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

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9/29/23 - MyAgLife Episode 189: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on October Almond Management Recommendations

9/29/23 - MyAgLife Episode 189: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on October Almond Management Recommendations

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Franz Niederholzer, UCCE farm advisor in Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties, to discuss almond management considerations for October, including nutrient sprays, soil analyses, cover crops and more.

Sep 29, 202320:55
9/22/23 - MyAgLife Episode 188: (RERUN) Interview with Dr. Karl Wyant on Outsmarting Your Fertilizer Competition

9/22/23 - MyAgLife Episode 188: (RERUN) 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.

Sep 22, 202316:27
9/15/23 - MyAgLife Episode 187: Interview with Agtonomy's Tim Bucher on New Pathways to Farm Autonomy

9/15/23 - MyAgLife Episode 187: Interview with Agtonomy's Tim Bucher on New Pathways to Farm Autonomy

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Tim Bucher, CEO and co-founder of Agtonomy, to discuss new pathways to farm autonomy and bringing scale and autonomy to ag robotics.

Sep 15, 202319:48
9/8/23 - MyAgLife Episode 186: Interview with Ag Appraiser Mike Ming on Tree Nut Land Values

9/8/23 - MyAgLife Episode 186: Interview with Ag Appraiser Mike Ming on Tree Nut Land Values

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Mike Ming, agricultural appraiser and broker out of Kern County and owner of Alliance Ag Services, to discuss changing property trends and what’s driving tree nut land values.

Sep 08, 202316:23
9/1/23 - MyAgLife Episode 185: (RERUN) Interview with Western Region CCA's Dr. Karl Wyant and Progressive Crop Consultant's Jason Scott on the 2023 Crop Consultant Conference

9/1/23 - MyAgLife Episode 185: (RERUN) Interview with Western Region CCA's Dr. Karl Wyant and Progressive Crop Consultant's Jason Scott on the 2023 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, to discuss the upcoming Crop Consultant Conference on September 27th and 28th in Visalia and what consultants can expect from this event.

Sep 01, 202321:17
8/25/23 - MyAgLife Episode 184: Interview with VINE VIP's Elif Ceylan about Supporting Innovation in the Agriculture Technology Sector

8/25/23 - MyAgLife Episode 184: Interview with VINE VIP's Elif Ceylan about Supporting Innovation in the Agriculture Technology Sector

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Elif Ceylan, strategic advisor with the VINE Validation of Innovation Program and co-founder of Opengate Partners, to discuss supporting innovation in the agriculture technology sector and finding climate-resilient solutions for California food systems.

Aug 25, 202312:47
8/18/23 - MyAgLife Episode 183: Interview with UC Davis' Louise Ferguson on Salinity Management in Drip Irrigated Pistachio

8/18/23 - MyAgLife Episode 183: Interview with UC Davis' Louise Ferguson on Salinity Management in Drip Irrigated Pistachio

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Louise Ferguson, UC Davis pomology specialist, to discuss salinity management in drip irrigated pistachio and potentially reducing dormant-season leaching.

Aug 18, 202316:30
8/11/23 - MyAgLife Episode 182: Interview with UCCE's Tian Tian on Managing and Understanding Vineyard Nutrition

8/11/23 - MyAgLife Episode 182: Interview with UCCE's Tian Tian on Managing and Understanding Vineyard Nutrition

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Tian Tian, UCCE viticulture farm advisor in Kern County, to discuss tips for managing vineyard nutrition including understanding vine nutrient status and determining nutrient needs.

Aug 11, 202321:35
8/4/23 - MyAgLife Episode 181: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on August Almond Considerations

8/4/23 - MyAgLife Episode 181: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on August Almond Considerations

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Franz Niederholzer, UCCE orchard advisor for Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties, to discuss almond management recommendations for August and how the crop is fairing.

