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USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Programs Webinar, June 9 at 2pm

On June 9 at 2pm, the USDA Farm Service Agency will be conducting a short webinar on disaster programs that offer assistance to farmers and ranchers. This event is focused for farmers and ranchers in the Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties.

Click here:  To Learn more about USDA Farm Service Agency’s Disaster Programs

Airblast Spray Application and Modeling Conference

May 16-18, 2022
8:00 am-3:00 pm Pacific Time Each Day
Virtual via Zoom

Early bird registration: $15 per day / $45 for all three days. Register before fees increase on March 31!

This is a 3-day conference covering airblast pesticide spray application practices in orchards and vineyards, decision support tools for planning and evaluating spray applications, and drift modeling support for pesticide regulatory practices.

April Meeting


In-Person! 
EDWGGA February Grower Meeting
Wednesday, April 20 - 6:00pm 

Please join us for special guest speaker
Lynn Wunderlich, Farm Advisor
UC Cooperative Extension - Central Sierra


Spring 2022: Early Season Cultural Practices,
Frost, Drought, and Your Questions

New WHIP+ Program Announced

Federal aid assistance will soon be available for wine grape growers who suffered financial losses as a result of wildfires, smoke, drought and other natural disasters in 2020-2021. A new Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) was recently signed into law and $10 billion will be made available specifically for the wine industry.

Management of Post-Harvest Fruit Still Hanging A Message from Lynn Wunderlich, Farm Advisor UCCE-Central Sierra

Unsold fruit hanging on the vine can be unsightly for many growers but does paying to drop unsold fruit make sense? My colleague Rhonda Smith (UCCE Sonoma, retired) with our UC plant pathologist Akif Eskalen wrote an excellent article addressing this question which may be of interest to you:  https://cesonoma.ucanr.edu/viticulture717/Should_You_Drop_Unsold_Fruit/

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