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VOLUME T W ENT Y– SEV EN NUMBER EIGHT AUGUST 2011
New research unveiled at Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium Mexico reduces grape tariffs
Scientists reveal groundbreaking berry health research » page 6
Fresh start for pears and for California Pear Advisory Board
Mexican Tariff on California Grapes Eliminated
Succulent California fresh figs are now available
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but we need to find savings throughout all of the farm bill programs. rail at risk of federal cuts. The markets just took another hit.” And that is precisely what each committee should be doing. To view the documents discussed herein.” Doyle quoted Rep. The letter to the Chairman addressed concerns that the near 1/3 cuts of funding proposed in the bill would “further adversely affect the fragile economy in California and the nation. he said. the agreement sure sounds like a pursuit toward launching the “sustainable” project. we are to be a united people. bridges and roads.” As in any financial crisis. If we can’t afford to buy dinner. We will all have to sacrifice a lot. Congress has diligently tried to come up with a plan that will both pass and sort out our financial problems—but with no success thus far. though. Not only when we are attacked by terrorists and frightened enough to take hold of our enemies’ hand to wade through the hard times. To ensure that the committee is T meeting their responsibility of “supporting our country’s agricultural industry and ensuring that our consumers have a safe. “me first. the president is hopeful that Washington will “put partisanship aside. In his statement. and contribute to the unity we pledge to. Excessive spending at such a time as this cannot lend to our recovery as our debt continues to climb. In an August 1 Fresno Bee article titled. U. “I joined my colleagues this week urging Congress not to cut key transportation funding. dropping 512 points on the “worst day of trading since the 2008 financial crisis. m y f r e s h f r U i t . The program is one of fourteen which “work together to form a comprehensive framework to support America’s farmers.. you’d have to say it will be cutting high-speed rail. Every program. Lungren is right. Dan Lungren. ■ w w w . the Chairman insists that “Farm Bill programs will not be spared at the chopping block. forgetting that we are one nation. it’s simply not wise to spend additional money when you are trying to make cuts in the current budget. Not just inside a classroom when we pledge Old Glory with the familiar words of our beloved flag salute.cALiforniA fresh frUit editor's perspective 5 the go News on the go News on the go News on the go News o Something’s gotta give Proposed budget cuts and plans for High Speed Rail he dire need for substantial budget cuts encompass both the national economy as well as the exhausted state of California.” and “Looks like a high speed train.. united—united in all things.” Still.” A press release stated that the Congressman. “If you were to look at this Congress. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U. the government spent $345 billion on our state in 2009.” Lucas said “we must ensure that we have well designed farm programs that can function efficiently in the face of budget cuts. along with other members of California’s Congressional Delegation submitted a letter to the Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation. The agreement “defines common goals. ranchers and consumers” and accounts for more than 75 percent of farm bill spending.” With that in mind the Chairman recognizes the responsibilities of the committee to practice sound judgement with their funds. After all.S. he questioned. Thursday. But in all things.S. farm subsidies. we’ll default to the much talked about “trigger” in January which will no doubt penetrate our domestic and defense budgets. But while Lucas is encouraging his committee to take a second look at where they can streamline or eliminate costs. Without funding to maintain and build our highways. U. “California might as well forget about any general federal help for the state’s overall budget woes. And if we can’t come to an agreement.” As the article points out. c o m . Leaders from this group and that have made it clear that cuts must be made elsewhere. The market isn’t getting any better and we can’t continue to spend as if it is.” Citizens of this country have found ourselves in a “me versus them” dilemma.” As identified in the headline.” The Congressman noted that “Transportation is the bedrock of our economy. And while everyone recognizes the need to cut back. many in Congress are steadfast in their views. “are there areas that we can streamline or eliminate? It won’t be easy.” While pork has always corrupted our system.” according to an article by Peter Schroeder. Smells like pork. we are undercutting our own recovery. Federal Rail Administration and Federal Transit Administration. Federal and state partners. none are stepping up to say. Will high speed rail be willing to unite on this one? Lets hope Rep. Calif.myfreshfruit.” noting that they make up less than three percent of the national budget. While billions and even trillions of dollars are being proposed in cuts. it may put us over the edge this time. As the Super Committee tries to hash through things and come to an agreement.S. Department of Transportation.com. “All aboard the train to bankruptcyville. we should not go out and buy a new car. That cannot happen again and there will be few (if any) who won’t feel the pain of the ensuing cuts. high quality and affordable food supply. But are they? In a tweet from Congressman Dennis Cardoza this week. Environmental Protection Agency joined the California High-Speed Rail Authority to sign an agreement on July 19. Frank Lucas of the House Committee on Agriculture stood firm in his opening statement at a subcommittee hearing on Title IV nutrition programs.something’s gotta give. every committee should be taking a look at what they can give up.. identifies key areas for collaboration and defines expectations and terms for signatory agencies. the Obama Administration is encouraging forward movement with the High Speed Train according to a press release sent out by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. expressing their concerns with the proposed Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act. Groups against high speed rail have supported these sentiments by displaying banners along highways 99 and 152 with messages. Michael Doyle reported. Chairman. Even when it comes to the almighty dollar. please visit www. It is imperative that we remember every ounce of spending is a direct representation of the whole and that we are all in this thing together.
