Monday, December 24, 2012

'Tis the Season for Growers to Take a Little Holiday Hiatus

Winter officially blew in over the weekend, bringing rainy weather upon the San Joaquin Valley.

For many farmers and others in the ag business, ’tis the season to take some time off after a long year in the field. Central Valley Farm Scout, too, will be taking a brief holiday hiatus.

When we return next year (well in January) be prepared for some new features to go along with our old standby views from the field and guest commentary from our experts from the University of California Cooperative Extension and UC Integrated Pest Management program. We’ll be here to give more tips to farmers, consumers and anyone else interested in sustainable agriculture, food and fiber. Stay tuned.

So on this day before Christmas, when all through the barn not a creature is stirring, not even the dog we hang our sweep net by the chimney with care in hopes that our farm advisor will soon be there.

The PCAs are nestled all snug in their white pick-ups while visions of lygus danced in their heads.

 And the farmer in his floppy sun hat and I in my John Deere cap, have settled our brains for a long winter’s retreat.
Happy Holidays!

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