing Workshops

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (MRA), with help from Ontario Pork and the Prairie Swine Centre, are organizing group sow housing workshops for early September, at the Festival Inn in Stratford.

Weeds and your smart phone offer clues to what’s underfoot in your vineyard

Weeds aren’t all bad. Sure, they compete with your vines for water and nutrients. But, on the plus side, they can provide food and habitat for beneficial insects and wildlife. What’s more, as University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign horticulture educator Kelly Allsup points out, they also can highlight shortcomings in your soil management practices.

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Attractive prices highlight start of San Joaquin Valley table grape harvest

A month after an earlier-than-usual start, Stevco’s San Joaquin Valley table harvest had progressed to the Princess and Flame Seedless varieties.

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Concerns Raised About SK Farmland Sale To CPP

Concerns are being raised about the sale of more than 700 quarters

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