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California Citrus Groves Drying Up

Citrus growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley are in "survival mode" as they’re entering another year without water. Many farmers in the on the east side of the San Joaquin Valley (known to some a... read more

Plant Lady: Bundle up those plants when the temperatures go low

Northern California has abruptly entered into the cold season ... growing range — here are some tips on how to protect more tropical leafy plants (such as citrus, Bougainvillea, avocados) and succulen... read more

Citrus growers import wasp to fight disease threatening groves

Now California citrus farmers have hired an assassin to knock off the intruder ... The last wasps would wander out on their own later. As their work wrapped up for the day, the Hoddles headed back to ... read more

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How California copes with Asian citrus psyllids

Huanglongbing, also known as citrus greening disease, has devastated the Florida citrus industry, and researchers and growers are working to prevent its spread to California’s commercial groves ... Ca... read more


FEATURE-California citrus farmers pull up trees, dig reservoirs to survive drought

California leads the nation in production of fruits and vegetables, its nearly 80,000 farms and ranches taking in total revenues of $46.4 billion in 2013, state data show. But the relatively dry parts ... read more

California Citrus Harvest Stalled By Rainfall

California citrus is a nearly $3-billion ... muddy farm workers can't operate heavy equipment in the groves. And citrus can't be picked while it's wet. “We've had fruit in the packing houses up until ... read more

US (CA): Dry year could spell trouble down the road

“But if we have a dry winter ... for California's citrus growers. “If there are water shortages during winter, there won't be water to run in the groves to protect against freeze damage, so growers wo... read more

How a Local Brewery Created a Beer Worthy of the L.A. Phil’s Centennial Season

The brewery was given a narrow window for crafting a beer to coincide with the Phil’s California Soul Gala ... It was a period in Los Angeles County when citrus groves and fruit orchards dominated spr... read more

Exhibit Reveals Hidden Histories Behind California’s Citrus Industry

Venegas’ story is a single spoke in the wheel of diverse narratives on view in the state park’s latest exhibit, “Finding Ourselves in the Groves: Stories and Storytellers of Citrus in Inland Southern ... read more

California Wildfires Were Terrible Last Year. Will This Year Be Worse?

More than 85 percent of California’s natural landscape is abnormally dry, up from 22 percent at the start of ... hurt avocados and some of the state’s extensive citrus groves. If flames were to erupt ... read more



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