Tim HeardenNorthern California Reporter
- Soil type, tree spacing, rootstock selection and cropload management are among the factors that could determine how the prune orchard of the future performs, researchers say.
- Pasteurization — the process of using heat to kill microbes in food and beverages — has enabled processors to maintain almonds’ unique texture and flavor while all but eliminating the safety risk.
- University of California adviser devises strategies for avoiding, reducing fires.
- California’s new Rice Seed Quality Assurance Program aims to verify the purity of the state’s specialty rice seed varieties and curb the spread of weedy rice, an undesirable strain that shatters before harvest.
- A University of California-Davis expert says the debate “is keeping pace with the science.”