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The MyAgLife Podcast is brought to you by JCS Marketing, Inc., the publisher of the industry-leading ag publications West Coast Nut and Progressive Crop Consultant. Our podcast will bring you exclusive interviews with industry professionals and more!
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1/27/23 - MyAgLife Episode 154: Interview with Nutrien's Dr. Karl Wyant on the Agronomy of Water

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3/20/23 - MyAgLife Episode 161: Interview with Technical Nutrition Agronomist Matt Comrey on Almond Fertility Decision-Making

3/20/23 - MyAgLife Episode 161: Interview with Technical Nutrition Agronomist Matt Comrey on Almond Fertility Decision-Making

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Matt Comrey, technical nutrition agronomist and sales manager with Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness, to discuss understanding and leveraging the nitrogen cycle for informed almond fertility decision-making. 
Mar 20, 202318:09
 3/10/23 - MyAgLife Episode 160: Interview with Jeff Merritt on Growing Large, High-Quality Fruit with Nutrition

3/10/23 - MyAgLife Episode 160: Interview with Jeff Merritt on Growing Large, High-Quality Fruit with Nutrition

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Axiom Ag's Jeff Merritt at the 2023 Citrus Showcase to discuss optimal nutrition at different fruit growth stages and strategies for upgrading the modern nutrition program.
Mar 10, 202313:21
3/3/23 - MyAgLife Episode 159: Interview with UCCE's Kirsten Pearsons and Yu-Chen Wang about Bringing a Fresh Perspective to Combatting Disease in Lettuce

3/3/23 - MyAgLife Episode 159: Interview with UCCE's Kirsten Pearsons and Yu-Chen Wang about Bringing a Fresh Perspective to Combatting Disease in Lettuce

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Kirsten Pearsons, UCCE IPM advisor, and Yu-Chen Wang, UCCE plant pathology advisor, to discuss new perspectives on combatting the lettuce industry's most prevalent diseases, such as impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) and pythium wilt.
Mar 04, 202320:42
2/24/23 - MyAgLife Episode 158: Interview with CCA Rich Kreps on Making a Fertilization Plan After Heavy Rains

2/24/23 - MyAgLife Episode 158: Interview with CCA Rich Kreps on Making a Fertilization Plan After Heavy Rains

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Certified Crop Advisor and Soil Specialist Rich Kreps to discuss fertilizing your orchard now that the rain California finally needs is here. Additional information on this topic can be found in Rich's article in the February 2023 edition of West Coast Nut.
Feb 25, 202315:12
2/17/23 - MyAgLife Episode 157: Interview with BeeHero's Doreet Avni on Benefits of Pollinator Research Stations to Growers and Beekeepers

2/17/23 - MyAgLife Episode 157: Interview with BeeHero's Doreet Avni on Benefits of Pollinator Research Stations to Growers and Beekeepers

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Doreet Avni, Ph.D., head of bio-research at BeeHero, to discuss Pollinator Research Stations which provide public data to growers and beekeepers regarding pollinator activity during bloom.
Feb 17, 202324:35
2/10/23 - MyAgLife Epsode 156: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on February Almond Considerations

2/10/23 - MyAgLife Epsode 156: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on February Almond Considerations

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Franz Niederholzer, orchard systems advisor for Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties, to discuss important considerations for your almond orchard in the month of February.
Feb 10, 202316:26
2/3/23 - MyAgLife Episode 155: Interview with Almond Board of California's Jesse Roseman on Neighborly NOW Control with Mating Disruption

2/3/23 - MyAgLife Episode 155: Interview with Almond Board of California's Jesse Roseman on Neighborly NOW Control with Mating Disruption

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jesse Roseman, Almond Board of California principal analyst, to discuss connecting neighboring growers and PCAs interested in or currently using mating disruption to combat navel orangeworm.  Almond Board's online tool for connecting orchards using mating disruption can be found at agneighbors.com. The passcode for access is nowmd.
Feb 04, 202316:47
1/27/23 - MyAgLife Episode 154: Interview with Nutrien's Dr. Karl Wyant on the Agronomy of Water

1/27/23 - MyAgLife Episode 154: Interview with Nutrien's Dr. Karl Wyant on the Agronomy of Water

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Dr. Karl Wyant, director of agronomy at Nutrien, to discuss the agronomy of water. In the January/February 2023 edition of Progressive Crop Consultant magazine, Karl provided an in-depth look on the importance of water quality to nitrogen management plans, fertilizer performance, salinity issues and other areas of farm management.
Jan 27, 202314:48
1/20/2023 - MyAgLife Episode 153: Interview with USDA-ARS's Paul Schreiner on Foliar Fertilization in the Vineyard

1/20/2023 - MyAgLife Episode 153: Interview with USDA-ARS's Paul Schreiner on Foliar Fertilization in the Vineyard

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Paul Schreiner, research plant physiologist with USDA-ARS, to discuss what we know and don’t know regarding foliar fertilization in the vineyard.
Jan 20, 202341:20
1/13/22 - MyAgLife Episode 152: Interview with UC Davis' Brittney Goodrich about the 2023 Pollination Outlook

1/13/22 - MyAgLife Episode 152: Interview with UC Davis' Brittney Goodrich about the 2023 Pollination Outlook

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Brittney Goodrich, assistant UCCE specialist with the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, to discuss the economic outlook for the 2023 almond pollination season as well as other considerations.
Jan 13, 202320:06
1/9/23 - MyAgLife Episode 151: Interview with Steven Springhorn and Tara Moran about a New Platform to Help Address Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Compliance

1/9/23 - MyAgLife Episode 151: Interview with Steven Springhorn and Tara Moran about a New Platform to Help Address Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Compliance

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Steven Springhorn, Department of Water Resources' SGMA technical assistance manager, and Tara Moran, president/CEO of California Water Data Consortium, to discuss a new platform designed to help groundwater agencies address SGMA requirements in ways that are mutually beneficial for both agencies and growers. Helpful links: DWR’s statewide groundwater management webpage https://water.ca.gov/programs/groundwater-management To sign up for DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management email list: sgmps@water.ca.gov California Water Data Consortium project webpage: https://cawaterdata.org/projects/groundwater-accounting-data-reporting-pilot-project/ Environmental Defense Fund project webpage: https://waterplatform.edf.org/ DWR News release: California Water Agencies Collaborate on Groundwater Digital Platform to Help Address Dry Wells and Water Supply Shortages Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District story map -  Online interactive guide to accounting platform
Jan 09, 202323:56
 12/30/22 - MyAgLife Episode 150: (RERUN) Interview with UCCE's Luke Milliron on Delayed Irrigation in Walnut

12/30/22 - MyAgLife Episode 150: (RERUN) Interview with UCCE's Luke Milliron on Delayed Irrigation in Walnut

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor Luke Milliron to discuss the benefits of delayed irrigation and what current research shows in both walnuts and almonds.
Dec 30, 202219:37
12/23/22 - MyAgLife Episode 149: Interview with California Walnut Board's Robert Verloop and West Coast Nut's Jason Scott about the Upcoming California Walnut Conference

12/23/22 - MyAgLife Episode 149: Interview with California Walnut Board's Robert Verloop and West Coast Nut's Jason Scott about the Upcoming California Walnut Conference

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Robert Verloop, executive director and CEO of the California Walnut Board and Commission, and Jason Scott, CEO and publisher of JCS Marketing Inc. and West Coast Nut magazine, to discuss about the upcoming 2-day California Walnut Conference on January 5th and 6th. The conference will provide 5 hours of DPR CEUs and 7.5 hours of CCA CEUs. Register at the West Coast Nut site today.
Dec 23, 202223:59
12/16/22 - MyAgLife Episode 148: Interview with Almond Alliance's Aubrey Bettencourt on New Almond Industry Opportunities

12/16/22 - MyAgLife Episode 148: Interview with Almond Alliance's Aubrey Bettencourt on New Almond Industry Opportunities

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Aubrey Bettencourt, Almond Alliance president and CEO, to discuss new opportunities for almond growers, including a pollinator initiative and the state's LandFlex water program.
Dec 17, 202220:52
12/9/22 - MyAgLife Episode 147: Interview with WAPA's Roger Isom on Pesticide Activism Threatening Growers Again

12/9/22 - MyAgLife Episode 147: Interview with WAPA's Roger Isom on Pesticide Activism Threatening Growers Again

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Roger Isom, president and CEO of Western Agricultural Processors Association, to discuss ongoing pesticide activism that is once again threatening the California agriculture industry and how WAPA is working to fight the opposition.
Dec 09, 202216:46
12/2/22 - MyAgLife Episode 146: Interview with Sierra Gold Nursery's Reid Robinson on the Rise of Self-Fertile Almond Varieties

12/2/22 - MyAgLife Episode 146: Interview with Sierra Gold Nursery's Reid Robinson on the Rise of Self-Fertile Almond Varieties

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Sierra Gold Nursery's Reid Robinson to discuss the rise in popularity of self-fertile almond varieties and their associated benefits.
Dec 02, 202226:53
11/25/22 - MyAgLife Episode 145: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on Saving Nickels Soil Lab

11/25/22 - MyAgLife Episode 145: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on Saving Nickels Soil Lab

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with UCCE Farm Advisor Franz Niederholzer and West Coast Nut Publisher Jason Scott about the Nickels Soil Lab fundraiser and why the research facility is truly vital to the tree nut industry.  Donate HERE today.
Nov 25, 202221:49
11/18/22 - MyAgLife Episode 144: Interview with UCCE's Tian Tian on Rootstock Influence in Mature Grapevines  

11/18/22 - MyAgLife Episode 144: Interview with UCCE's Tian Tian on Rootstock Influence in Mature Grapevines  

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Tian Tian  to discuss the long-term effects of rootstocks on performance of mature grapevines.
Nov 18, 202214:53
11/11/22 - MyAgLife Episode 143: Interview with Dr. Karl Wyant on Outsmarting Your Fertilizer Competition

11/11/22 - MyAgLife Episode 143: Interview with Dr. Karl Wyant on Outsmarting Your Fertilizer Competition

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Nutrien’s Director of Agronomy Dr. Karl Wyant to discuss the concept of outsmarting your fertilizer competition for improving nutrient uptake of crops.
Nov 11, 202215:38
11/4/22 - MyAgLife Episode 142: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on November Almond Orchard Considerations   

11/4/22 - MyAgLife Episode 142: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on November Almond Orchard Considerations   

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Franz Niederholzer, UCCE Farm Advisor for Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties, to discuss November almond orchard considerations, such as collecting spur samples, checking potassium and evaluating harvest samples.
Nov 04, 202216:29
11/2/22 - MyAgLife Episode 141: Interview with Jeff Carr on Fertigation Precision

