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Ag Laboratory & Consulting Looking to Hire Agronomist, Lab Technician, and Lab Technician Intern

Ag Laboratory & Consulting is rapidly expanding and looking to hire an Agronomist, Lab Technician, and Lab Technician Intern. Please see our attached job descriptions. Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to info@aglaboratory.com ALC Lab Technician pdf ALC Agronomist pdf ALC Lab Technician Intern […]

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Attention Strawberry Growers and Advisers!

As the summer production season is coming upon us, this is the perfect time to get your pre-plant soil analysis and plan for the use of ALC’s Lysimeter Monitoring Program. Lysimeters allow you to quickly monitor salts and available fertility. Avoid early salt stress and take the […]

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Ag Laboratory & Consulting Now Offering Aerial Imaging

Ag Laboratory & Consulting Now Offering Aerial Imaging

Ag Laboratory & Consulting is now offering Aerial Imaging. The Aerial Imaging Technology improves land productivity while identifying pest and disease hot spots, managing fertility stress, irrigation stress, irrigation uniformity, and plant population analysis. Ag Laboratory & Consulting’s Aerial Imaging Services include: GIS Aerial Imaging, 0.75 Meter Resolution, […]

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Technology Developed to Help Farmers Boost Crop Efficiency

Technology Developed to Help Farmers Boost Crop Efficiency

The Hahn Estate Winery, located in California’s Santa Lucia Highlands, is utilizing a five-pound drone to collect data of their 1,100 acres of grapes and help the vineyard monitor the health, quality, and production of their operation. Following California’s fourth consecutive year of drought, Hahn teamed up […]

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Applying Nitrogen Effectively For Almonds

With almond bloom among us, it is important to remember and practice the 4R’s of the Nutrient Management Philosophy when applying Nitrogen to your crop; application in the right rate, at the right time, in the right place, using the right source. This is imperative in the application of […]

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So God Made A Farmer

“And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.” -Paul Harvey A great heartfelt reminder of our purpose as farmers, enjoy! Enjoy the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7yZdOl_e_c

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Interested Parties; California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region (3)

Please see the attached documents pertaining important information on the 2012 Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements (Agricultural Order No. R3-2012-0011) and the 2013  Order WQ 2013-0101, which upholds the 2012 order with modifications. Specific items have been identified for interested parties to seek discretionary review by the […]

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Repurposing With A Purpose

Since 2008 UC Agriculture and Natural Resources scientists have been studying the effects of using ground up stone fruit trees to add organic matter back into the soil. Brent Holtz, UC ANR Cooperative Extension advisor, stated that, “A lot of growers feared if we added that much […]

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Is The Almond Boom About To Go Bust?

Here is a great article pertaining to Central California’s almond population. With the recent spike in almond production, growers are starting to wonder if the almond boom is about to go bust. Because of the rapid increase, the commodity is beginning to lose value. Vernon Crowder, part […]

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New Raspberry Varieties: Imara, Kwanza, and Kweli

Mark Bolda, County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, shared the Advanced Berry Breeding website that introduces three new raspberry varieties; Imara, Kweli, and Kwanza. Bolda has seen these varieties perform firsthand in fields around Watsonville, and is impressed with the quality and availability of what is […]

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