c o m .” said Gary Stoner. New studies further demonstrate the profound impact berries have against age-related disease including cancer. In another study. blueberries. “The bottom line is that research continues to show us that berries are one of the most protective foods in the world and that we should not only continue to study their healing attributes. from Georgetown University School of Medicine.. diabetes and mental decline. Ph. ranging from the role berries play in aiding oral health like gingivitis . RD. Medical College of Wisconsin.D. a study led by Lynn Adams. Ph. an important step in slowing metastasis. academia and the public. For example. an Oklahoma State University study. Sponsored by every major berry organization in the United States. industry. Additionally. Ph. from Beckman Research Institute showed that blueberry juice inhibited proliferation in triple negative breast cancer cell cultures and decreased mobility of cancer cells.html The Berry Health Benefits Symposium is the only event solely dedicated to bringing together worldwide researchers in the field of berries and human health.org/news.D. m y f r e s h f r U i t . and low-calorie cran- berry juice may help improve Metabolic Syndrome. by Harini Aiyer.6 Berries AUgUst 2011 Scientists reveal ground-breaking berry health research R enowned Scientists from around the world presented their latest berry research at last week’s 4th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium.D..D.to how polyhenolics can reverse brain aging. breast cancer tumors were reduced by up to 75 percent after rats were fed a diet containing either blueberries or black raspberries. The symposium is presented by the National Berry Crops Initiative. conducted by Arpita Basu. found that strawberries. ■ w w w .” Study abstracts from the three-day conference can be viewed at: http:// www. cardiovascular disease. a nationwide organization whose mission is to develop a strategic plan for the continued growth and sustainability of berry crop production in the United States. but consume them on a regular basis. a significant public health problem in the United States. Ph. “Studies like these have great implications in terms of public health.berryhealth. Members of the science and health communities gathered to hear nearly two dozen presentations. the goal is to make berry health research available to media.
with no children.000 So. Also. maybe you earn more (or less) than you planned. Next step is to figure out how much money the Smith’s will need in 20 years to fund their 30 years of withdrawals (remember they wanted $75. he can be reached at 858-4564926.841.000. things just D don’t seem to get done. you will know the answers to some of the questions that might keep you awake at night.000 (pre-tax. etc). then you likely push it to the back of your mind. We’ll assume they come from hardy stock and expect to live to 90 years old each. one of your biggest concerns is probably “how much will my retirement income be?” or “when can I retire?” To answer either one of these questions. today’s dollars) for 30 years (from their retirement age of 60. Frank earned a Bachelors Degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and has been a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for 18 years.000 and an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) worth $10. you can easily review your progress every year.000 would be equal to 20 years from now. how much you think you can earn.com. but either way you can chart your progress and make corrections along the way. Mr. For assistance with a financial plan. first. you don’t have a roadmap that you can follow to get to your financial goals. how much you’ll need. Let’s assume Mr. we need to determine how much 75. and feel they will need an income of $75. So where to start? If you’re like most people. they would need to invest about $42. ■ w w w . 1-800-423-8258 or emailed at francis. Both are 40 years old.300 in the first year of retirement and increase by 4% per year for next 30 years). But with a concrete goal. You probably also haven’t thought out clear goals that you are trying to reach. you think about these things but only for a few uncomfortable minutes. To reach this figure (and assuming they could earn 8% year on their investments) they would need to add about $42. Let’s assume inflation of 4%. So to summarize.000 Desired future income in 20 years (in today’s dollars): $75. we need to guesstimate what inflation will be for the next 20 years. Without a financial plan. This would give us a figure of approximately $164. and make adjustments. They would like to have annual income of $75. c o m .j. Let’s also assume the Smiths’ earn 8% year on their investments until retirement. They would like to retire when they are 60 years old.000. you should first ask yourself. Without a written