Our first harvest for yield and fruit quality will take place this year.
other Kearney and Small Crop conversations
KARE participates in local Earth Day celebration.
Posted 4/26/2013 - The City of Parlier’s Earth Day celebration on March 30th attracted about 2000 attendees. Events included a tree planting, Easter egg hunt, family walk, folk dancing, zumba dancing, free raffles for prizes, games for youth, and face painting....
KARE and USDA collaborators visit Israel to learn more about the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer.
Posted 4/26/2013 - In 2003, the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) was observed in Southern California. This beetle has a Fusarium sp. symbiont that causes susceptible host tree damage. The PSHB appears to be established in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. In...
UC helps the Fresno Farm and Nutrition Day increase student awareness of healthful food and where it comes from.
Posted 4/25/2013 - More than 1,600 third-graders and 330 teachers and chaperones from 24 Fresno County schools attended Farm and Nutrition Day March 22 at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds. Attendees had the opportunity to tour 50 stations with educational handouts, experiential...
KARE scientist visits Australia to share insights into disease control and food safety strategies for tree nut crops.
Posted 4/23/2013 - Themis Michailides, plant pathologist and lecturer in the Department of Plant Pathology at UC Davis, and Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, recently visited Australia, primarily to visit pistachio and almond orchards and discuss disease...
Fresh edition of Small Farm News: Vol. 1, 2013
Posted 2/14/2013 - Welcome to the newest edition of Small Farm News, the newsletter of the UC Small Farm Program. We no longer publish a traditional print newsletter, but have transitioned to this online-only format. We hope you find this new edition interesting, useful -...
California Small Farm Conference 2013
Posted 2/14/2013 - There is still time to register for the California Small Farm Conference, being held on March 10-12, 2013. Join 500 farmers and representatives from the University of California, USDA agencies, farmers markets organizations and other nonprofits, as...
Rain check of lysimeter
Night time is our best hope for agreement of rainfall and lysimeter changes due to the lack of "interference" from daytime evapotranspiration from the crop and soil in the lysimeter. This is what we experienced at 2200 hours on March 25, 2012.
Click the link to view hourly data.
The False Cinch Bug
Damage to a pomegranate tree on the edge of the field from the false cinch bug, May 2010.