What's Happening on the Farm

What's Happening on the Farm

Weed Wars

You have probably heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers”.  Around here, though, it is more accurately sad that...

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What's Happening on the Farm

Alfalfa is coming along Nicely

I know this doesn’t look like an alfalfa field.  Most alfalfa is grown for hay and is broadcast planted at...

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What's Happening on the Farm

Tomato Prognosis is Good

It is official… the tomatoes are out of “transplant shock”!  One of the advantages that tomatoes have over the melons...

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What's Happening on the Farm

Sepal Fall in the Almond Orchard

You have seen the petal fall turn the orchard floor white, but probably have never even heard of sepal fall. ...

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Almond Cover Crop (Kind Of)

I planted a strip of triticale along the berms last fall in an attempt to  improve soil structure.  Triticale is...

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What's Happening on the Farm

The Alfalfa is Off to the Races!

One of the most difficult crops to establish is Alfalfa grown for seed.  First, the seed is tiny and does...

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What's Happening on the Farm

Wheat in California?

Yes, this is a wheat field in Central California.  Its a crop that you don’t see around much any more...

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Here are Almond in the Gel Stage

The immature almonds are beginning to look like almonds.  The tree is pumping nutrients, protein and carbohydrates into the small...

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This is what’s Called “Transplant Shock”

When the tomato seedlings come from the nursery, they are healthy and deep green in color.  They have spent their...

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The Almonds are Growing Fast!

In just a few short weeks the blooms have completely cycled out and now the orchard is beginning to fill...

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