goal. Current combined income: $125. It boils down the equation to show how much you need to invest every year. The Smiths’ are concerned about the viability of the social security system and don’t want to count on any payments from social security for their retirement income. Smith are a married couple (w/no children.000 pre-tax in today’s dollars which with 4% inflation would equal $164.000/ year.000 Current funds invested in retirement and non-retirement accounts: $195. Thus. We won’t take into account the taxes due on non-retirement earnings to further simplify things. “how much income do I need when I am retired?” Once you know this. . to simplify things).cALiforniA fresh frUit finAnces 7 Why you need a financial plan By Frank Pedace CFP o you ever worry about the future? Do you ever think about how much income you will need when you retire? Do you ever think about when you will retire? Do you ever worry about running out of money before you die? If you’re like most people. They both work outside of the home and earn a combined income of $125. This example is very simple but it shows that once you work out the calculations (how much you currently have. You end up doing a lot of unnecessary driving and taking much longer than if you had specific directions. and an investment (non-retirement) account worth $25. We suppor our localt farmers! We also need to figure out how to guesstimate the life expectancy for the Smiths’. & Mrs. you can follow a plan and may have a much better chance of reaching your goal. To do this. That amount would be $2.000 to their investments each year for the next 20 years.000 They are both 40 years old. Mrs. the Smiths’ have: Current combined annual income: $125. we have. and how much you need to earn.pedace@mssb. They are assuming inflation will average 4% and they can earn 8% annually on their investments over the next 20 years. m y f r e s h f r U i t . Its like trying to drive to a place you’ve never been before.000. Smith has a 401k worth $60. Smith has a 401k worth $100.300/year. until age 90). By doing this exercise.000 each year to their retirement and investment accounts. Maybe you are able to set aside more (or less) money. you can work backwards to come up with some basic figures.000. . Why is that? Most likely it’s because you don’t have a financial plan.000 year (in today’s dollars).000 Current value investment accounts: $195. So.
000. which include the Bosc and Golden Russet Bosc. with the River District accounting for 1.000.” Zanobini noted that just as the fresh start to pear season begins in California. At a recent meeting of the California Pear Advisory Board.6 million boxes.000 boxes and the Mendocino District predicting 350. 10. Comice at 24. are expected to produce their larg- est crop on record at 700. the California Pear Advisory Board recently underwent a restructuring. Sunsprites. which is represented by growers and shippers from all California pear growing districts. the Bartlett. but is below the 2009 crop year when nearly 4. m y f r e s h f r U i t . make up the second leading California variety and combined.000.000 boxes. Other varietal estimates include Starkcrimson at 85. Start dates for the later districts are in mid-August.” said Chris Zanobini.8 peArs AUgUst 2011 Fresh start for pears and for California Pear Advisory Board E ach year harvest of pears in California’s River District marks the fresh start of a new pear season. Seckel at 34. a pre-season crop estimate of just over 4.1 million 36-pound box equivalents of pears was set by the voting members of the Board. 4.000 and other red varieties at 16. The California pear industry is also expecting to produce 64. This year’s estimate is a bit higher than last year’s California pear crop which came in at 3. “We have a nice crop of pears on the trees and with warm weather and excellent growing techniques California is poised to have a great pear season. “With a clear focus on how it can best serve the needs of its members.” said Zanobini noting that the result is a “new” w w w . 3.500 boxes of organic pears. French Butter.000 boxes.9 million boxes. the majority of the crop.000. the nation’s fresh pear season is expected to begin in mid July with volume anticipated beginning July 25.7 million boxes were packed and shipped. 18. customers and consumers. President of the California Pear Advisory Board. This year’s total includes other pear varieties in addition to the Bartlett now represented by the California Pear Advisory Board. According to the Board.000 boxes. the Lake District expecting 950. the 2011 season marks a “fresh start” for the California Pear Advisory Board. This year.2 million boxes. the California pear board is looking forward to a good marketing season. c o m . “As we do every year. is expected to come from the leading California pear variety.000. Bosc varieties. Forelle.