11/2/22 - MyAgLife Episode 141: Interview with Jeff Carr on Fertigation Precision

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jeff Carr of Deerpoint Group to discuss the need for consistency and precision when it comes to fertigation.
Nov 02, 202218:15
10/21/22 - MyAgLife Episode 140: Interview with West Coast Nut Publisher Jason Scott about the Upcoming California Tree Nut Conference and Grape and Wine Meeting

10/21/22 - MyAgLife Episode 140: Interview with West Coast Nut Publisher Jason Scott about the Upcoming California Tree Nut Conference and Grape and Wine Meeting

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jason Scott, JCS Marketing CEO and West Coast Nut publisher, to discuss the upcoming California Tree Nut Conference and Grape and Wine meeting both taking place in Tulare, Calif. on November 3. The California Tree Nut Conference will feature the first-ever 'Industry Titan' award for tree nut research.
Oct 24, 202215:52
10/14/22 - MyAgLife Episode 139: Interview with UCCE's Louise Ferguson on New Tool for Pistachio Growers

10/14/22 - MyAgLife Episode 139: Interview with UCCE's Louise Ferguson on New Tool for Pistachio Growers

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Louise Ferguson, UCCE Pomology Specialist, to discuss a new tool pistachio growers are evaluating due to concerns over less chill accumulation.
Oct 14, 202217:16
10/7/22 - MyAgLife Episode 138: Interview with Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety's Teresa Andrews on Safety Resources and Importance

10/7/22 - MyAgLife Episode 138: Interview with Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety's Teresa Andrews on Safety Resources and Importance

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety’s Teresa Andrews to discuss the Center’s invaluable resources for ag workers in the western region.
Oct 07, 202221:37
9/30/22 - MyAgLife Episode 137: Interview with Dave Wilson Nursery's Rachelle Antinetti on Modern-Day Nursery Trends

9/30/22 - MyAgLife Episode 137: Interview with Dave Wilson Nursery's Rachelle Antinetti on Modern-Day Nursery Trends

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Rachelle Antinetti, vice president of operations at Dave Wilson Nursery, to discuss where today's tree nut and fruit nurseries are heading and challenges they're facing.
Sep 30, 202223:21
9/23/22 - MyAgLife Episode 136: (RERUN) Interview with Western Region CCA's Dr. Karl Wyant and Progressive Crop Consultant's Jason Scott on the 2022 Crop Consultant Conference

9/23/22 - MyAgLife Episode 136: (RERUN) Interview with Western Region CCA's Dr. Karl Wyant and Progressive Crop Consultant's Jason Scott on the 2022 Crop Consultant Conference

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Dr. Karl Wyant, Western Region Certified Crop Advisers Association chair, and Jason Scott, publisher of Progressive Crop Consultant and West Coast Nut magazines, to discuss the upcoming Crop Consultant Conference on September 28th and 29th in Visalia and what consultants can expect from this event. Register here today.
Sep 23, 202214:17
9/16/22 - MyAgLife Episode 135: Interview with California Farm Water Coalition's Mike Wade on Colorado River Supply Cuts

9/16/22 - MyAgLife Episode 135: Interview with California Farm Water Coalition's Mike Wade on Colorado River Supply Cuts

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with California Farm Water Coalition's Mike Wade to discuss regulatory supply cuts being made to growers on the Colorado River, how this can affect food supply and what can be done to provide relief.
Sep 16, 202213:27
9/9/22 - MyAgLife Episode 134: Interview with Cliff Beumel on the Olive's Ability to Diversify an Orchard

9/9/22 - MyAgLife Episode 134: Interview with Cliff Beumel on the Olive's Ability to Diversify an Orchard

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Agromillora California Nursery’s Cliff Beumel to discuss orchard diversification with olive trees to protect the bottom line.
Sep 09, 202236:32
9/2/2022 - MyAgLife Episode 133: Interview with Fresno County Farm Bureau CEO Ryan Jacobsen on 2023 Farm Bill Expectations

9/2/2022 - MyAgLife Episode 133: Interview with Fresno County Farm Bureau CEO Ryan Jacobsen on 2023 Farm Bill Expectations

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Ryan Jacobsen, CEO of Fresno County Farm Bureau, to discuss the Bureau’s recent Farm Bill session hosting and what ag industry members want to see in the Bill’s next iteration.
Sep 02, 202218:43
8/26/22 - MyAgLife Episode 132: Interview with Thomas Fantozzi on Benefits of Compost in Orchards and Fields

8/26/22 - MyAgLife Episode 132: Interview with Thomas Fantozzi on Benefits of Compost in Orchards and Fields

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Synagro's Thomas Fantozzi to discuss the benefits of compost in orchards and fields as well as best management practices.
Aug 26, 202218:31
8/19/22 - MyAgLife Episode 131: Interview with Duarte Nursery's John Duarte on His Campaign for Congress

8/19/22 - MyAgLife Episode 131: Interview with Duarte Nursery's John Duarte on His Campaign for Congress

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with California ag’s very own John Duarte of Duarte Nursery to discuss his campaign for the U.S. House this November to represent California's 13th Congressional District. ***Disclaimer: Political stances taken during this podcast do not necessarily represent the views of the MyAgLife/JCS Marketing team.
Aug 19, 202238:06
8/12/22 - MyAgLife Episode 130: Interview with John Knutson and Alyssa DeVincentis on Unique Cover Crop Mix and Monitoring Platform

8/12/22 - MyAgLife Episode 130: Interview with John Knutson and Alyssa DeVincentis on Unique Cover Crop Mix and Monitoring Platform

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with John Knutson and Alyssa DeVincentis, co-founders at Vitidore, to discuss a unique cover crop mix that allows orchard and vineyard growers to increase permanent soil carbon sequestration and an accompanying monitoring and reporting verification technology.
Aug 12, 202233:26
8/5/22 - MyAgLife Episode 129: Interview with Fungal Biologist Barry Goodell on a Big Breakthrough for Grapevine Trunk Disease

8/5/22 - MyAgLife Episode 129: Interview with Fungal Biologist Barry Goodell on a Big Breakthrough for Grapevine Trunk Disease

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Barry Goodell, a fungal biologist and biochemist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to discuss a previously unknown fungal mechanism that has the potential to solve one of the most serious issues affecting wine grapes: grapevine trunk disease.
Aug 05, 202216:03
7/29/22 - MyAgLife Episode 128: Interview with Bob Ford on the Technical Side of Compost

7/29/22 - MyAgLife Episode 128: Interview with Bob Ford on the Technical Side of Compost

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Synagro’s Bob Ford to discuss the technical side of compost and how the composting process works into soil health.
Jul 29, 202215:56
7/22/22 - MyAgLife Episode 127: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on Pre-Harvest Considerations in Almond

7/22/22 - MyAgLife Episode 127: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on Pre-Harvest Considerations in Almond

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Franz Niederholzer, UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor for Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties, to discuss important pre-harvest considerations for almonds, including equipment, rodent control and deficit irrigation.
Jul 22, 202212:52
7/15/22 - MyAgLife Episode 126: Interview with CCA Rich Kreps on Making a Postharvest Plan Now to Increase the Bottom Line

7/15/22 - MyAgLife Episode 126: Interview with CCA Rich Kreps on Making a Postharvest Plan Now to Increase the Bottom Line

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Rich Kreps, Certified Crop Advisor and Soil Specialist, to discuss making a postharvest plan now to ensure crop health for next season and increase the bottom line.
Jul 15, 202217:16
7/8/22 - MyAgLife Episode 125: Interview with Western Region CCA's Dr. Karl Wyant and Progressive Crop Consultant's Jason Scott on the 2022 Crop Consultant Conference

7/8/22 - MyAgLife Episode 125: Interview with Western Region CCA's Dr. Karl Wyant and Progressive Crop Consultant's Jason Scott on the 2022 Crop Consultant Conference

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Dr. Karl Wyant, Western Region Certified Crop Advisers Association chair, and Jason Scott, publisher of Progressive Crop Consultant and West Coast Nut magazines, to discuss the upcoming Crop Consultant Conference on September 28th and 29th in Visalia and what consultants can expect from this event. Register here today.
Jul 08, 202213:48
7/1/22 - MyAgLife Episode 124: Interview with UC Davis' Chris Simmons and Project Apis m.'s Rory Crowley on Biosolarization in Almond Orchards

7/1/22 - MyAgLife Episode 124: Interview with UC Davis' Chris Simmons and Project Apis m.'s Rory Crowley on Biosolarization in Almond Orchards

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Chris Simmons in the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis and Rory Crowley with Project Apis m. to discuss biosolarization in almond orchards and how returning hulls and shells to the orchard can improve soil and tree health.
Jul 01, 202225:01
6/24/22 - MyAgLife Episode 123: Interview with Rain Bird's Greg Palumbo on Precision Irrigation

6/24/22 - MyAgLife Episode 123: Interview with Rain Bird's Greg Palumbo on Precision Irrigation

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Greg Palumbo, director of agriculture at Rain Bird, to discuss precision irrigation for agriculture and things growers should consider for their irrigation systems.
Jun 24, 202221:01
6/17/22 - MyAgLife Episode 122: Interview with WAPA's Roger Isom on Processor Regulations Over the Last Year

6/17/22 - MyAgLife Episode 122: Interview with WAPA's Roger Isom on Processor Regulations Over the Last Year

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Western Agricultural Processors Association's Roger Isom at this year's WAPA Annual Conference to review the last year of regulations and legislation affecting the processing industry and what is on the horizon.
Jun 17, 202215:16
6/10/22 - MyAgLife Episode 121: Interview with Cliff Beumel on New Technology for Tree Nut Breeding

6/10/22 - MyAgLife Episode 121: Interview with Cliff Beumel on New Technology for Tree Nut Breeding

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Cliff Beumel, president of Agromillora California Nursery, to discuss opportunities and challenges in using the latest tree nut industry breeding technology.
Jun 10, 202233:32
6/6/22 - MyAgLife Episode 120: Interview with CCA/PCA Vern Johnson on Vineyard Soil Health

6/6/22 - MyAgLife Episode 120: Interview with CCA/PCA Vern Johnson on Vineyard Soil Health

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Vern Johnson, CCA/PCA and president of Arizona Ag Solutions, to discuss balanced vineyard soil health and a few key items to look at on your vineyard soil report.
Jun 06, 202222:41
5/27/22 - MyAgLife Episode 119: Interview with Cultiva’s Brian Tipton on Plant Cuticle Care

5/27/22 - MyAgLife Episode 119: Interview with Cultiva’s Brian Tipton on Plant Cuticle Care

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Cultiva’s Brian Tipton to discuss plant cuticle care and its role in mitigating agriculture’s environmental challenges.
May 27, 202217:08
5/20/22 - MyAgLife Episode 118: Interview with UC Davis' Nitin Nitin on New Pathogen Cross-Contamination Research

5/20/22 - MyAgLife Episode 118: Interview with UC Davis' Nitin Nitin on New Pathogen Cross-Contamination Research

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Nitin Nitin, professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at UC Davis, to discuss new research looking at food-grade bio-based coatings for reducing cross-contamination of pathogens in produce.
May 20, 202214:29
5/13/22 - MyAgLife Episode 117: Interview with UC Davis' Daniele Zaccaria on Pistachio Winter Cover Crop Trials

5/13/22 - MyAgLife Episode 117: Interview with UC Davis' Daniele Zaccaria on Pistachio Winter Cover Crop Trials

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Daniele Zaccaria, UCCE agricultural water management specialist, to discuss new research into benefits and efficacy of winter cover crops in pistachio.
May 13, 202220:15
5/6/22 - MyAgLife Episode 116: Interview with Brad Higbee on Pistachio Sanitation and Navel Orangeworm.

