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By JCS Marketing, Inc.
Something big is coming to the world of agriculture. The My Ag Life Podcast brought to you by JCS Marketing, Inc. the publisher of the industry-leading ag publications, West Coast Nut, Progressive Crop Consultant, and Organic Farmer. Our podcast will bring you exclusive interviews with industry professionals, readings of special articles from our publications, and even more!
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Innovations in Pistachio Harvest: Researchers Apply Technologies to Learn About Harvest Efficiency / West Coast Nut September 2020

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Creating Habitat for Beneficials to Control Aphids in Pecans / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Rex Dufour.
06:51
September 24, 2020
Program Updates: Adapting to the Times and Preparing for the Future / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by American Pecan Council.
05:27
September 24, 2020
How Citrus Pests Develop Resistance to Insecticides / Progressive Crop Consultant September/October 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Beth Grafton-Cardwell, Ph.D., UC Riverside.
08:48
September 24, 2020
“Plan Before You Plant” to Maintain Safe Spaces Between Power Lines and Trees / My Ag Life Episode 29
Jason Scott and John Bolling, Orchard Vegetation Program Manager at PG&E, discuss PG&E’s new “Plan Before You Plant” program that provides tree nut growers the opportunity to safely plant trees near or under power lines. Bolling stresses the importance of taking these precautions as it eliminates the risk of tree removal by a utility crew and ensures public safety.
17:40
September 24, 2020
Grape Berry Ripening and Preharvest Management / Progressive Crop Consultant September/October 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor George Zhuang, Fresno County.
06:04
September 17, 2020
Organic Pistachio Production at Nichols Farms: Site Selection Helps Overcome Pest and Nutrition Challenges / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
08:54
September 17, 2020
New Incentives Help Tree Nut Industry Comply with Truck Air Quality Rules / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Roger Isom, President and CEO, and Christopher McGlothlin, Director of Technical Services, Western Agricultural Processors Association.
05:19
September 17, 2020
Early Management of Grapevine Powdery Mildew: Sound Fungicide Program is Critical to Prevent a Recurrence of Last Year’s Outbreak / My Ag Life Episode 28
Jason Scott and Stephen Vasquez, Sun-Maid Growers Technical Viticulturist, discuss the importance of managing powdery mildew early to avoid outbreaks like the ones growers saw in 2019. Powdery mildew is one of the most important fungal diseases impacting grape production in California, infecting green tissues such as leaves, shoots, rachises and berries.
24:46
September 17, 2020
A Streamlined NEPA Process: Californians May Be One Step Closer to Critical Infrastructure Improvements and a More Reliable Water Supply / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Mike Wade, California Farm Water Coalition.
04:33
September 10, 2020
Research Examines Biochar Potential: Soil Amendment Could Provide Outlet for Almond Waste Byproducts / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
07:03
September 10, 2020
Autonomous Predictions of Vineyard Yield: Machine - learning Modeling of Remote Sensing and Historical Data Assist at the Block Level / Progressive Crop Consultant September/October 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Luca Brillante, Department of Viticulture and Enology, CSU Fresno.
12:07
September 10, 2020
Postharvest Nutrition in Tree Nut Crops: What to Do as Nutrition Budgets Tighten / My Ag Life Episode 27
Jason Scott and Rich Kreps, CCA and SSp, discuss the importance of postharvest nutrition during a time of vast uncertainties in the tree nut world. Kreps makes it a point to explain that trees need nutrition during every stage of harvest in order to produce a good crop again for the next year.
11:48
September 10, 2020
Can Trunk Paint Mitigate Herbicide Damage in Young Almond Trees? / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by UCCE Junior Specialist Drew Wolter, UC Davis.
05:19
September 4, 2020
Innovations in Pistachio Harvest: Researchers Apply Technologies to Learn About Harvest Efficiency / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Associate Editor Cecilia Parsons.
07:44
September 4, 2020
Argentine Ant Biology and Management in Citrus / Progressive Crop Consultant September/October
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Biological Control Extension Specialist Mark S. Hoddle, UC Riverside.