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org/News/Heat and by phone at 1 (800) 514-4494. If excess heat is not released fast enough this way. clear out wastes. about three-fourths of the energy turns into heat. loss of coordination and stamina. 3/4 quart during moderately strenuous work. 6. The main source of heat that may stress you is your own body. T Rosenberg’s 10 key points about heat stress: 1. 7. Your body has natural ways of gaining or losing heat to maintain that “normal” temperature. dizziness. 5. and to slow their bodies’ internal production of heat by moderating their level of exertion.10 worker sAfety AUgUst 2011 Ten things to know about heat stress he sweltering triple-digit heat is not only uncomfortable. Relying on thirst as the signal to drink is dangerous. and the more your body has to get rid of. muscle pain and cramping. irritability. A person whose fluid loss is 8 percent of body weight is likely to have a core temperature above 104 degrees and serious risk of heat stroke -. brain. A downloadable card for farmworkers explains in English and Spanish how heat-related illnesses develop and how to avoid them. blurry vision. These and even milder effects of heat stress also increase your chance of accidental injury. The harder you work.a life-threatening emergency in which the brain is deprived of oxygen and the body can no longer cool itself. is more effective than taking large amounts less often. your heart rate quickens and vessels expand to bring more blood to the outer layers of skin. You can expect to sweat out one quart of water or more during an hour of heavy work in hot weather. 8. get fluids. Drinking small amounts frequently. from which heat it carries can gradually flow to the environment. weakness. In using its stored energy for physical work. To help people avoid the dangers of becoming overheated. only one-fourth into motion. c o m .6 degrees F. When more blood flows toward your body surface for cooling. and insulating clothes increase your risks of stress mainly by slowing the transfer of excess body heat to your surroundings. your sweat glands become more active. Don’t let yourself or a co-worker get to this condition. fatigue. UC Cooperative Extension specialist emeritus. Continual loss of water makes you increasingly likely to experience symptoms of “heat illness” -. confusion and uncon- sciousness. And as prolonged sweating draws water out of the bloodstream. 3. whether or not they feel thirsty. and tell a supervisor as soon as possible. An active body usually generates more heat than it needs and therefore has to release some. and other internal organs. The single most important way to reduce heat stress risks while working is to steadily replenish the water you lose as sweat. 4. When you produce heat that raises internal temperature. “Excess heat affects your body and can impair your functioning even before you feel ill. poor concentration. ■ w w w . 2. it can add significantly to risks of strenuous work and other physical activity. If you notice heat illness symptoms. the University of California Cooperative Extension has heatstress information online at http:// ucanr. Although the advice is directed at farmworkers. 9. call for medical help right away. But if you do. it further reduces capacity to deliver nutrients. Hot weather. rest to stop generating heat. the faster you generate heat. it is useful to anyone who works in the heat. headache. where it evaporates and releases the heat. He advises people working outdoors in hot weather to drink f luids to replenish the water the body loses as it sweats. less is available to serve your muscles.” warned Howard Rosenberg. high humidity. 10. Functions of the human body depend on blood circulation and chemical reactions that best occur at about 98.general discomfort. and cool you later. They draw water from the bloodstream to make sweat that carries heat through pores and onto your skin surface. nausea. such as 6 to 8 ounces every 15 minutes. Most people do not feel thirsty until their fluid loss reaches 2% of body weight and is already affecting them. lubricate joints. m y f r e s h f r U i t .