5/6/22 - MyAgLife Episode 116: Interview with Brad Higbee on Pistachio Sanitation and Navel Orangeworm.

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Brad Higbee, research entomologist and field R&D manager at Trece Inc., to discuss field studies related to mummy sanitation practices in pistachio and their effect on navel orangeworm damage and egg trap counts.
May 06, 202215:45
4/29/22 - MyAgLife Episode 115: Interview with California Bountiful Foundation's Amrith Gunasekara on His New Position and Ag Research to Come

4/29/22 - MyAgLife Episode 115: Interview with California Bountiful Foundation's Amrith Gunasekara on His New Position and Ag Research to Come

Taylor Chalstrom sits down Amrith Gunasekara, California Bountiful Foundation's new research director, to discuss his new position and what it means for furthering agricultural and environmental research in the state.
Apr 29, 202215:14
4/22/22 - MyAgLife Episode 114: Interview with Almond Board of California’s Gabriele Ludwig on Maximum Residue Levels for Pesticides

4/22/22 - MyAgLife Episode 114: Interview with Almond Board of California’s Gabriele Ludwig on Maximum Residue Levels for Pesticides

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Gabriele Ludwig, Almond Board of California’s director of sustainability and environmental affairs, to discuss increasing inconsistency of rules governing acceptable Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for pesticide residues.
Apr 22, 202226:00
4/15/21 - MyAgLife Episode 113: Interview with Dr. Karl Wyant on Improving Soil Quality with Microbes

4/15/21 - MyAgLife Episode 113: Interview with Dr. Karl Wyant on Improving Soil Quality with Microbes

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Dr. Karl Wyant, vice president of ag science at Heliae Ag, to discuss maximizing soil quality by maximizing soil health.
Apr 15, 202214:38
4/8/22 - MyAgLife Episode 112: Interview with CCAGA's Mike Kelley on Rising Almond Hull Prices

4/8/22 - MyAgLife Episode 112: Interview with CCAGA's Mike Kelley on Rising Almond Hull Prices

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Mike Kelley, president and CEO of Central California Almond Growers Association, to discuss drivers for higher almond hull prices and how processors and growers can capitalize.
Apr 08, 202216:05
4/1/22 - MyAgLife Episode 111: Interview with UC ANR’s Shannah Whithaus and Colorado State University’s Lisa Blecker about Updates to the Pesticide Safety Manual for Private Applicators

4/1/22 - MyAgLife Episode 111: Interview with UC ANR’s Shannah Whithaus and Colorado State University’s Lisa Blecker about Updates to the Pesticide Safety Manual for Private Applicators

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Shannah Whithaus, senior editor for pesticide safety education with UC ANR, and Lisa Blecker, pesticide safety educator at Colorado State University, to discuss the newly expanded and updated Pesticide Safety Manual for Private Applicators.
Apr 01, 202226:38
3/25/22 - MyAgLife Episode 110: Interview with UCCE’s Amber Vinchesi-Vahl on Automated and Mechanical Cultivators for Processing Tomatoes

3/25/22 - MyAgLife Episode 110: Interview with UCCE’s Amber Vinchesi-Vahl on Automated and Mechanical Cultivators for Processing Tomatoes

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Amber Vinchesi-Vahl, UCCE vegetable crops advisor for Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties, to discuss control of in-row weeds for processing tomatoes using automated and mechanical cultivators.
Mar 25, 202213:11
3/18/22 - MyAgLife Episode 109: Interview with Technical Nutrition Agronomist Matt Comrey about Soil Mapping for Fine-Tuned Nutrient Management

3/18/22 - MyAgLife Episode 109: Interview with Technical Nutrition Agronomist Matt Comrey about Soil Mapping for Fine-Tuned Nutrient Management

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Matt Comrey, Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness technical nutrition agronomist, to discuss soil mapping for fine-tuned nutrient management and the value that variable rate application methods can have.
Mar 18, 202222:45
3/11/22 - MyAgLife Episode 108: Interview with UCCE’s Jhalendra Rijal on ‘True Bug’ Monitoring and Management in Spring

3/11/22 - MyAgLife Episode 108: Interview with UCCE’s Jhalendra Rijal on ‘True Bug’ Monitoring and Management in Spring

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jhalendra Rijal, UCCE area IPM advisor for Stanislaus County, to discuss springtime and even late-season monitoring for and management of hemipteran ‘true bug’ pests in almond and pistachio.
Mar 11, 202225:36
3/4/22 - MyAgLife Episode 107: Interview with Almond Alliance's Aubrey Bettencourt on Port Updates

3/4/22 - MyAgLife Episode 107: Interview with Almond Alliance's Aubrey Bettencourt on Port Updates

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Almond Alliance President and CEO Aubrey Bettencourt to discuss new port updates and projects as well as the Alliance's efforts.
Mar 04, 202215:34
2/25/21 - MyAgLife Episode 106: Interview with Emily Symmes about Treating Scale Pests in Walnut

2/25/21 - MyAgLife Episode 106: Interview with Emily Symmes about Treating Scale Pests in Walnut

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Emily Symmes, senior manager of technical field services for Suterra, to discuss the growing problem of scale pests in walnut and possible treatment options.
Feb 25, 202216:56
2/18/21 - MyAgLife Episode 105 - Interview with UCCE’s Brent Holtz on the Origins of Whole Orchard Recycling

2/18/21 - MyAgLife Episode 105 - Interview with UCCE’s Brent Holtz on the Origins of Whole Orchard Recycling

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Brent Holtz, UCCE county director and farm advisor for San Joaquin County, to discuss the origins of whole orchard recycling and how an idea turned into a best management practice.
Feb 18, 202222:40
2/11/21 - MyAgLife Episode 104 - Interview with UC Davis' Louise Ferguson and UC ANR's Andy Lyons about a New Web-Based Tool for Predicting Pistachio Growth

2/11/21 - MyAgLife Episode 104 - Interview with UC Davis' Louise Ferguson and UC ANR's Andy Lyons about a New Web-Based Tool for Predicting Pistachio Growth

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Louise Ferguson, extension specialist in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, and Andy Lyons, Informatics and GIS Statewide Program with UC ANR and UC Berkeley, to discuss a new web-based tool for predicting pistachio growth and how the industry has evolved to require a tool like this.
Feb 12, 202216:06
2/4/22 – MyAgLife Episode 103: Interview with Secretary Ross and Undersecretary Birdsong on Government’s Efforts Against the Port Crisis

2/4/22 – MyAgLife Episode 103: Interview with Secretary Ross and Undersecretary Birdsong on Government’s Efforts Against the Port Crisis

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and Undersecretary Christine Birdsong to discuss port congestion and what is being done to counter current issues.
Feb 04, 202220:44
1/28/22 - MyAgLife Episode 102: Interview with Brad Higbee on Development of Areawide IPM Projects and Mating Disruption

1/28/22 - MyAgLife Episode 102: Interview with Brad Higbee on Development of Areawide IPM Projects and Mating Disruption

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Brad Higbee, Field R&D Manager with Trece, Inc., to discuss the 2008-12 areawide IPM project for navel orangeworm and development of mating disruption for NOW.
Jan 28, 202219:10
1/21/22 - MyAgLife Episode 101: Interview with Dr. Karl Wyant on Benefits of Soil Microbes During Drought

1/21/22 - MyAgLife Episode 101: Interview with Dr. Karl Wyant on Benefits of Soil Microbes During Drought

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Karl Wyant, Vice President of Ag Science at Heliae Agriculture and chair of Western Region CCA, to discuss the role of soil microbes in drought management.
Jan 21, 202215:19
1/14/22 - MyAgLife Episode 100: A Review of MyAgLife So Far and What to Look Forward To

1/14/22 - MyAgLife Episode 100: A Review of MyAgLife So Far and What to Look Forward To

Taylor Chalstrom sits down for this 100th-episode special of the MyAgLife podcast with JCS Marketing Publisher and CEO Jason Scott to discuss the evolution of the MyAgLife digital platform and what’s in store for the future.
Jan 14, 202212:53
1/7/22 - MyAgLife Episode 99: Interview with UCCE's Luke Milliron on Delayed Irrigation in Walnut

1/7/22 - MyAgLife Episode 99: Interview with UCCE's Luke Milliron on Delayed Irrigation in Walnut

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor Luke Milliron to discuss the benefits of delayed irrigation and what current research shows in both walnuts and almonds.
Jan 07, 202219:41
12/31/21 - MyAgLife Episode 98: Interview with UC Davis' Faye Duan on Integrating Chicken and Vegetable Production

12/31/21 - MyAgLife Episode 98: Interview with UC Davis' Faye Duan on Integrating Chicken and Vegetable Production

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with UC Davis Graduate Student Researcher Faye Duan to discuss integrating chicken and vegetable production in organic farming and best practices to be recognized thus far.
Dec 31, 202119:27
12/24/21 - MyAgLife Episode 97: Interview with UCCE’s Luke Milliron and West Coast Nut’s Jason Scott about the 2022 North Valley Nut Conference

12/24/21 - MyAgLife Episode 97: Interview with UCCE’s Luke Milliron and West Coast Nut’s Jason Scott about the 2022 North Valley Nut Conference

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with UCCE Orchard Advisor Luke Milliron and West Coast Nut publisher Jason Scott to discuss important updates regarding the 2022 North Valley Nut Conference and what to expect from this event. This episode sponsored by Valent® Chateau® EZ Herbicide
Dec 24, 202114:46
12/17/21 - MyAgLife Episode 96: Interview with UCCE's Ali Montazar on Irrigation and Nitrogen Management in Carrot

12/17/21 - MyAgLife Episode 96: Interview with UCCE's Ali Montazar on Irrigation and Nitrogen Management in Carrot

