Farm Machine Maintenance Tips

Maintaining farm equipment is one of an agricultural professional’s most essential jobs — proper maintenance can protect your investment, preserve worker safety and ensure maximum efficiency. Farm machines represent a significant investment, and high-quality machines can enhance your productivity and performance. Once you’ve invested in top-of-the-line equipment, you’ll want to extend its working lifespan as…

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How Are California’s Grapes Harvested

how are california grapes harvested

California is well-known for its wine and the excitement that comes along with harvest season. Vineyards all have their own opinions on growing the best grapes, achieving the best flavor and harvesting grapes for wine in California. Wine can be a costly yet lucrative industry, so much thought goes into caring for the vines. Growing…

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5 Tips For Reducing Dust During Your Almond Harvest

Reducing dust harvest

As an almond farmer, you’re familiar with harvest dust production. When your machine collects the nuts, fans blow away excess dirt and debris — it’s part of the process and has been for a long time. However, California’s Almond Board has set new regulations and goals for controlling dust pollution. From now on, you’ll have…

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Are You Losing Hay Every Harvest?

Are You Losing Hay Every Harvest? Losing some of your hay can greatly impact your harvest’s profitability. Mowing your crop estimates 2% to 3% loss, and other parts of harvesting — like raking, baling and storage — can yield losses as much as 21%. So, protecting your hay harvest is critical. Here, you’ll learn eight tips…

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Protecting Your Crops From Frost: 6 Tips and Tricks

Protecting crops

Overnight frost can be unpredictable and wreak havoc on your crops. As the season turns, it’s important to be ready for the effects of cold weather, including overnight accumulation of frost. Frost damages plants by changing the water in plant cells to ice, hurting the tissue. The lower the temperature, the more harmful this can…

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