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gang investigations. Secretary Napolitano and the participating officials signed a regional letter of intent regarding continued region- al cooperation and increased information sharing between the United States and its Central American and Mexican partners.” said Secretary Napolitano. as well as provide technical assistance in aviation security.S. and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure our mutual security and protect against the evolving threats we face. During her meeting. El Salvador. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Alan Bersin. state. Nicaragua and Panama to discuss the importance of strengthening international collaboration and to sign a regional letter of intent affirming cooperation on aviation security. tribal. m y f r e s h f r U i t . local. and other senior Obama administration officials to meet with officials from Belize. “The United States is committed to working with our partners in Central America and Mexico to enhance security throughout the region while facilitating the flow of legal travel and trade that is vital to our economies. and shared border security. fraudulent document detection. ■ w w w . Secretary Napolitano also highlighted the Department’s ongoing efforts to combat the smuggling of humans and illicit goods throughout the region. territorial.12 L A B o r & i m m i g r At i o n AUgUst 2011 Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s multilateral meeting with Central American and Mexican officials S ecretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today joined National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Undersecretary Rand Beers. President Obama announced the Central American Citizen Security Partnership.” The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has worked closely with its partners through the Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI)—a Department of State-led initiative to strengthen security collaboration with Central America—to enhance border security and customs capacity. Mexico. Secretary Napolitano reiterated the United States’ commitment to strengthening aviation security cooperation through the Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS)—a CBP program designed to enhance border security through the collection and review of passenger information—and other programs that facilitate information sharing and help to deter and interdict criminals and terrorists exploiting global transportation systems. Following today’s meeting. Guatemala. and foreign law enforcement to collaborate to identify. money laundering. c o m . through which the United States has increased its support of regional security efforts and continues to work to improve coordination and information sharing. Costa Rica. DHS has brought together federal. Honduras. disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations which pose significant threats to border security. “Ensuring the safety and security of our borders is a shared responsibility. U. which are operational at 21 locations in the United States and Mexico. and trafficking in persons. bulk cash smuggling. In March. increased information sharing. Through Border Enforcement Security Task Forces (BEST).
and – most importantly – to protect the American people. my heart goes out to all of those who have been touched by these disasters. businesses. c o m . and growers. not enough elsewhere – have driven thousands of Americans from their homes. Across the country – and particularly in the southwestern states – our Forest Service wildland fire fighters have risked their lives fighting blazes to avert disaster and minimize the damage to communities. ■ PISTACCHIO PUMP CO. And after ensuring that people are safe and have their basic needs met. Other families have seen their lives turned upside down by tornados or threatened by historic wildfires. In these difficult times. In the past weeks. emergency loans or other USDA disaster assistance programs know about their options. and threatened their livelihoods. that means making sure that folks who are eligible for crop insurance. In Mississippi I met folks whose homes were blown away by a tornado. T Over the past months. We are reaching out on the local level meet with community leaders and maximize our support. our top priority in responding to disaster has been to minimize damage to homes. But we have responded by coming together with the goal of rebuilding and revitalizing what has been damaged or destroyed. And I want folks to know that at USDA – and across the federal government – we are we are doing our best to serve all those who have been affected. I know how hard these times can be. Mississippi and Missouri. crop land. we are helping put Americans on the road to recovery as quickly as possible. I have met with dozens of families who have been affected by these terrible disasters. To help individuals recover and communities rebuild thriving economies. These natural disasters have challenged us as a nation. SALES • SERVICE • REPAIRS • GRUNDFOS-BERKELEY • FLOWAY-PEERLESS • AEROMOTOR • STA-RITE-GOULDS • Submersible Pumps • Irrigation Pumps • Pressure Systems • Solar Power Pumps 559-875-4528 139 Academy P. To respond to the terrible tornadoes that hit Alabama. In Iowa and Nebraska I met farmers whose fields were covered by 4 feet of water who didn’t know whether they’d get any crop at all this year. And in the aftermath of floods we are helping states with debris removal and other efforts to restore the land. m y f r e s h f r U i t . property.O. But I have also watched an impressive response. we worked with FEMA to ensure that those residents who were affected had access to food and shelter.cALiforniA fresh frUit risk mAnAgement 13 Helping Americans through natural disasters by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack hese past months have brought tough times for folks across the nation. Box 459 Sanger CA 93657 Specializing in Ag and Solar Application w w w . And in Washington DC and across the nation – I have seen USDA’s efforts to support the American people in these difficult times. we are helping rural families and businesses with the financing they need to repair or replace damaged property. In Arizona I met men and women who have spent the weeks on the front lines working to control enormous blazes. These disasters also remind us of the importance maintaining a strong safety net for our agricultural producers. Unusual weather patterns – too much water in some places. For farmers. ranchers. USDA is committed to standing behind the American people in that effort.