11:06
September 4, 2020
Virus Pathogens: Challenges to the Health of Vegetable Crops / My Ag Life Episode 26
Jason Scott and Steven Koike, Director at TriCal Diagnostics, discuss viruses in vegetable crops. Koike goes into detail about the diseases caused by these viruses and the steps growers can take to detect and manage them.
14:55
September 4, 2020
Heat Illness Prevention During the Pandemic / West Coast Nut August 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Amy Wolfe, President and CEO Emerita, AgSafe.
08:28
August 27, 2020
Some Basic Truths About NOW in Almond: An Overview of the Four - Component System of Navel Orangeworm Management / West Coast Nut August 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Joel P. Siegel, USDA-ARS Research Entomologist and Robert Van Steenwyk, UCCE Entomology Specialist Emeritus.
07:26
August 27, 2020
Soil Inoculants and a Healthy Orchard Ecosystem / West Coast Nut August 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Rich Kreps, CCA, SSp.
06:48
August 27, 2020
Making Sense of Biostimulants for Improving Your Soil / Progressive Crop Consultant July/August 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Dr. Karl A. Wyant, PCA and CCA, Vice Chair of Western Region CCA and Director of Ag Science, Heliae Agriculture.
05:35
August 27, 2020
The Bee Corp - My Ag Life Episode 25
Ellie Symes, co-founder and CEO of The Bee Corp, sits down with Jason Scott to discuss her introduction into beekeeping, the industry around it and what The Bee Corp is doing to improve hive inspection and pollination. Symes gives in-depth explanations of its Verifli hive grading system and how it can support growers’ pollination investment.
21:23
August 27, 2020
4Rs of Nitrogen Management in Walnuts : Consider the Inputs and Outputs of Nitrogen When Putting Together a Plan / West Coast Nut August 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Julie R. Johnson.
09:58
August 20, 2020
Preparing for Pistachio Harvest: With a Billion - Pound Crop Looming, Growers Should Plan Ahead for Harvest Season / West Coast Nut August 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Mitch Lies.
06:21
August 20, 2020
Codling Moth Wreak Havoc on Early Walnut Crop: Large First Flight this Year May have Impacts on Walnut Yields
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by associate editor Cecilia Parsons.
07:48
August 20, 2020
Overview of Biostimulants in Permanent Crops – My Ag Life Episode 24
Joy Hollingsworth, UCCE Nutrient Management and Soil Quality Farm Advisor, joins Jason Scott to discuss biostimulants in permanent crops. Hollingsworth goes in-depth to explain the difficulty of defining biostimulants as well as their general benefits and functions.
07:42
August 20, 2020
Virtual 2020 Crop Consultant Conference Coming Sept. 17 and 18 – My Ag Life Episode 23
Taylor Chalstrom, editorial assistant intern, sits down with Jason Scott, CEO of JCS Marketing Inc. and Publisher of Progressive Crop Consultant magazine, and Jerome Pier, board chair of Western Region CCA, to discuss the upcoming Crop Consultant Conference on Sept. 17 and 18. Jason and Jerome discuss the new virtual format of the conference and the opportunities it will afford attendees including live seminars with DPR and hard-to-get CCA continuing education credits, a virtual trade show and live industry presentations.
23:06
August 20, 2020
Urban Farmers Find Unique Ways to Remain Profitable – My Ag Life Episode 22
Stacey Givens, owner, farmer and chef of Side Yard Farm and Kitchen, sits down with Editorial Assistant Intern Taylor Chalstrom to discuss urban farming and the impact COVID-19 has had on her operation. Givens offers insightful information on the day-to-day life of an urban farmer as well as some of the things she misses the most from pre-COVID times.
18:18
August 14, 2020
A Look at Newer Hazelnut Varieties: Some Considerations When Deciding Between Jefferson, Yamhill and PollyO / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by contributing writer Danita Cahill.
07:04
August 14, 2020
Getting Started with Cover Crops in Almond Systems / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Amélie Gaudin, UC Davis Dept. of Plant Sciences.
10:40
August 14, 2020
Overview of Biostimulants in Permanent Crops / West Coast Nut September 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by UCCE Nutrient Management and Soil Quality Farm Advisor Joy Hollingsworth.
08:27
August 14, 2020
Weed Control in Lettuce: A Comparison of Various Weed Management Strategies and Costs / Progressive Crop Consultant July/August 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Richard Smith.
08:44
August 6, 2020
Urban Farmers Find Unique Ways to Remain Profitable / Organic Farmer August/September 2020
Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Kathy Coatney.
10:43
August 6, 2020
Western Ag’s Creative Strategies During COVID-19 Pandemic / Organic Farmer August/September 2020
Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Stacie Clary.
12:05
August 6, 2020
Tree Nut Theft is Back – My Ag Life Episode 21
Jason Scott sits down with Roger Isom, President and CEO of Western Agricultural Processors Association (WAPA), to discuss the recent comeback of tree nut theft in the ag industry. Roger explains the intricate yet simple theft process as well as guidelines that growers and sellers can follow to protect themselves from future thefts.
21:38
August 6, 2020
Some Basic Truths about NOW in Almonds – My Ag Life Episode 20
Joel Siegel, USDA ARS Research Entomologist, sits down with Jason Scott to discuss navel orangeworm (NOW), its prevalence in the tree nut industry and control methods. There is a strong correlation between timely harvest and higher NOW populations, making it pertinent to harvest earlier if there is an abundance of NOW.
30:36
July 30, 2020
Lettuce Dieback: New Virus Found to be Associated with Soilborne Disease in Lettuce / Progressive Crop Consultant July/August 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by William M. Wintermantel, USDA-ARS, Salinas.
09:04
July 30, 2020
Virus Pathogens: Challenges to the Health Vegetable Crops / Progressive Crop Consultant July/August 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by TriCal Diagnostics Director Steven Koike.
12:51
July 30, 2020
Marketing During a Pandemic: American Pecans Target Social Distancing Food Trends / West Coast Nut 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by the American Pecan Council.
04:46
July 30, 2020
Funding Shovel - Ready Water Projects Can Help California Recover More Quickly / West Coast Nut July 2020
Listen to this article in West Coast Nut from Mike Wade, California Farm Water Coalition.
04:38
July 23, 2020
Ensuring a Safe Harvest: Understanding Rules and Risks to Help Bring Crops in Safely / West Coast Nut July 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Amy Wolfe of AgSafe. 
07:46
July 23, 2020
Cover Crops in California Agriculture - My Ag Life Episode 19
Shulamit Shroder, UCCE Education Specialist, joins Editorial Assistant Intern Taylor Chalstrom to discuss current applications and research of cover crops in California ag. Shulamit explains some of the creative ways that growers are utilizing cover cropping systems in their fields or orchards, even citing one that involves juicing the cover crop after its use to obtain maximum utility.
14:09
July 23, 2020
Walnut Husk Fly Populations on the Rise - My Ag Life Episode 18
Jason Scott talks with Jhalendra Rijal, Area IPM Advisor for the North San Joaquin Valley, about UC Cooperative Extension research involving the walnut husk fly. The walnut husk fly is a small, colorful fly that lays its eggs in the husk of a walnut where its larvae soon hatch. Jhalendra explains how these hatching larvae create issues for the processing and marketing of walnuts. He theorizes how populations of walnut husk flies may be on the rise due to increased walnut acreages throughout the valley. Additionally, Jhalendra cites insufficient winter chill due to rising temperatures as a cause for increased issues, causing walnut husk flies to emerge over a longer period of time. He encourages growers to visit www2.ipm.ucanr.edu/agriculture/walnut/ for more information about walnut husk flies and other walnut pests.
13:21
July 16, 2020
New Trainings and Industry Regulations in the COVID - 19 Era - My Ag Life Episode 17
Roger Isom, President and CEO of the Western Agricultural Processors Association (WAPA), and Jason Scott talk shop about current issues in the ag industry regarding trainings and regulations. Roger explains some of the new guidelines issued by Cal/OSHA as a result of COVID-19, and what WAPA is also doing to help members create better solutions for their businesses. Two critical measures mentioned by Roger include keeping a safe distance between employees and creating physical barriers to aid this.  Roger also went into depth with some new regulations put out by the CA government that may pose problems in the future.  Roger and Jason talked as well about key trainings WAPA is currently involved with, including but not limited to hazard training, fumigation training and worker background checks.  Information about trainings offered can be found at www.agprocessors.org.
23:32
July 10, 2020
New Requirements to Protect Ag Workers from COVID-19 / West Coast Nut July 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Roger A. Isom
06:45
July 9, 2020
Deer, Rabbits, and Coyotes, Oh My! How to manage common wildlife pests in nut orchards / West Coast Nut July 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Roger A. Baldwin
09:05
July 9, 2020
Revisiting Drip Irrigation for New Mexico Pecans / West Coast Nut July 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by C.A. Pierce
09:44
July 9, 2020
Detection of Marked Lettuce and Tomato by an Intelligent Cultivator / Progressive Crop Consultant July/August 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Steven A. Fennimore and David C. Slaughter
15:35
July 9, 2020
Helping Growers Through Aerial Imaging - My Ag Life Episode 16
Jenna Rodriguez, Director of Strategic Accounts at Ceres Imaging, joins Jason Scott to talk about the uses and benefits of aerial imaging for growers. Jenna explains how Ceres conducts aerial imaging with drones, airplanes and satellites to capture specific light wavelengths and thermal data. These wavelengths and data are used to provide specific visualizations to the grower about things like water uptake, transpiration uniformity and dry-down patterns. Jenna explains the importance Ceres finds in promoting image literacy to give growers an easy understanding of otherwise-complicated data. Ceres is using innovative technologies to create timely and more-efficient harvests for growers as well as recognize patterns or issues in water use. Jenna encourages any growers interested in learning more about imaging to visit www.ceresimaging.net.
14:19
July 3, 2020
Cover Crops in California Agriculture An Overview of Current Research / Progressive Crop Consultant July/August 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Shulamit Shroder
09:14
July 3, 2020
Variable Rate Irrigation Pays Off in Water Use Efficiency for New Almond Orchards / West Coast Nut July 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Cecelia Parsons
08:03
July 3, 2020
Reducing Dust at Almond Harvest / West Coast Nut July 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Mitch Lies
07:53
July 3, 2020
Choosing Activator Spray Adjuvants for Permanent Crops - Progressive Crop Consultant July/August 2020
 Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Franz Neiderholzer and  Rhonda Smith
09:35
June 27, 2020
Making Sense of Biostimulants for Improving your Soil - Progressive Crop Consultant July/August 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Dr. Karl A. Wyant
05:38
June 27, 2020
Weed Control in Lettuce A Comparison of Various Weed Management Strategies and Costs Progressive Crop Consultant July/August 2020
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by Richard Smith 
09:34
June 27, 2020
Lettuce Dieback: New Virus Found to be Associated with Soilborne Disease in Lettuce - Progressive Crop Consultant
Listen to this article from Progressive Crop Consultant by William M. Wintermantel 
09:12
June 27, 2020
Monitoring Beneficial Birds In Pests- My AG Life Ep 15
Dr. Sasha Heath from the Living Earth Collaborative talks with Jason Scott about her recent research involving bird-pest relationships. They go in-depth about the codling moth larvae and how certain birds have the ability to control these larvae populations. The larvae of this moth species takes a liking towards walnut trees, typically making its cocoon in the trees’ bark. Dr. Heath also explains landscape improvements made to create sustained habitats for birds to continuously feed in walnut orchards. She makes it a point to say that not all birds can be harmful to crops and there are beneficial places for certain birds within pest management.
