ReTain for Walnuts

For all you out there with PFA issues in your walnuts, check out this information on ReTain. Trial results for 2010 and 2011 begin on page 13.

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act/SPCC Workshop

If you have at least 1,320 gallons of oil product storage (including 55 gallon drums) you may be subject to State and/or Federal regulations. The State and Federal governments include, among other forms of oil, all of the following in their definition of oil: petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse, vegetable oil, as well as oil . . . → Read More: Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act/SPCC Workshop

Free Totes

We are clearing out some old totes. Many of them are no longer suitable for liquid storage but guys have found many other uses for them. The most popular seems to be storing firewood. To do so, you can either cut the top off or remove the poly entirely and simply use the cage. . . . → Read More: Free Totes

Overstock Fertilizer Available

Season-Ending Overstock Items

Please call Mark on the following fertilizers.  If you can take the entire amount of the below materials the price will be the best.  We can always make more material if the below quantities are too small!

9-0-23 with 26% sulfur (dry), ½ sulfate of potash and ½ muriate of . . . → Read More: Overstock Fertilizer Available

University of California Cooperative Extension Events

Gopher and Ground Squirrel Control in Orchard Crops Field Meeting

Thursday April 14, 2011

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

DiFiore Ranches Riverbottom Walnut Orchard (Live Oak Blvd 1/8 mile South of Pease Road, Yuba City)

2 Hours (including .5 regulations) approved for PCA and Private Applicator

For more information call the UCCE Sutter-Yuba Office . . . → Read More: University of California Cooperative Extension Events

Permit Additions for Walnut Growers

The State of California recently approved a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for Manzate to be used on walnuts. If you have not already done so, please visit your local County Ag Commissioner’s Office as soon as possible to have this exemption added to your current permit. For more information on this exemption click here.

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Understanding the Importance of Raw Ingredients in Phosphite Fertilizers

Recently, some questions have arisen concerning the raw ingredients used in various phosphite fertilizers on the market today. The following information from Custom Ag Formulators should help clarify those questions.

Custom Ag Formulators (CAF) uses only “virgin phosphorous acid” in its formulation on ENGAGE PK. There are only a few manufacturers of “virgin phosphorous . . . → Read More: Understanding the Importance of Raw Ingredients in Phosphite Fertilizers

Support Needed to Meet Special Ag License Plate Effort

Last year, at the state FFA Foundation conference, former CDFA Secretary A.G. Kawamura announced the issuance of a Special Interest License Plate to celebrate California’s rich agricultural heritage.  Proceeds go toward supporting agricultural education, career awareness, career training and youth leadership development.  Normally 7,500 plates must be committed within the first 12 months for . . . → Read More: Support Needed to Meet Special Ag License Plate Effort

Sales Closing Dates Near for Federal Crop Insurance Programs

Sales closing dates for several crop insurance programs are almost here. Please make sure to sign up, review, or change your crop policy before these dates have passed. January 31 is the last day to buy or change your policy for Apples, Cherries, ELS Cotton, Cotton, Cultivated Wild Rice(only Yolo & Sutter Counties), Stonefruit, . . . → Read More: Sales Closing Dates Near for Federal Crop Insurance Programs

Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations

The Environmental Health Division of Butte County Public Health (BCEH) is charged with the task of implementing the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) locally. APSA is a recently passed state law which regulates the operation of aboveground storage tanks. BCEH understands there may be many questions about the new regulations and is offering a . . . → Read More: Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations