AgTech is Changing Farming in California
By Jeannette Warnert originally published in Food Blog by UCANR
Technology holds tremendous promise for the California agricultural industry, however there are challenges that must be better understood and managed, wrote Damon Kitney in an article distributed to participants in an Oct.…View Details
Abby Maxman Believes Hunger’s Roots Lie in Inequality and Injustice
Abby Maxman is President of Oxfam America, a nonprofit organization working to tackle and create lasting solutions to the root causes of global poverty.
By Eva Perroni in FoodTankView Details
Fire and Agroforestry Are Reviving Traditional Native Foods and Communities
In Northern California, the Karuk and Yurok tribes are burning away decades of forest management practices and revitalizing their foodways and communities.
By Jane Braxton Little in Civil EatsView Details
How Will California’s Climate Ambitions Reshape Food & Agriculture
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
University Plays a Crucial Role for California Ag
Amid a push for more practical education, scientists’ research and advice helps industry survive.
By Tim Hearden in Western FarmPressView 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
Possible impacts of rising CO2 on crop water use efficiency and food security
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
UCCE works with CDFA to help Hmong farmers conserve water and reduce emissions
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