They are also rich in antioxidants and are fat-. with their rich robust flavor.14 cALiforniA figs AUgUst 2011 Succulent California fresh figs are available now s the old saying goes. The classic expression holds true for the 2011 California fresh fig season. we know that figs are an excellent source of dietary fiber. This summer. Today. where they can be kept in the freezer for up to six months. a soft texture indicates the fruit is ready to consume immediately. figs have been recognized as a powerhouse of nutrition. while fresh Calimyrnas. processors and marketers fund the activities of the industry. ■ w w w . Because of the strong affin- A ity among top chefs. Late season rains caused a slight delay to the much anticipated availability of California fresh figs. Amber-colored. early Sumerians documented the “medicinal” uses of figs.” With fruit now available in stores. were first to market and will be available until late fall.” says Karla Stockli. Mission and Brown Turkey Figs.” these lusciousaddictive-succulent fresh California Figs are the reason chefs and consumers are enthusiastic for the fruit.com and don’t forget the annual fig fest on August 13 at California State University Fresno. California fig growers. • Keep figs in the refrigerator for as long as five to seven days. California Fresh Fig Growers Association. Calimyrna. “We are thrilled to see excitement for the fig beyond the classic. • Fresh figs are delicate. About California Figs Through the ages. however. For more information. summer and fall are peak seasons for the delicacy. Simply arrange in a single layer on a pan and put in the freezer. In a year being celebrated by the California fig industry as the “Year of the Fig. About the California Fig Advisory Board and the California Fresh Fig Growers Association The California Fig Advisory Board and California Fresh Fig Growers Association promote awareness and the use of Californiaproduced dried and fresh figs domestically and internationally. California Fig growers report excellent quality with full flavor across all varieties and encourage consumers to enjoy them all – Black Mission. including: • Look for the softest figs. good things come to those who wait. • Too many to eat right away? Just rinse and freeze. figs can bring out the chef in almost anyone. • Avoid figs with a fermentation odor. Just three to five figs – fresh or dried – provide five grams of fiber and count as one serving of fruit. “California’s fertile soils and temperate climate are ideal for producing consistently high-quality fresh figs. along with an increasingly sophisticated consumer palate and a continued quest for great tasting. Kadota and Sierra. California produces multiple varieties of the luscious fig. m y f r e s h f r U i t . In 2900 BC.calfreshfigs. and figs can be enjoyed by themselves or combined with other favorite summertime foods. “California figs are world renowned for their versatility and unique flavor and have been treasured by the culinary elite for years. good-for-you food. California fig farmers offer the following tips as a reminder when purchasing figs. cholesterol-. Brown Turkey. “Even with the late rains. but fig farmers are reporting that the main crop harvest is underway now and fresh figs grown in California will be plentiful until mid-December. buttery sweet flavor. delicious Newton. Transfer frozen figs to a sealed plastic bag.com/ for more information. delicate. will be available through September. Visit http://californiafigs.” said Stockli. Chief Executive Officer.” Stockli adds that everything except the stem is edible. so don’t let this fig season come and go without enjoying this guiltless indulgence. and light flavored Kadota Figs will be abundant through October. c o m . • Don’t be concerned about small slits or tears in the skin as long as the fig has a fresh aroma. flavorful California figs require no cooking. we are seeing an increased demand for figs – and California fig farmers are delighted to provide. Handle gently. visit www. known for their pale yellow skin and nutty. Fresh. and sodium-free. it indicates that the fruit is overripe. adds Stockli.
■ WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition Freshwater advocate Brian Richter to keynote WSI 2011 opening session rian Richter. Richter’s program promotes sustainable water management with governments.WaterSmartInnovations.californiafigs. Children under 12 years admitted free.000 foodies from throughout the state are expected to attend the festival. which features 16 restaurants from throughout the central San Joaquin Valley and 11 food purveyors of everything from artisanal cheese and bread to biscotti and olives. sustainable food practices. an international authority on river conservation and Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Program. authored the book Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature.cALiforniA fresh frUit Upcoming events 15 Fig Fest returns to Fresno State Aug.8600 or www. ■ .” will be served at 6:30 p. As the developer of the Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration software. Among the vendors will be the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market at Fresno State.com. c o m ecologically sustainable water management in international journals. Fresno campus to benefit Fresno State’s Ag One Foundation and Slow Foods Madera. Saturday. At The Nature Conservancy. More than 1. Visit www. 13 F ig Fest 2011 will be held from 9 a. contact the California Fig Advisory Board at 559.m. (Wine tasting guests must be at least 21 years old). He has consulted on more than 120 river projects worldwide.californiafigs. • Slow Foods Madera is part of a worldwide movement promoting thoughtful. Richter has published many scientific papers on the importance of w w w . 13. New is the general admission with wine tasting ticket – $13 advance. The Fig Feast. will be the opening keynote speaker for the fourth WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition. business and local communities. and $10 at the gate. The on the Satellite Student Union west lawn (near Maple and San Ramon avenues) is sponsored by the California Fig Advisory Board. “A Mediterranean Summer Night. The ancient fruit is enjoying something of a renaissance as a trendy food. at the Clovis Masonic Lodge at Fifth and DeWitt avenues in downtown Clovis. Fig Fest 2011 is an opportunity to sample fig dishes prepared by restaurants and fig products and to learn what foods go partner with figs. Aug. Richter. focusing on the challenge of sustaining healthy rivers and lakes while meeting human needs for water and energy. which provides scholarships and other support for students and programs in Fresno State’s Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.243. on the California State University. m y f r e s h f r U i t . Tickets for the dinner are $110 per person..m. along with water policy expert Sandra Postel. His global expertise makes him highly sought by international cor- B porations and investment banks seeking insight on watershed management issues.m. $15 at the gate – including a commemorative Fig Fest Wine Glass. com. For more information. to 12:30 p. Tickets are $8 in advance. his technical and analytical tools are used by water managers and ecologists worldwide. com for more information. available at www. Fig Fest beneficiaries are: • Ag One Foundation. The acclaimed Clovis restaurant Trelio will prepare the meal.
