Protecting Pollinators: how almond growers can help bees get the job done
February 16, 2021 – Ceres Imaging
If you work in agriculture, you know there are certain times in the season that require your team to put in an almost superhuman effort. When bloom hits, it may be just as well that many of the most critical workers aren’t people—but bees.
For Optimal Irrigation, Think Optimal Soil Health
November 16, 2020 – Ceres Imaging
“Soil is the connector between plants and water,” Sandoval says. “If we think of soils as a sponge, the soils that have larger pores are more absorbent and will hold more water. Improving soil health increases the soil’s capacity to store water.”
How Vineyards can Adapt to Hotter, Drier Conditions
October 20, 2020 – Ceres Imaging
Many of the world’s wine-growing regions are getting hotter and drier. Facing the prospect of more severe and more frequent drought conditions, vineyards and researchers alike are exploring strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change while maintaining yield and fruit quality.
Amidst talk of automation, Sustainable Vineyards find Solutions in Nature
June 16, 2020 – Ceres Imaging
“Sustainable vineyard and winery practices improve the economic vitality of vineyards and wineries,” says Allison Jordan of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. What’s good for vineyard animal life—seen and unseen—is good for growers, too.
White Paper – New Frontiers in Irrigation Efficiency
Summer 2021 Ceres Imaging
I assisted with this white paper.
When Pants Talk
Winter 2019 Noble Research Institute – Legacy Magazine
Wolfe Scheible, Ph.D., shares the potential of peptides to improve plant performance and decrease fertilizer use when applied in conjunction with precision agriculture (using the right amount at the right time in the right place). This could present farmers and ranchers with an ecological and economic advantage.
Sterile Sires transforming Elite Genetics Could Revolutionize Cattle Production
Tri State Livestock News – The Cattle Journal 2021
The research teams’ goal is to combine technologies creating a sterile male that is functionally normal, has the ability to manufacture viable sperm that is not his, and can mate naturally passing on the genetics of a selected male.
Overgrazing – Graziers Most Common Mistake
Summer 2021 USA Regenerative Ag Alliance
When pastures are overgrazed, by not moving livestock soon enough or entering pastures too soon, we rob plants of their energy reserves and negatively impact their ability to make energy Brickner points out.
Think of the leaves like solar panels. More growing leaf area equals more energy for the plant.
Managed Grazing – Learn Quickly, Fail Cheaply, and Maintain Flexibility
November 2019 Gallagher Animal Management Blog
Managing grazing is rooted in science while being an art in practice. You are managing livestock as much as you are managing forages. Go in with a plan yet remain flexible making adjustments as needed is key to success Aljoe points out. Your individual plan, subject to the whims of mother nature, will vary according to the livestock being grazed, their nutritional needs at that time, and your end goals.
Four-Legged Peace of Mind – Livestock Guardian Dogs
Summer 2017 Three part series ACRES U.S.A.
Raising livestock and poultry comes with many challenges, predation is always near the top of that list. What would you give to know your stock is being protected 24 hours a day 365 days a year?
Many methods of protection are used, but livestock guardian dogs might be the most effective non-lethal approach to protecting your stock.