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Ali Montazar, UCCE Irrigation and Water Management Advisor for Imperial County, to discuss new knowledge-based information for enhancing water and nitrogen use efficiency in desert fresh market carrots.
Dec 17, 202116:41
12/10/21 - MyAgLife Episode 95: Interview with California Farm Water Coalition’s Mike Wade on the State of California Water Policy

12/10/21 - MyAgLife Episode 95: Interview with California Farm Water Coalition’s Mike Wade on the State of California Water Policy

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with California Farm Water Coalition’s Mike Wade to discuss what it could mean for Californians if we have another dry year.
Dec 10, 202115:35
12/3/21 - MyAgLife Episode 94: Interview with UC Davis’ Brittney Goodrich about the 2022 Pollination Economic Outlook

12/3/21 - MyAgLife Episode 94: Interview with UC Davis’ Brittney Goodrich about the 2022 Pollination Economic Outlook

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Brittney Goodrich, Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension in the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, to discuss the economic outlook for the 2022 almond pollination season.
Dec 03, 202123:57
11/26/21 - MyAgLife Episode 93: Interview with Almond Board of California’s Gabriele Ludwig on Climate-Smart Agriculture

11/26/21 - MyAgLife Episode 93: Interview with Almond Board of California’s Gabriele Ludwig on Climate-Smart Agriculture

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Gabriele Ludwig, director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs at Almond Board of California, to discuss the importance of climate-smart agriculture practices in almond orchards.
Nov 26, 202122:31
11/19/21 - MyAgLife Episode 92: Interview with UCCE’s Jhalendra Rijal on Pacific Flathead Borer’s Emergence in Walnut

11/19/21 - MyAgLife Episode 92: Interview with UCCE’s Jhalendra Rijal on Pacific Flathead Borer’s Emergence in Walnut

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jhalendra Rijal, UCCE IPM Advisor, to discuss Pacific flathead borer’s emergence as a significant pest in walnut and management tools for this pest.
Nov 19, 202128:32
11/12/21 - MyAgLife Episode 91: Interview with UCCE’s Ellen Bruno on the Outlook for California’s Almond Market

11/12/21 - MyAgLife Episode 91: Interview with UCCE’s Ellen Bruno on the Outlook for California’s Almond Market

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Ellen Bruno, assistant cooperative extension specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley, to discuss the outlook for California’s almond market and expected growth moving forward.
Nov 12, 202112:05
11/5/21 - MyAgLife Episode 90: Interview with UCCE’s Kat Jarvis-Shean on Dormancy in Tree Nut Crops

11/5/21 - MyAgLife Episode 90: Interview with UCCE’s Kat Jarvis-Shean on Dormancy in Tree Nut Crops

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Kat Jarvis-Shean, UCCE orchard systems advisor, to discuss dormancy in tree nut orchards and what trees do during the winter.
Nov 05, 202120:21
10/29/21 - MyAgLife Episode 89: Interview with NCAT’s Margo Hale on ‘Armed to Farm’

10/29/21 - MyAgLife Episode 89: Interview with NCAT’s Margo Hale on ‘Armed to Farm’

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Margo Hale, regional director with the National Center for Appropriate Technology, to discuss Armed to Farm, a sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans.
Oct 29, 202122:38
10/22/21 - MyAgLife Episode 88: Interview with CCA Rich Kreps on Soil Salt Manipulation

10/22/21 - MyAgLife Episode 88: Interview with CCA Rich Kreps on Soil Salt Manipulation

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Rich Kreps, CCA, SSp. and contributing writer, to discuss keeping trees thirsty by manipulating soil salt content.
Oct 22, 202118:58
10/15/21 - MyAgLife Episode 87: Interviews with Agro-K’s Sean Jacobs on Leaf Sap Analysis and Custom Agronomics’ Chris Underwood on Proper Tank Mixing

10/15/21 - MyAgLife Episode 87: Interviews with Agro-K’s Sean Jacobs on Leaf Sap Analysis and Custom Agronomics’ Chris Underwood on Proper Tank Mixing

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Sean Jacobs, technical sales and marketing representative with Agro-K, and Chris Underwood, head of Product Development at Custom Agronomics, to discuss leaf sap analysis and proper tank mixing.
Oct 14, 202115:58
10/8/21 - MyAgLife Episode 86: Interview with USDA’s Timmy Jacobs about Biosolarization in Marginal Climates

10/8/21 - MyAgLife Episode 86: Interview with USDA’s Timmy Jacobs about Biosolarization in Marginal Climates

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Timmy Jacobs, USDA Risk Management Specialist, to discuss biosolarization and cover crop impact on weeds and soilborne pathogens in marginal climates.
Oct 07, 202122:21
10/1/21 - MyAgLife Episode 85: Interview with JCS Marketing, Inc.’s Jason Scott about the Upcoming California Tree Nut Conference

10/1/21 - MyAgLife Episode 85: Interview with JCS Marketing, Inc.’s Jason Scott about the Upcoming California Tree Nut Conference

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jason Scott, CEO and publisher of West Coast Nut magazine and JCS Marketing, Inc., to discuss the upcoming California Tree Nut Conference on November 3rd. This conference will bring growers together with industry leaders from across all the nut commodities and also provide valuable continuing education credits on important production practices.
Sep 30, 202116:43
9/24/21 - MyAgLife Episode 84: Interview with UCCE’s Kent Daane about Vine Mealybug in Grapevines

9/24/21 - MyAgLife Episode 84: Interview with UCCE’s Kent Daane about Vine Mealybug in Grapevines

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Kent Daane, UCCE IPM specialist, at this year’s Crop Consultant Conference to discuss biology of and management strategies for vine mealybug in grapevines.
Sep 23, 202113:01
9/17/21 - MyAgLife Episode 83: Interview with UCCE’s Franz Niederholzer about Activator Spray Adjuvant Selection in Trees and Vines

9/17/21 - MyAgLife Episode 83: Interview with UCCE’s Franz Niederholzer about Activator Spray Adjuvant Selection in Trees and Vines

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Franz Niederholzer, UCCE farm advisor for Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties, to discuss activator spray adjuvant selection in trees and vines and matching the proper material to the job.
Sep 14, 202116:31
9/10/21 - MyAgLife Episode 82: Interview with Walnut Grower Davin Norene about Wolfskill’s Potential as an Early Season Variety

9/10/21 - MyAgLife Episode 82: Interview with Walnut Grower Davin Norene about Wolfskill’s Potential as an Early Season Variety

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Davin Norene, walnut grower and manager with Norene Ranches, to discuss the new UC Davis walnut variety Wolfskill’s potential as an early-season variety.
Sep 09, 202113:58
9/3/21 - MyAgLife Episode 81: Interview with WAPA’s Priscilla Rodriguez about the Proposed New Forklift Rule and its Implications for the Ag Industry

9/3/21 - MyAgLife Episode 81: Interview with WAPA’s Priscilla Rodriguez about the Proposed New Forklift Rule and its Implications for the Ag Industry

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Priscilla Rodriguez, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Food Safety at Western Agricultural Processors Association, to discuss a new proposal to mandate electric forklifts for the ag industry.
Sep 03, 202118:11
8/27/21 - MyAgLife Episode 80: Interview with Sperry Farms’ Brian Wahlbrink about Transitioning to Off-Ground Almond Harvest

8/27/21 - MyAgLife Episode 80: Interview with Sperry Farms’ Brian Wahlbrink about Transitioning to Off-Ground Almond Harvest

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Brian Wahlbrink, co-owner of Sperry Farms Inc. and new chairman of the Almond Board of California, to discuss making the transition to off-ground almond harvest.
Aug 26, 202111:41
8/20/21 - MyAgLife Episode 79: Interview with Sarah Light about Understanding Herbicide Drift Symptoms in Hemp.

8/20/21 - MyAgLife Episode 79: Interview with Sarah Light about Understanding Herbicide Drift Symptoms in Hemp.

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Sarah Light, UCCE agronomy advisor in Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties, to discuss recent research trials to improve understanding of herbicide drift symptoms on hemp.
Aug 19, 202112:20
8/13/21 - MyAgLife Episode 78: Interview with UCCE’s Daniele Zaccaria about Water Budgeting for Pistachio in a Drought Year

8/13/21 - MyAgLife Episode 78: Interview with UCCE’s Daniele Zaccaria about Water Budgeting for Pistachio in a Drought Year

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Daniele Zaccaria, UCCE agricultural water management specialist, to discuss water budgeting for pistachio in a drought year and options that growers have for management
Aug 12, 202124:35
8/6/21 - MyAgLife Episode 77: Interview with Tri-Tech Ag Products, Inc.’s Eryn Wingate about Humic Acids in Organic Systems

8/6/21 - MyAgLife Episode 77: Interview with Tri-Tech Ag Products, Inc.’s Eryn Wingate about Humic Acids in Organic Systems

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Eryn Wingate, agronomist with Tri-Tech Ag Products, Inc., to discuss humic acids and their potential benefits to organic planting systems.
Aug 05, 202121:54
7/30 /21 - MyAgLife Episode 76 : Interview with JCS Marketing Inc. CEO Jason Scott and Western Region CCA Board Chairs Jerome Pier and Karl Wyant about the Upcoming Crop Consultant Conference

7/30 /21 - MyAgLife Episode 76 : Interview with JCS Marketing Inc. CEO Jason Scott and Western Region CCA Board Chairs Jerome Pier and Karl Wyant about the Upcoming Crop Consultant Conference

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jason Scott, CEO of JCS Marketing Inc. and publisher of progressive Crop Consultant magazine, and Jerome Pier and Karl Wyant, current and incoming board chairs of Western Region Certified Crop Advisers Association, to discuss the upcoming Crop ConsultantConference on Sept. 16 and 17. This in-person two-day event will feature educational seminars with continuing education credits, an industry trade show, and live industry presentations.
Jul 29, 202122:18
7/23/21 - MyAgLife Episode 75: Interview with Wilbur-Ellis' Matt Comrey about a Multipronged Approach to Irrigation Management

7/23/21 - MyAgLife Episode 75: Interview with Wilbur-Ellis' Matt Comrey about a Multipronged Approach to Irrigation Management

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Matt Comrey, technical nutrition agronomist with Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness, to discuss irrigation scheduling and maintenance in tree nut orchards.
Jul 22, 202129:52
7/16/21 - MyAgLife Episode 74: Interview with Almond Board of California’s Tim Birmingham and Guangwei Huang about Almond Stockpile Management

7/16/21 - MyAgLife Episode 74: Interview with Almond Board of California’s Tim Birmingham and Guangwei Huang about Almond Stockpile Management