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especially in strawber.earth’s oceans is by far the major cause ries However. They are continuing the evaluations of the molasses combination. molasses to the rescue by Don Curlee gricultural researchers have found promising data showing that molasses can control cropdestroying nematodes and weeds just as well as the banned pesticide methyl bromide. Orchards. always hiding earth’s stratospheric underground.20 A g At L A r g e AUgUst 2011 When nematodes lurk. making such claims that spraying the entire surface of the earth with methyl bromide would provide no more than a fraction of the atmospheric degradation caused by the seaweed. c o m .” ■ w w w . and not as “slow as molasses. which oblivious lawmakers and other regulators seem always to be presto ban the fumigant ent. are challenged to stay ahead of the negative pursuits of the environmental extremists who constantly challenge traditional uses of agricultural chemicals and practices. After they planted peppers in the fall and eggplant in the spring in the treated soil they performed extensive tests showing nematode populations significantly reduced and weed seeds controlled just as well as with methyl bromide. ble-barreled benefit of A number of methyl bromide comes respected agriculDon Curlee in the control of weed tural researchers in seeds as well. For now the acceptable substitute for methyl bromide has been methyl iodide. but those on the environmental fringe are also uncomfortable about it. California have ridiPre-planting fumigation with the culed methyl bromide’s banning. The experimentation has been done in sandy Florida soils by the Agricultural Research Service(ARS). such as strawberries. sometimes with flimsy evidence and overstated claims. creating conditions conducive to pest control. and the ARS research indicates that molasses might be it. Hopefully balancing those concerns with enlightened. but the method developed is expected to work in California too. whether at the USDA or in private companies. grapes and tree fruits that might be subject to the treatment in California. rise high enough. They have pointed out that kept both nematodes and weeds under natural degradation of seaweed in the control for years.of changes in the ozone layer. and with dimethyl disulfide and methyl iodide. So the stage is set for a compromise substitute. S. vineyards and vegetable plant growth are stunted and even A killed when nematode talists have convinced populations. ARS researchers Erin Rosskopf and Nancy Kokalis-Burelle and former ARS research associate David Butler in Florida combined molasses with composted broiler litter and anaerobic soil disinfestation(ASD). They say the sun-drenched tarp “cooks” the weed seeds in the soil. an arm of the U. The douozone layer. Questions still to be answered include the effectiveness of the molasses mixture with other plant cultures. Agricultural researchers. When topsoil saturated with water was covered with a plastic tarp significant kill of nematodes and weed seeds occurred. The microscopic critters worldwide because like to feed on the roots they fear it depletes the of plants. The molasses they used was a waste product from the sugar cane processing industry. Department of Agriculture(USDA). The researchers are dedicated to preserving and protecting production of America’s food supply. m y f r e s h f r U i t . and the carbon and water increase microbial activity. They have provided dramatic examples. but soil-penetrating methyl bromide has to no avail. freaked-out environmen. science-based environmental issues should result in the development of new and better methods of plant protection. Farmers generally are not clear about the objectives of the environmental extremists. The real interest should rest with food consumers who have a legitimate concern about the production of their food supplies.
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