Date: April - June, 2006, California Agriculture journal
Also in the April-June 2006 issue of California Agriculture
- Bat houses: An 8-year study evaluated the occupancy rates of 186 bat houses installed in rural areas around California’s Central Valley. Colonies of bats preferred houses mounted on structures such as buildings, with shade or morning sun only, within one-quarter mile of water.
Contact: Rachael Long, (530) 666-8734, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tomato water use: Processing tomato yields have increased 53 percent during the past 35 years, but critical data concerning crop water use has not been evaluated since the 1970s. A 4-year study of water use by processing tomatoes, conducted from 2001 to 2004 in the Central Valley, provides important information that growers can use to schedule more-efficient crop irrigation.
Contact: Blaine Hanson, (530) 752-4639, email@example.com.
- Boron deficiency in grapes: Boron deficiency can reduce grape yields in certain areas of California. Foliar boron applied to vines at the right time during the fall was an effective treatment.
Contact: Peter Christensen, 559-449-8220, CHRISTEN@uckac.edu.