Aug 04, 202315:43
7/28/23 - MyAgLife Episode 180: Interview with CCA/CPAg JW Lemons on Damage Mitigation for Huanglongbing in Citrus

7/28/23 - MyAgLife Episode 180: Interview with CCA/CPAg JW Lemons on Damage Mitigation for Huanglongbing in Citrus

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with JW Lemons, CCA, certified professional agronomist and account manager with Verdesian Life Sciences, to discuss using plant nutrition and biostimulant products to continue production in citrus trees infested with huanglongbing.

Jul 28, 202328:39
7/21/23 - MyAgLife Episode 179: Interview with UC Berkeley's Dr. Ellen Bruno on Groundwater Management and SGMA in 2023 and Beyond

7/21/23 - MyAgLife Episode 179: Interview with UC Berkeley's Dr. Ellen Bruno on Groundwater Management and SGMA in 2023 and Beyond

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Dr. Ellen Bruno, assistant cooperative extension specialist in the Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley, to discuss the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, or SGMA, in 2023 and how to best support its implementation moving forward.

Jul 21, 202317:50
7/14/23 - MyAgLife Episode 178: Interview with Teleos' Brian Hegland on Telone/1,3-D Restrictions for Nematode Control

7/14/23 - MyAgLife Episode 178: Interview with Teleos' Brian Hegland on Telone/1,3-D Restrictions for Nematode Control

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Teleos' Brian Hegland to discuss implications of California Department of Pesticide Regulation's proposed restrictions on Telone/1,3-D set to come into effect January 2024.

Jul 14, 202323:14
7/7/23 - MyAgLife Episode 177: Interview with UC Davis' Brittney Goodrich on Economic Considerations for Navel Orangeworm Management

7/7/23 - MyAgLife Episode 177: Interview with UC Davis' Brittney Goodrich on Economic Considerations for Navel Orangeworm Management

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Brittney Goodrich, assistant professor of cooperative extension in UC Davis’ Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, to discuss the economics for navel orangeworm management in almond orchards taking costs and returns into consideration.

Jul 07, 202324:30
6/30/23 - MyAgLife Episode 176: Interview with Western Region CCA's Dr. Karl Wyant and Progressive Crop Consultant's Jason Scott on the 2023 Crop Consultant Conference
Jun 30, 202321:20
6/23/23 - MyAgLife Episode 175: Interview with HotSpot's Steven Soares on Automation to Simplify Management

6/23/23 - MyAgLife Episode 175: Interview with HotSpot's Steven Soares on Automation to Simplify Management

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Steven Soares of HotSpot Ag to discuss simplifying irrigation management and other management tasks through automation and real-time data.

Jun 23, 202319:26
6/16/23 - MyAgLife Episode 174: (RERUN) Interview with Brad Higbee on Pistachio Sanitation and Navel Orangeworm

6/16/23 - MyAgLife Episode 174: (RERUN) 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.


Jun 16, 202315:23
6/9/23 - MyAgLife Episode 173: Interview with Ali Cox on Food and Ag Branding

6/9/23 - MyAgLife Episode 173: Interview with Ali Cox on Food and Ag Branding

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Ali Cox, agriculture and food ingredient marketing specialist and Noble West founder, to discuss the importance of food and agriculture brands telling their stories.

Jun 09, 202323:37
6/2/23 - MyAgLife Episode 172: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on June Almond Considerations

6/2/23 - MyAgLife Episode 172: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on June Almond Considerations

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Franz Niederholzer, UCCE Orchard Advisor for Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties, to discuss pest and water considerations for almonds in the month of June, taking into account this year's wet winter and spring flooding. 

Jun 02, 202315:49
5/26/23 - MyAgLife Episode 171: Interview with CDFA's Sarah Standiford on Produce Safety Rule Inspections

5/26/23 - MyAgLife Episode 171: Interview with CDFA's Sarah Standiford on Produce Safety Rule Inspections

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Sarah Standiford, senior environmental scientist with California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Produce Safety Program, to discuss produce safety inspections and what growers should expect.