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Tim Birmingham, director of quality assurance and industry services at Almond Board of California, and Guangwei Huang, associate director of food research and technology, to discuss almond stockpile management for processors and growers.
Jul 15, 202127:47
7/9/21 - MyAgLife Episode 73: Interview with Meridian Growers’ Jim Zion about West Coast Port Congestion

7/9/21 - MyAgLife Episode 73: Interview with Meridian Growers’ Jim Zion about West Coast Port Congestion

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jim Zion, managing partner at Meridian Growers, to discuss congestion at West Coast ports and how tree nut shipments are being affected.
Jul 08, 202116:31
7/2/21 - MyAgLife Episode 72: Interview with UCCE’s Shulamit Shroder and Jessie Kanter about Cover Cropping to Achieve Management Goals

7/2/21 - MyAgLife Episode 72: Interview with UCCE’s Shulamit Shroder and Jessie Kanter about Cover Cropping to Achieve Management Goals

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Shulamit Shroder, UCCE community education specialist in Kern County, and Jessie Kanter with the UCCE Small Farms and Specialty Crops Program in Fresno County to discuss cover cropping to achieve management goals and lessons learned from recent cover crop trials in the San Joaquin Valley.
Jul 01, 202115:16
6/25/21 - MyAgLife Episode 71: Interview with UCCE’s Jhalendra Rijal about Managing Stink Bugs in Almond

6/25/21 - MyAgLife Episode 71: Interview with UCCE’s Jhalendra Rijal about Managing Stink Bugs in Almond

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jhalendra Rijal, UCCE IPM advisor for North San Joaquin Valley, to discuss stink bug management in almond, including monitoring for true bugs as well as predatory stink bugs.
Jun 24, 202124:09
6/18/21 - MyAgLife Episode 70: Interview with UCCE’s Franz Niederholzer about Reducing Dust and Potential Disease from Orchard Mowing

6/18/21 - MyAgLife Episode 70: Interview with UCCE’s Franz Niederholzer about Reducing Dust and Potential Disease from Orchard Mowing

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Franz Niederholzer, UCCE orchard systems farm advisor for Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties, to discuss proper timing and other considerations for orchard mowing to reduce dust and potential disease.
Jun 17, 202112:29
6/11/21 - MyAgLife Episode 69: Interview with UCCE’s Mark Bolda about the Challenges of Managing Fusarium in Strawberries

6/11/21 - MyAgLife Episode 69: Interview with UCCE’s Mark Bolda about the Challenges of Managing Fusarium in Strawberries

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Mark Bolda, UCCE strawberry and caneberry farm advisor in Santa Cruz County, to discuss the challenges of managing Fusarium in strawberries and methods organic and conventional growers can use to control this pathogen.
Jun 10, 202119:37
6/4/21 - MyAgLife Episode 68: Interview with Superior Almond Hulling’s Kevin Long about the Pressures Almond Facilities are Facing with Harvest Congestion

6/4/21 - MyAgLife Episode 68: Interview with Superior Almond Hulling’s Kevin Long about the Pressures Almond Facilities are Facing with Harvest Congestion

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Kevin Long, general manager at Superior Almond Hulling, to discuss how almond facilities are coping with harvest congestion and preparing for bigger crops to come.
Jun 03, 202118:14
5/28/21 - MyAgLife Episode 67: Interview with UCCE’s Houston Wilson about Navel Orangeworm as a Candidate for Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management in California

5/28/21 - MyAgLife Episode 67: Interview with UCCE’s Houston Wilson about Navel Orangeworm as a Candidate for Area-Wide Integrated Pest Management in California

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Houston Wilson, UCCE assistant specialist in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside, to discuss navel orangeworm as a candidate for area-wide integrated pest management in California.
May 27, 202126:59
5/21/21 - MyAgLife Episode 66: Interview with UCCE’s Doug Amaral about Best Management Practices for Nitrogen Fertilization in Almonds

5/21/21 - MyAgLife Episode 66: Interview with UCCE’s Doug Amaral about Best Management Practices for Nitrogen Fertilization in Almonds

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Doug Amaral, UCCE farm advisor for Kings and Tulare counties, to discuss implementing best management practices for nitrogen fertilization in almonds.
May 20, 202118:28
5/14/21 - MyAgLife Episode 65: Interview with Gatzman Appraisal’s Janie Gatzman about Trends in California Tree Nut Property Values

5/14/21 - MyAgLife Episode 65: Interview with Gatzman Appraisal’s Janie Gatzman about Trends in California Tree Nut Property Values

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Janie Gatzman, a fourth-generation tree nut farmer and owner of Gatzman Appraisal, to discuss trends in California tree nut property values.
May 13, 202113:48
5/7/21 - MyAgLife Episode 64: Interview with Heliae Agriculture’s Karl Wyant about Biological Management Practices to Maximize Soil Quality

5/7/21 - MyAgLife Episode 64: Interview with Heliae Agriculture’s Karl Wyant about Biological Management Practices to Maximize Soil Quality

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Karl Wyant, Vice President of Ag Science at Heliae Agriculture and vice chair of Western Region CCA, to discuss biological management practices to maximize soil quality.
May 06, 202117:47
4/30/21 - MyAgLife Episode 63: Interview with University of Connecticut’s Sandro Steinbach about Effects of the Trade War on the California Tree Nut Industry

4/30/21 - MyAgLife Episode 63: Interview with University of Connecticut’s Sandro Steinbach about Effects of the Trade War on the California Tree Nut Industry

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Sandro Steinbach, assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, to discuss how the California tree nut industry was impacted by the trade war and the difficulties that still remain.
Apr 29, 202117:59
4/23/21 - MyAgLife Episode 62: Interview with WAPA’s Roger Isom about Proposed Pesticide Mill Taxes

4/23/21 - MyAgLife Episode 62: Interview with WAPA’s Roger Isom about Proposed Pesticide Mill Taxes

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Roger Isom, President and CEO of Western Agricultural Processors Association, to discuss a new state proposal on pesticide mill taxes and the impacts this may have on the agriculture industry.
Apr 22, 202122:23
4/16/21 - MyAgLife Episode 61: Interview with Nematologist Kristi Sanchez about Root Lesion Nematode in Walnut

4/16/21 - MyAgLife Episode 61: Interview with Nematologist Kristi Sanchez about Root Lesion Nematode in Walnut

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Kristi Sanchez, nematologist with TriCal Diagnostics and TriCal, to discuss root lesion nematode in walnut.
Apr 15, 202119:14
4/9/21 - MyAgLife Episode 60: Interview with Hemp Grower James Knox about the Fundamentals of Hemp Nutrition

4/9/21 - MyAgLife Episode 60: Interview with Hemp Grower James Knox about the Fundamentals of Hemp Nutrition

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with James Knox, owner of KLR farms, to discuss the fundamentals of hemp nutrition and how growers can meet nutrient needs for this crop.
Apr 08, 202121:47
4/2/21 - MyAgLife Episode 59: Interview with CCA Rich Kreps about Nutrition Plans for Pistachio Orchards

4/2/21 - MyAgLife Episode 59: Interview with CCA Rich Kreps about Nutrition Plans for Pistachio Orchards

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Rich Kreps, CCA, SSp. and contributing writer, to discuss nutrition plans for pistachio orchards and how growers can make better orchard nutrition decisions.
Apr 01, 202117:29
3/26/21 - MyAgLife Episode 58 – Interview with Heliae Agriculture’s Karl Wyant about Making Sense of Biostimulants

3/26/21 - MyAgLife Episode 58 – Interview with Heliae Agriculture’s Karl Wyant about Making Sense of Biostimulants

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Karl Wyant, Vice President of Ag Science at Heliae Agriculture and vice chair of Western Region CCA, to talk about making sense of biostimulants for improving your soil.
Mar 25, 202120:50
3/26/21 - Enhancing Diamondback Moth Management with Mating Disruption / Progressive Crop Consultant March/April 2021

3/26/21 - Enhancing Diamondback Moth Management with Mating Disruption / Progressive Crop Consultant March/April 2021

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by UCCE Entomology and Biologicals Advisor Surendra K. Dara.
Mar 25, 202111:21
3/26/21 - Control Codling Moth to Control NOW in Walnuts: Monitoring, Mating Disruption and Insecticide Sprays will Keep Moth Populations Down / West Coast Nut March 2021

3/26/21 - Control Codling Moth to Control NOW in Walnuts: Monitoring, Mating Disruption and Insecticide Sprays will Keep Moth Populations Down / West Coast Nut March 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Mar 25, 202110:52
3/26/21 - TAC Panel Weighs in on Optimizing Orchard Profitability / West Coast Nut March 2021

3/26/21 - TAC Panel Weighs in on Optimizing Orchard Profitability / West Coast Nut March 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Mar 25, 202105:60
3/19/21 - MyAgLife Episode 57: Exclusive Interview with UCCE’s Jhalendra Rijal about Spring Season Pest Monitoring Activities in Almond Orchards

3/19/21 - MyAgLife Episode 57: Exclusive Interview with UCCE’s Jhalendra Rijal about Spring Season Pest Monitoring Activities in Almond Orchards

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jhalendra Rijal, UCCE area integrated pest management advisor in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties, to discuss spring season pest monitoring activities in almond orchards.
Mar 18, 202130:08
3/19/21 - Almond Growers Consider Multiple Factors in Replanting Decisions : Lower Prices Push Out Older, Less Productive Orchards / West Coast Nut March 2021

3/19/21 - Almond Growers Consider Multiple Factors in Replanting Decisions : Lower Prices Push Out Older, Less Productive Orchards / West Coast Nut March 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Mitch Lies.
Mar 18, 202107:21
3/19/21 - California Almond Bloom From the Beekeeper’s Perspective: A Bee’s-Eye-View of the Life and Travels of an Almond Pollinator / West Coast Nut March 2021

3/19/21 - California Almond Bloom From the Beekeeper’s Perspective: A Bee’s-Eye-View of the Life and Travels of an Almond Pollinator / West Coast Nut March 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Danita Cahill.
Mar 18, 202110:30
3/19/21 - New Findings on Limb Dieback of Figs in California: Pruning Practices can help Protect from Disease Pathogen / Progressive Crop Consultant March/April 2021

3/19/21 - New Findings on Limb Dieback of Figs in California: Pruning Practices can help Protect from Disease Pathogen / Progressive Crop Consultant March/April 2021

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by UCCE’s Themis J. Michailides, David Morgan and Giorgio Gusella.
Mar 18, 202108:43
3/12/21 - Chill, Heat and Choosing Male Pollinizers: A Complex Situation for Pistachio Growers / West Coast Nut March 2021

3/12/21 - Chill, Heat and Choosing Male Pollinizers: A Complex Situation for Pistachio Growers / West Coast Nut March 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by associate editor Cecilia Parsons.
Mar 11, 202107:09
3/12/21 - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Hazelnut: Battle Between This Existing Pest and Growers Has Just Begun / West Coast Nut March 2021

