Some experts say Governor Jerry Brown’s pledge for a zero-emissions state by 2045 won’t be possible without rethinking the entire industry.
By Liz Carlisle in Civil EatsView Details
Innovator Spotlight: Arable Labs – Real-Time Monitoring and Predictive Analysis for ‘Decision Agriculture’
Arable Labs provides agricultural enterprises with real-time, continuous monitoring and predictive analytics of crop growth, harvest timing, yield, and quality using its in-field sensor platform.
Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, the firm…View Details
Innovator Spotlight: SensIT Ventures, Inc. builds miniature chemical sensors for agriculture and food system sensing and optimization
SensIT Ventures, Inc. uses proprietary technology to develop, build and sell custom chemical sensors for many industries, including food and agriculture. The sensors are miniaturized, inexpensive and require minimal power, so they can…View Details
Understanding the mechanisms involved in plants’ response to rising CO2 levels may lead to the development of crop plant varieties better adapted to future drought conditions.View Details
California farmers Fong Tchieng and Vang C. Thao have a lot in common. They both have farming operations in the Central Valley. They both belong to the state’s vibrant – and growing – Hmong farming community. And most importantly, they…View Details
Survey of the pathogen of Alternaria late blight reveals different levels of carboxamide fungicide resistance on the main pistachio producing regions of California
By Paulo Lichtemberg, Ryan D. Puckett, Yong Luo, Lorene Doster, and Themis J. Michailides originally in California Agriculture
Alternaria late blight (ALB), caused mainly by the fungal pathogen Alternaria alternata, is an important pistachio disease that causes severe tree defoliation and fruit…View Details
By Mark Hoddle, Kevi Mace, and John Steggall in California Agriculture
Proactive biocontrol could accelerate responses to invasive pests in urban areas — where pesticide use may be unpopular — before they spread to agricultural areas.View Details
By Brian Barth in Modern Farmer
Leah Penniman is an American anomaly: black, female, and a farmer. Her primary focus involves fighting what she considers a far more common, yet more subtly brutal, form of oppression. “Corporations, and white folks,…View Details
Innovator Spotlight: WISRAN – ‘Live Lean Farming’ to Capture Labor and Other Efficiencies in Agriculture
By Leanna Sweha
Sunnyvale-based WISRAN helps improve ag machinery and labor utilization efficiency, resulting in a potential 2 to 5 percent boost in revenues.
WISRAN won the 2015 UC Davis Big Bang…View Details