May 26, 202319:50
5/19/23 - MyAgLife Episode 170: Interview with Western Agricultural Processors Association on Regulatory Updates

5/19/23 - MyAgLife Episode 170: Interview with Western Agricultural Processors Association on Regulatory Updates

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Western Agricultural Processors Association’s Roger Isom, Priscilla Rodriguez and Chris McGlothlin to discuss ag regulatory updates in the month of May.

May 19, 202322:01
5/12/23 - MyAgLife Episode 169: Interview with UCCE's Cameron Zuber on Mitigating Almond Replant Challenges

5/12/23 - MyAgLife Episode 169: Interview with UCCE's Cameron Zuber on Mitigating Almond Replant Challenges

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Cameron Zuber, UCCE orchard crops farm advisor in Madera and Merced counties, to discuss identifying and mitigating replant challenges in almond orchards and preparing new orchards for issues they may face.

May 12, 202317:14
5/5/23 - MyAgLife Episode 168: Interview with UCCE's Sudan Gyawaly on Prioritizing Pesticides

5/5/23 - MyAgLife Episode 168: Interview with UCCE's Sudan Gyawaly on Prioritizing Pesticides

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Sudan Gyawaly, UCCE area IPM advisor for Butte, Colusa, Yuba-Sutter, Glenn and Tehama counties, to discuss choosing pesticide sprays to prioritize when you can’t afford them all.

May 05, 202318:01
4/28/23 - MyAgLife Episode 167: (RERUN) Interview with UCCE’s Jhalendra Rijal on ‘True Bug’ Monitoring and Management in Spring

4/28/23 - MyAgLife Episode 167: (RERUN) 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.

Apr 28, 202325:39
4/21/23 - MyAgLife Episode 166: Interview with Kevin Logue on Solar Voltaic Applications in Agriculture

4/21/23 - MyAgLife Episode 166: Interview with Kevin Logue on Solar Voltaic Applications in Agriculture

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Aztec Solar's Kevin Logue to discuss solar’s viability in agricultural settings and contributions to both resilience and sustainability.

Apr 21, 202317:15
4/14/23 - MyAgLife Episode 165: Interview with UC Davis' Daniele Zaccaria on Vineyard Irrigation Scheduling

4/14/23 - MyAgLife Episode 165: Interview with UC Davis' Daniele Zaccaria on Vineyard Irrigation Scheduling

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Daniele Zaccaria, UC Davis agricultural water management specialist, to discuss irrigation scheduling methods and tools for winegrape vineyards.

Apr 14, 202324:55
4/7/23 - MyAgLife Episode 164: Interview with WAPA's Roger Isom on Tree Nut Regulatory Updates

4/7/23 - MyAgLife Episode 164: Interview with WAPA's Roger Isom on Tree Nut Regulatory Updates

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Roger Isom, president/CEO of Western Agricultural Processors Association, to discuss key tree nut regulatory updates spanning from pesticides, to machinery, to Cal/OSHA standards.

Apr 07, 202331:41
3/31/23 - MyAgLife Episode 163: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on April Almond Considerations

3/31/23 - MyAgLife Episode 163: Interview with UCCE's Franz Niederholzer on April 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 April and changes to consider given increased precipitation. 

Mar 31, 202317:54
3/24/23 - MyAgLife Episode 162: Interview with Live Earth Product's Russell Taylor and Fertilizer Institute's David Beaudreau on Defining Plant Biostimulants

3/24/23 - MyAgLife Episode 162: Interview with Live Earth Product's Russell Taylor and Fertilizer Institute's David Beaudreau on Defining Plant Biostimulants

Taylor Chalstrom sits down with Russell Taylor, vice president of Live Earth Products, Inc., and David Beaudreau, director of the Fertilizer Institute’s Biostimulant Council, to discuss biostimulant trends and usage as well as the recently reintroduced Plant Biostimulant Act and what this legislation could mean for the ag industry.

Mar 24, 202323:53
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
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
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
Dec 23, 202223:59
12/16/22 - MyAgLife Episode 148: Interview with Almond Alliance's Aubrey Bettencourt on New Almond Industry Opportunities
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
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