3/12/21 - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Hazelnut: Battle Between This Existing Pest and Growers Has Just Begun / West Coast Nut March 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Hazelnut Marketing Board.
Mar 11, 202107:25
3/12/21 - A Review of Pythium Diseases in Row Crops: Soilborne Organism is Known for Causing Seedling Diseases and Other Issues / Progressive Crop Consultant March/April 2021

3/12/21 - A Review of Pythium Diseases in Row Crops: Soilborne Organism is Known for Causing Seedling Diseases and Other Issues / Progressive Crop Consultant March/April 2021

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by TriCal Diagnostics’ Steven Koike.
Mar 11, 202109:37
3/12/21 - MyAgLife Episode 56: Exclusive Interview with Eryn Wingate about Tightening the Nitrogen Cycle in Organic Agriculture

3/12/21 - MyAgLife Episode 56: Exclusive Interview with Eryn Wingate about Tightening the Nitrogen Cycle in Organic Agriculture

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Eryn Wingate, agronomist with Tri-Tech Ag Products Inc., to discuss tightening the nitrogen cycle in organic agriculture and how to meet crop nitrogen needs without impacting the environment.
Mar 11, 202120:57
3/5/21 - A New Generation of Precision Spray Technology / Progressive Crop Consultant March/April 2021

3/5/21 - A New Generation of Precision Spray Technology / Progressive Crop Consultant March/April 2021

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Heping Zhu, Agricultural Engineer and Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit and Steve Booher, Founder & CEO, Smart Guided® Systems, LLC.
Mar 04, 202111:01
3/5/21 - New Findings on Walnut Kernel Mold : Research Shows Hull-Split Fungicide Sprays and Cultural Practices Help Fight Walnut Kernel Mold / West Coast Nut March 2021

3/5/21 - New Findings on Walnut Kernel Mold : Research Shows Hull-Split Fungicide Sprays and Cultural Practices Help Fight Walnut Kernel Mold / West Coast Nut March 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Vicky Boyd.
Mar 04, 202111:19
 3/5/21- Smart Irrigation Technology can help with Water Management Decisions / West Coast Nut March 2021

3/5/21- Smart Irrigation Technology can help with Water Management Decisions / West Coast Nut March 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by associate editor Cecilia Parsons.
Mar 04, 202107:51
3/5/21 - MyAgLife Episode 55: Exclusive Interview with Suterra’s Emily Symmes about Preserving Beneficials in the Orchard

3/5/21 - MyAgLife Episode 55: Exclusive Interview with Suterra’s Emily Symmes about Preserving Beneficials in the Orchard

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Emily Symmes, a former UCCE Farm Advisor and now Senior Manager of Technical Field Services for Suterra, to discuss the importance of preserving beneficial insects in an orchard and making them part of your pest management plan.
Mar 04, 202122:14
2/26/21 - Preserve Beneficials in the Orchard : Sampling Begins in April to Count Natural Enemy Populations for Major Nut Pests / West Coast Nut February 2021

2/26/21 - Preserve Beneficials in the Orchard : Sampling Begins in April to Count Natural Enemy Populations for Major Nut Pests / West Coast Nut February 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Feb 25, 202107:58
2/26/21 - Pesticide Use During Almond Bloom : Prevent Harm to Bees by Using Safer Sprays and Practices / West Coast Nut February 2021

2/26/21 - Pesticide Use During Almond Bloom : Prevent Harm to Bees by Using Safer Sprays and Practices / West Coast Nut February 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by editorial assistant intern Taylor Chalstrom.
Feb 25, 202106:25
2/26/21 - Centipedes and Millipedes in the Soil Food Web / Organic Farmer February/March 2021

2/26/21 - Centipedes and Millipedes in the Soil Food Web / Organic Farmer February/March 2021

Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by contributing writer Danita Cahill.
Feb 25, 202109:14
2/26/21 - MyAgLife Episode 54: Exclusive Interview with UPL's Joe Vassios and UC Riverside's Jim Adaskaveg about Bacterial Blast and the Section 18 Renewal for the Bactericide Kasumin

2/26/21 - MyAgLife Episode 54: Exclusive Interview with UPL's Joe Vassios and UC Riverside's Jim Adaskaveg about Bacterial Blast and the Section 18 Renewal for the Bactericide Kasumin

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Joe Vassios, Technical Service Lead for Specialty Crops at UPL, and UC Riverside Plant Pathologist Jim Adaskaveg to discuss bacterial blast in almond and how the recent Section 18 renewal for the bactericide Kasumin will be key to disease mitigation.
Feb 25, 202118:28
2/19/21 - Gill’s Mealybug in Pistachio: Experts Warn of Increased Presence in California Pistachio Orchards / West Coast Nut February 2021

2/19/21 - Gill’s Mealybug in Pistachio: Experts Warn of Increased Presence in California Pistachio Orchards / West Coast Nut February 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Feb 19, 202107:59
2/19/21 - Adding Value in Hulling and Shelling / West Coast Nut February 2021

2/19/21 - Adding Value in Hulling and Shelling / West Coast Nut February 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Feb 19, 202107:42
2/19/21 - Organic Almonds: Why and How from a Grower’s Perspective / Organic Farmer February/March 2021

2/19/21 - Organic Almonds: Why and How from a Grower’s Perspective / Organic Farmer February/March 2021

Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by editorial assistant intern Taylor Chalstrom.
Feb 18, 202107:45
2/19/21 - MyAgLife Episode 53: Exclusive Interview with Sun-Maid Technical Viticulturist Steve Vasquez about Weather Stations in Vineyards

2/19/21 - MyAgLife Episode 53: Exclusive Interview with Sun-Maid Technical Viticulturist Steve Vasquez about Weather Stations in Vineyards

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Steve Vasquez, Technical Viticulturist for Sun-Maid Growers, to discuss weather station use in vineyards and how newly developed weather technologies provide beneficial insights to growers.
Feb 18, 202125:54
2/12/21 - Replanting an Almond Orchard : Address Physical, Chemical and Pest Challenges in Soil before Replanting / West Coast Nut February 2021

2/12/21 - Replanting an Almond Orchard : Address Physical, Chemical and Pest Challenges in Soil before Replanting / West Coast Nut February 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Mitch Lies.
Feb 12, 202112:36
2/12/21 - Spring Season Pest Monitoring Activities in Almond Orchards / West Coast Nut February 2021

2/12/21 - Spring Season Pest Monitoring Activities in Almond Orchards / West Coast Nut February 2021

Listen to this article from West Cost Nut by Jhalendra Rijal, Area IPM Advisor, UCCE &Statewide IPM Program, and Sudan Gyawaly, Associate Research Specialist, UCCE.
Feb 12, 202115:41
2/12/21 - Fundamentals of Hemp Nutrition : Growers Share Insights on Meeting the Nutrient Needs of Hemp Crops / Organic Farmer February/March 2021

2/12/21 - Fundamentals of Hemp Nutrition : Growers Share Insights on Meeting the Nutrient Needs of Hemp Crops / Organic Farmer February/March 2021

Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by contributing writer Danita Cahill.
Feb 12, 202108:15
2/12/21 - MyAgLife Episode 52: Exclusive Interview with Louise Ferguson, UC Davis, about Canopy Management in Pistachios

2/12/21 - MyAgLife Episode 52: Exclusive Interview with Louise Ferguson, UC Davis, about Canopy Management in Pistachios

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Louise Ferguson, an Extension Specialist with the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences, to discuss canopy management in pistachios and how mechanical and hand pruning can be used to produce good-quality annual crops.
Feb 12, 202126:59
2/5/21 - Don’t Cut Corners with Bot : Take an Integrated Approach to Avoid Limb Dieback and Yield Loss / West Coast Nut February 2021

2/5/21 - Don’t Cut Corners with Bot : Take an Integrated Approach to Avoid Limb Dieback and Yield Loss / West Coast Nut February 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Vicky Boyd.
Feb 04, 202110:35
2/5/21 - Integrated Pest Management on a Budget : Costs and Values Must be Weighed when Economics Become Reality / West Coast Nut February 2021

2/5/21 - Integrated Pest Management on a Budget : Costs and Values Must be Weighed when Economics Become Reality / West Coast Nut February 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Feb 04, 202107:24
2/5/21 - Tightening the Nitrogen Cycling in Organic Agriculture: How to Meet Crop Nitrogen Needs without Impacting the Environment / Organic Farmer February/March 2021

2/5/21 - Tightening the Nitrogen Cycling in Organic Agriculture: How to Meet Crop Nitrogen Needs without Impacting the Environment / Organic Farmer February/March 2021

Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Eryn Wingate, Agronomist, Tri-Tech Ag Products Inc.
Feb 04, 202108:48
2/5/21 - MyAgLife Episode 51: Exclusive Interview with Almond Board of California's Drew Wolter on the Opportunities his New Position will Provide

2/5/21 - MyAgLife Episode 51: Exclusive Interview with Almond Board of California's Drew Wolter on the Opportunities his New Position will Provide

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Drew Wolter, Almond Board of California’s new Senior Specialist in Pest Management, to talk about what opportunities his new position will provide for advancement in Integrated Pest Management techniques.
Feb 04, 202111:11
Rough Year for California Beekeepers: Wildfires, Mites and Forage Loss are Concerns, but Not Expected to Impact Almond Pollination / West Coast Nut January 2021

Rough Year for California Beekeepers: Wildfires, Mites and Forage Loss are Concerns, but Not Expected to Impact Almond Pollination / West Coast Nut January 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Jan 28, 202106:49
Pierce’s Disease in Grapevine: Identification and Control of Insect Vectors is Crucial to Control / Progressive Crop Consultant January/February 2021

Pierce’s Disease in Grapevine: Identification and Control of Insect Vectors is Crucial to Control / Progressive Crop Consultant January/February 2021

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by UCCE Area Viticulture Advisor Karl T. Lund.
Jan 28, 202112:56
MyAgLife Episode 49: Exclusive Interview with UCCE’s Sarah Light about Pests in Hemp

MyAgLife Episode 49: Exclusive Interview with UCCE’s Sarah Light about Pests in Hemp

Taylor Chalstrom talks with Sarah Light, UCCE Agronomy Advisor in Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties, about pests in hemp and the crop and yield loss currently being assessed in this newer commodity.
Jan 28, 202112:41
MyAgLife Episode 50: Exclusive Interview with Vice President of Musco Family Olive Company Dennis Burreson about Diversifying your Operation with Olive Trees

MyAgLife Episode 50: Exclusive Interview with Vice President of Musco Family Olive Company Dennis Burreson about Diversifying your Operation with Olive Trees

