Pear growers wanted for irrigation efficiencies project

WASHINGTON – Washington State University and Cascadia Conservation District are inviting pear growers to apply to be part of a demonstration project looking into ways to increase fruit quality and improve irrigation efficiency.  If selected, participants will receive up to $10,000 in cost share for irrigation system improvements […]

Napa River and Sonoma Creek Vineyard General Permit

CALIFORNIA – The Regional Water Board approved four Third-Party programs that can assist growers to draft and verify their farm plans, ensure compliance with the General Permit and file the farm plan: the California Land and Stewardship Institute’s Fish Friendly Farming Program, the Napa County Resource Conservation District’s […]

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Aldo Leopold, 1949

Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.

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Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

In other words, the treatment must fit not only the needs and adaptabilities of the land but the needs and adaptabilities of the farmer as well.