Farmers often learn to expect the unexpected.
| European red mite is usually seen in the Sacramento Valley.|
- UC IPM photo by Jack Kelly Clark
|Bee boxes like these could have transported red mites here.|
|Some growers have finished the first cutting of alfalfa.|
|The cut alfalfa being picked up and then loaded into a truck.|
|Here is a local field after the first cutting.|
|A cotton field being worked before planting.|