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Vice President of Musco Family Olive Company, Dennis Burreson, to talk about diversifying your operation with olive trees, advancements in the olive industry, and Musco’s Million Tree initiative.
Jan 28, 202116:59
Growing with Mating Disruption: The New Standard for Navel Orangeworm IPM / West Coast Nut January 2021

Growing with Mating Disruption: The New Standard for Navel Orangeworm IPM / West Coast Nut January 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Emily J. Symmes, Ph.D., Senior Manager of Technical Field Services, Suterra.
Jan 21, 202118:06
Pest and Weed Expert Joins the Almond Board Team: New Position will Provide Opportunity for Advancement in IPM Techniques / West Coast Nut January 2021

Pest and Weed Expert Joins the Almond Board Team: New Position will Provide Opportunity for Advancement in IPM Techniques / West Coast Nut January 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by the Almond Board of California.
Jan 21, 202106:17
Making Nitrogen and Potassium Fertilizer Decisions in Vineyards: The What, When and How Much for Applying Key Nutrients / Progressive Crop Consultant January/February 2021

Making Nitrogen and Potassium Fertilizer Decisions in Vineyards: The What, When and How Much for Applying Key Nutrients / Progressive Crop Consultant January/February 2021

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Craig Macmillan, Ph.D., Macmillan Ag Consulting and Kris Beal, The Vineyard Team.
Jan 21, 202111:15
MyAgLife Episode 48: Exclusive Interview with UC Davis' Alireza Pourreza about Almond Yield Forecasting by Drone

MyAgLife Episode 48: Exclusive Interview with UC Davis' Alireza Pourreza about Almond Yield Forecasting by Drone

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Alireza Pourreza, director of the Digital Agriculture Lab at UC Davis, to talk about almond yield forecasting by drone and how Virtual Orchard Technology can capture light interception for improved crop forecasting.
Jan 21, 202117:11
MyAgLife Episode 47: Exclusive Interview with JCS Marketing Inc.’s Jason Scott on the Upcoming 2021 California Walnut Conference

MyAgLife Episode 47: Exclusive Interview with JCS Marketing Inc.’s Jason Scott on the Upcoming 2021 California Walnut Conference

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jason Scott, CEO and publisher of JCS Marketing Inc. and West Coast Nut magazine, to talk about the upcoming 2-day California Walnut Conference on January 21st and 22nd. The conference will provide 4.5 hours of DPR CEUs and 5 hours of CCA CEUs (pending approval).
Jan 15, 202110:06
Weather Station Use in Vineyards: Newly Developed Weather Technologies Provide Multiple Beneficial Insights to Growers / Progressive Crop Consultant January/February 2021

Weather Station Use in Vineyards: Newly Developed Weather Technologies Provide Multiple Beneficial Insights to Growers / Progressive Crop Consultant January/February 2021

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Gabriel Torres and Technical Viticulturist Stephen Vasquez, Sun-Maid Growers.
Jan 15, 202115:25
Bacterial Blast in Almond: Pending Renewal of Kasumin Bactericide will be Key to Disease Mitigation / West Coast Nut January 2021

Bacterial Blast in Almond: Pending Renewal of Kasumin Bactericide will be Key to Disease Mitigation / West Coast Nut January 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Jan 15, 202107:27
Almond Yield Forecasting by Drone: Virtual Orchard Technology Captures Light Interception for Improved Crop Forecasting / West Coast Nut January 2021

Almond Yield Forecasting by Drone: Virtual Orchard Technology Captures Light Interception for Improved Crop Forecasting / West Coast Nut January 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Alireza Pourreza, Director, and Xin Zhang, Postdoctoral Scholar, Digital Agriculture Lab, UC Davis.
Jan 15, 202109:02
Leafing Failure Perplexes Experts: Multiple Causes are Likely Responsible for Almond Malady / West Coast Nut January 2021

Leafing Failure Perplexes Experts: Multiple Causes are Likely Responsible for Almond Malady / West Coast Nut January 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Vicky Boyd.
Jan 08, 202109:30
Spring Diseases Provide Challenge for Almond Growers: Weather Patterns can Determine Overall Disease Pressure / West Coast Nut January 2021

Spring Diseases Provide Challenge for Almond Growers: Weather Patterns can Determine Overall Disease Pressure / West Coast Nut January 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Mitch Lies.
Jan 08, 202109:27
Soil Application of Fungicides in Strawberry: Study Looks at Drip Applications and Potential Impact on Crop Health and Yields / Progressive Crop Consultant Jan/Feb 2021

Soil Application of Fungicides in Strawberry: Study Looks at Drip Applications and Potential Impact on Crop Health and Yields / Progressive Crop Consultant Jan/Feb 2021

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by UCCE Entomology and Biologicals Advisor Surendra Dara.
Jan 08, 202108:24
MyAgLife Episode 46: Exclusive Interview with UCCE’s George Zhuang on Winter Pruning and Disease Management in Vineyards

MyAgLife Episode 46: Exclusive Interview with UCCE’s George Zhuang on Winter Pruning and Disease Management in Vineyards

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with George Zhuang, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor in Fresno County, to talk about winter pruning and disease management in vineyards and how dormant season practices impact yield.
Jan 08, 202127:36
MyAgLife Episode 45: Exclusive Interview with UCCE’s Surendra Dara on Applied Biostimulants in Strawberry

MyAgLife Episode 45: Exclusive Interview with UCCE’s Surendra Dara on Applied Biostimulants in Strawberry

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Surendra Dara, UCCE Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, to talk about the use of biostimulants in strawberries to promote plant growth and to help plants withstand various pests, diseases or environmental stressors.
Dec 31, 202008:51
Managing Soil Structure and Soil Quality: Physical and Chemical Management Practices to Maximize Soil Quality / Progressive Crop Consultant Jan/Feb 2021

Managing Soil Structure and Soil Quality: Physical and Chemical Management Practices to Maximize Soil Quality / Progressive Crop Consultant Jan/Feb 2021

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Dr. Karl Wyant, Board of Directors, Western Region Certified Crop Advisers.
Dec 31, 202010:52
How One Tree-Nut Handler Has Kept COVID-19 at Bay: New Safety Measures and Ramped-Up Vigilance are the New Normal at The Almond Company / West Coast Nut January 2021

How One Tree-Nut Handler Has Kept COVID-19 at Bay: New Safety Measures and Ramped-Up Vigilance are the New Normal at The Almond Company / West Coast Nut January 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Catherine Merlo.
Dec 31, 202007:14
Delaying Irrigation Offers Benefits in Walnuts and Almonds / West Coast Nut January 2021

Delaying Irrigation Offers Benefits in Walnuts and Almonds / West Coast Nut January 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Mitch Lies.
Dec 31, 202007:52
Nurturing the Orchard Over Winter: Build Soil Carbon and Fertigate Early and Often with Phosphorus / West Coast Nut January 2021

Nurturing the Orchard Over Winter: Build Soil Carbon and Fertigate Early and Often with Phosphorus / West Coast Nut January 2021

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Rich Kreps, CCA, SSp.
Dec 31, 202005:27
Transpiration Uniformity as a Useful Metric for Tree Nut Growers / West Coast Nut December 2020

Transpiration Uniformity as a Useful Metric for Tree Nut Growers / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by James McBride, Ph.D., Head of Science, Ceres Imaging.
Dec 23, 202006:50
Should Wetlands Be Regulated Like Factories?: Increased Regulatory Permitting May Force Unreasonable Compliance / West Coast Nut December 2020

Should Wetlands Be Regulated Like Factories?: Increased Regulatory Permitting May Force Unreasonable Compliance / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Mike Wade, California Farm Water Coalition.
Dec 23, 202005:13
Trap Crops in Pistachio: Unique Strategy Aims at Planting a Secondary Crop to Entice Insect Pests Away from Nut Crops / West Coast Nut December 2020

Trap Crops in Pistachio: Unique Strategy Aims at Planting a Secondary Crop to Entice Insect Pests Away from Nut Crops / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Dec 23, 202008:03
Creating the Optimum Compost: Proper Feedstocks and Treatment Are Essential for a Beneficial Blend / Organic Farmer December/January

Creating the Optimum Compost: Proper Feedstocks and Treatment Are Essential for a Beneficial Blend / Organic Farmer December/January

Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Editorial Assistant Intern Taylor Chalstrom.
Dec 23, 202008:59
Assessing the Accuracy and Precision of Commercial Ag Laboratories / My Ag Life Episode 44

Assessing the Accuracy and Precision of Commercial Ag Laboratories / My Ag Life Episode 44

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Andre Biscaro, UCCE Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor for Ventura County, to talk about soil chemical analysis and the accuracy and precision of commercial ag laboratories as it relates to these tests.
Dec 23, 202016:03
Be Aggressive with Red Imported Fire Ants: Certain Irrigation Methods and Insecticides Make the Biggest Difference in Control in Almond Orchards / West Coast Nut December 2020

Be Aggressive with Red Imported Fire Ants: Certain Irrigation Methods and Insecticides Make the Biggest Difference in Control in Almond Orchards / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Vicky Boyd.
Dec 18, 202008:49
Regional Considerations for Pistachio Growers: Experts Discuss Some of the Considerations for Selecting a Site for Planting New Orchards / West Coast Nut December 2020

Regional Considerations for Pistachio Growers: Experts Discuss Some of the Considerations for Selecting a Site for Planting New Orchards / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Dec 18, 202007:60
Planning for Spring Pest Management in Walnuts: Leaf-Out is the Time to Start Monitoring / West Coast Nut December 2020

Planning for Spring Pest Management in Walnuts: Leaf-Out is the Time to Start Monitoring / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Dec 18, 202007:46
Pests in Hemp: Crop and Yield Loss Still Being Assessed in this New Commodity / Organic Farmer December/January

Pests in Hemp: Crop and Yield Loss Still Being Assessed in this New Commodity / Organic Farmer December/January

Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Sarah Light, UCCE Agronomy Advisor, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties.
Dec 18, 202004:30
Boron-Resistant Rootstock Research in Almond / My Ag Life Episode 43

Boron-Resistant Rootstock Research in Almond / My Ag Life Episode 43

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Katherine Jarvis-Shean, UCCE orchard systems advisor for Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties, to discuss boron-resistant rootstock research in almonds. Almonds are especially susceptible to effects of high-boron soil, and trees can be damaged by excessive amounts in the soil and water.
Dec 18, 202014:56
AgTech: Putting Local Weather Data to Work in your Orchards / West Coast Nut December 2020

AgTech: Putting Local Weather Data to Work in your Orchards / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Seth Hansen, PCA, CCA.
Dec 11, 202009:30
Boron-Resistant Rootstock Research Shows Promise / West Coast Nut December 2020

Boron-Resistant Rootstock Research Shows Promise / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Kathy Coatney.
Dec 11, 202006:42
Almond Grower Banks on Regenerative Almond Orchard Practices / West Coast Nut December 2020

Almond Grower Banks on Regenerative Almond Orchard Practices / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Danita Cahill.
Dec 11, 202009:07
Considerations When Thinking About Transitioning to Certified Organic Production / Organic Farmer December/January

Considerations When Thinking About Transitioning to Certified Organic Production / Organic Farmer December/January

Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Rex Dufour, NCAT/ATTRA.
Dec 11, 202008:58
Planning for Spring Pest Management in Walnuts / My Ag Life Episode 42

Planning for Spring Pest Management in Walnuts / My Ag Life Episode 42

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jhalendra Rijal, UCCE area integrated pest management advisor in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties, to discuss planning for spring pest management in walnuts. Growers and managers need to be prepared with a plan for monitoring and suppressing populations before they cause economic damage to the crop.
Dec 11, 202023:49
Late Blight Concerns in Pistachios: Spray Early in the Season or It Is Too Late / West Coast Nut December 2020

Late Blight Concerns in Pistachios: Spray Early in the Season or It Is Too Late / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Mitch Lies.
Dec 04, 202008:09
Tariffs and Trade Barriers - What to Expect in 2021 / West Coast Nut December 2020

Tariffs and Trade Barriers - What to Expect in 2021 / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Cathy Merlo.
Dec 04, 202012:23
Making the Most of Soil, Leaf and Water Sampling / West Coast Nut December 2020

Making the Most of Soil, Leaf and Water Sampling / West Coast Nut December 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Mitch Lies.
Dec 04, 202007:52
The Science Behind Regenerative Farming: Soil Health and Biodiversity Come First, Yield and Profit Will Follow / Organic Farmer December/January

The Science Behind Regenerative Farming: Soil Health and Biodiversity Come First, Yield and Profit Will Follow / Organic Farmer December/January

Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by contributing writer Danita Cahill.
Dec 04, 202009:41
Getting the Most Out of Your Navel Orangeworm Program / My Ag Life Episode 40

Getting the Most Out of Your Navel Orangeworm Program / My Ag Life Episode 40

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with independent PCA Carla Youngblood and tree nut grower Chris Wylie to get a unique perspective on best management practices for navel orangeworm.
Dec 04, 202016:07
Nematode Research and Prevention with TriCal Diagnostics - Part 2 / My Ag Life Episode 41

Nematode Research and Prevention with TriCal Diagnostics - Part 2 / My Ag Life Episode 41

Jason Scott talks with TriCal Diagnostics' Kristi Sanchez, Ph.D., Senior Researcher and nematologist, about nematode research and preventative steps growers can take to identify and minimize nematode infestation and other soil pathogens.
Dec 04, 202013:47
Why You Should Choose a Certified Crop Advisor / West Coast Nut November 2020

Why You Should Choose a Certified Crop Advisor / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Jerome Pier, Ph.D., CCA, PCA.
Nov 25, 202005:47
Anthracnose in Pistachios: Right Conditions Could Lead to Yield Loss in Newer Cultivars / West Coast Nut November 2020

Anthracnose in Pistachios: Right Conditions Could Lead to Yield Loss in Newer Cultivars / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Mitch Lies.
Nov 25, 202008:15
Updating Hazelnut Nutrition Guidelines for New Varieties: Tending Non - structural Carbohydrates in Hazelnut Trees for Maximum Growth and Yield / West Coast Nut November 2020

Updating Hazelnut Nutrition Guidelines for New Varieties: Tending Non - structural Carbohydrates in Hazelnut Trees for Maximum Growth and Yield / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Danita Cahill.
Nov 25, 202008:46
Update on Potential Insect Vectors of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus in California Vineyards / Progressive Crop Consultant November/December 2020

Update on Potential Insect Vectors of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus in California Vineyards / Progressive Crop Consultant November/December 2020

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Houston Wilson et. al., Asst. UCCE Specialist, Dept. of Entomology, UC Riverside.
Nov 25, 202010:03
2021 Almond Pollination Outlook: Economic Outlook and Other Considerations: Series of Natural Disasters May Impact Pollination Supplies for Coming Season / West Coast Nut November 2020

2021 Almond Pollination Outlook: Economic Outlook and Other Considerations: Series of Natural Disasters May Impact Pollination Supplies for Coming Season / West Coast Nut November 2020

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Brittney Goodrich, Asst. UCCE Specialist with the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, to discuss the economic outlook for the 2021 almond pollination season.
Nov 25, 202020:46
Whole - Orchard Recycling in Almond : Early Nitrogen Fertilization is Important on First - Year, Second - Generation Trees / West Coast Nut November 2020

Whole - Orchard Recycling in Almond : Early Nitrogen Fertilization is Important on First - Year, Second - Generation Trees / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Brent Holtz et al., UCCE County Director and Farm Advisor, San Joaquin county.
Nov 23, 202022:00
New Ag Employer Legislation for COVID - 19: Policies and Practices Will Be Required to Comply with New Laws / West Coast Nut November 2020

New Ag Employer Legislation for COVID - 19: Policies and Practices Will Be Required to Comply with New Laws / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Theresa Kiehn, acting President and CEO, AgSafe.
Nov 23, 202008:59
Supplemental Pollination: Almond Trials Continue to Explore Supplemental Pollen Applications by Drones and Electrostatic Sprayers / West Coast Nut November 2020

Supplemental Pollination: Almond Trials Continue to Explore Supplemental Pollen Applications by Drones and Electrostatic Sprayers / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Vicky Boyd.
Nov 23, 202009:45
Nutrient Management and Crop Disease Prevention: Proper Supply of Essential Elements Increases Plant Strength / Progressive Crop Consultant November/December 2020

Nutrient Management and Crop Disease Prevention: Proper Supply of Essential Elements Increases Plant Strength / Progressive Crop Consultant November/December 2020

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by contributing writer Eryn Wingate, CCA, Tri-Tech Ag Products.
Nov 23, 202010:56
Governor Newsom Responds to Devastating Wildfires: Can Agriculture Survive His Response? / My Ag Life Episode 38

Governor Newsom Responds to Devastating Wildfires: Can Agriculture Survive His Response? / My Ag Life Episode 38

Jason Scott sits down with Roger Isom, President and CEO of Western Agricultural Processors Association, to discuss new air legislation that can have big impacts on the California tree nut industry.
Nov 23, 202022:38
2021 Almond Pollination Outlook: Economic Outlook and Other Considerations / West Coast Nut November 2020

2021 Almond Pollination Outlook: Economic Outlook and Other Considerations / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Assistant UCCE Specialist Brittney K. Goodrich, UC Davis, and USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow Jennie L. Durant, UC Davis and University of Oregon.
Nov 13, 202016:10
Main Fungal Canker Diseases Affecting California Almonds / West Coast Nut November 2020

Main Fungal Canker Diseases Affecting California Almonds / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Assistant UCCE Specialist Florent P. Trouillas, UC Davis.
Nov 13, 202009:57
Nutrient Tie-Up and Overload: Overapplying Nutrients and Soil Amendments is a Common Grower Mistake / West Coast Nut November 2020

Nutrient Tie-Up and Overload: Overapplying Nutrients and Soil Amendments is a Common Grower Mistake / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Rich Kreps, CCA, SSp.
Nov 13, 202007:10
Ultraviolet-C Light and Robotics for Autonomous Control of Strawberry Diseases, Insects and Mites / Progressive Crop Consultant November/December 2020

Ultraviolet-C Light and Robotics for Autonomous Control of Strawberry Diseases, Insects and Mites / Progressive Crop Consultant November/December 2020

Listen to this article by Research Horticulturist/Lead Scientist Fumiomi Takeda, Ph.D., USDA-ARS, et al.
Nov 13, 202016:03
Important Workplace Regulations to Be Prepared for Now and Beyond / My Ag Life Episode 37

Important Workplace Regulations to Be Prepared for Now and Beyond / My Ag Life Episode 37

Jason Scott sits down with AgSafe’s new acting CEO and President Theresa Kiehn to discuss work place regulations on the horizon and how the nonprofit provides training and education to the industry.
Nov 13, 202020:29
2020 United We Stand California Tree Nut Conference Overview / My Ag Life Episode 36

2020 United We Stand California Tree Nut Conference Overview / My Ag Life Episode 36

On this episode, Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Jason Scott, CEO and publisher of JCS Marketing Inc. and West Coast Nut magazine, to discuss the upcoming 2020 United We Stand California Tree Nut Conference on Nov. 20.
Nov 07, 202009:26
Consider Alternative Rootstocks for a More Profitable Almond Orchard / West Coast Nut November 2020

Consider Alternative Rootstocks for a More Profitable Almond Orchard / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Roger Duncan, UCCE, Stanislaus County.
Nov 07, 202011:36
Crown Gall a Vexing Issue for Walnut Growers: Resulting Rootstock Damage Can Subject Trees to Future Damage / West Coast Nut November 2020

Crown Gall a Vexing Issue for Walnut Growers: Resulting Rootstock Damage Can Subject Trees to Future Damage / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Mitch Lies.
Nov 07, 202008:19
Information to Help Make Irrigation Decisions in Orchards: Gather Resources and Information from 2020 Season to Make an Irrigation Plan for Next Year / West Coast Nut November 2020

Information to Help Make Irrigation Decisions in Orchards: Gather Resources and Information from 2020 Season to Make an Irrigation Plan for Next Year / West Coast Nut November 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Allan Fulton, UCCE Irrigation and Water Resources, Emeritus Advisor.
Nov 07, 202010:11
Fusarium Wilt of Tomato Race 3: New Management Options and Research into this Damaging Soil - Borne Wilt Disease / Progressive Crop Consultant November/December 2020

Fusarium Wilt of Tomato Race 3: New Management Options and Research into this Damaging Soil - Borne Wilt Disease / Progressive Crop Consultant November/December 2020

Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Kelley Paugh and Cassandra Swett, Vegetable Crop Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis.
Nov 07, 202011:28
Getting Started with a Hemp Operation: Processes and Regulations for New Hemp Growers / Organic Farmer October/November 2020

Getting Started with a Hemp Operation: Processes and Regulations for New Hemp Growers / Organic Farmer October/November 2020

Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Contributing Writer Danita Cahill.
Oct 30, 202007:46
A New Look at Drying Harvested Almonds and Walnuts: Emerging Infrared Technology / West Coast Nut October 2020

A New Look at Drying Harvested Almonds and Walnuts: Emerging Infrared Technology / West Coast Nut October 2020

Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
Oct 30, 202007:10
No “One Size Fits All” for Soil Nutrition: Consultants and Growers Must Work Together to Find a Tailored Solution / West Coast Nut October 2020