08:56
June 26, 2020
Pacific Biocontrol’s Data on NOW - My Ag Life Episode 14
We also hear from Jeannine Lowrimore, a Technical Sales Rep. with Pacific Biocontrol. She discusses the quick and effective power behind their recent NOW management approach. PBC’s successful data shows their strong economic value for the grower. To learn more visit pacificbiocontrol.com
05:45
June 18, 2020
The Powerful Pistachio - My Ag Life Episode 13
APG president, Richard Matoian, and VP of APG, Judy Hirigoyen join Jason to discuss the 2020 “on year” pistachio crop. They discuss their approach to informing the public about new pistachio research, proving the pistachio is a complete protein. This sustainable plant-based protein now enters the same arena as meat, fish, dairy and eggs. They explain their marketing strategy and how they have communicated the healthy benefits of the pistachio. Richard also talks about the new federal assistance program for pistachio growers and the recent NOW concerns.
23:54
June 18, 2020
Carbon Farming Offers Benefits to Plants, Soils and Climate - Organic Farmer June/July 2020
Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Kathy Coatney.
06:55
June 18, 2020
A Look at Common Hemp Pests, Problems and Diseases - Organic Farmer June/July 2020
Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Danita Cahill.
08:13
June 18, 2020
Controlling Pacific Flathead Borer in Agricultural Crops - Organic Farmer June/July 2020
Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Danita Cahill.
07:30
June 18, 2020
The Care and Feeding of Soil Microbes - Organic Farmer June/July 2020
Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Danita Cahill.
06:05
June 18, 2020
Biochar: The Permanent Compost - Organic Farmer June/July 2020
Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by Kelpie Wilson.
07:59
June 18, 2020
Breaking Down the Unparalleled Almond Crop This Year - My Ag Life Episode 12
Jason Scott discusses a record breaking almond crop with Richard Waycott, President and CEO of the Almond Board of CA. Richard record-breakingdigs into the increasing bearing trend and how those numbers are determined. He talks about how the Almond Board determines acreage production and supply. Roger shares current challenges and opportunities in international and domestic trading. This inside look at the almond, a leader in the California specialty market, will leave you wanting a handful of your own.
15:09
June 12, 2020
Success in Groundwater Recharge - West Coast Nut June 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Jenny Holtermann.
09:42
June 11, 2020
An Interated Approach to Managing Spider Mites in Nut Orchards - West Coast Nut June 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Julie R Johnson
12:25
June 11, 2020
Targetting Early Splits in Pistachios - West Coast Nut June 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Mitch Lies
10:11
June 11, 2020
Predicting and Managing Walnut Blight - West Coast Nut June 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Cecilia Parsons
07:21
June 11, 2020
Hull Split Logistics - West Coast Nut June 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Cecilia Parsons.
09:38
June 11, 2020
Walnut Popularity is on the Rise - My Ag Life Ep. 11
Jason Scott talks with Jennifer Williams, California Walnut Board, about the growing walnut trend. She discusses the increased use of baking with walnuts during the pandemic and where to find all-time favorite walnut recipes. Jennifer highlights marketing trends and how their approach has proven to be effective. Listen to the interview and take a crack at the walnut, at walnuts.org
07:49
June 4, 2020
Manage Nitrogen and Irrigation to Reduce Hull Rot Infections - West Coast Nut June 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Cecilia Parsons.
06:58
June 4, 2020
Sharing the Good News About Pistachios - West Coast Nut June 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Judy Hirigoyen.
06:57
June 4, 2020
Almond Outlook Preparing for a Record Crop - West Coast Nut June 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Marni Katz.
07:48
June 4, 2020
The Future of Orchard Spraying - West Coast Nut June 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Seth Hansen.
09:22
June 4, 2020
Water Blueprint for San Joaquin Valley - My Ag Life Ep. 10
Mike Wade, Executive Director California Farm Water Coalition, discusses the new Water Blueprint for San Joaquin Valley with Jason Scott. Mike addresses the efforts made by stake holders to secure a safe and reliable water supply for CA agriculture. They talk about the impact of minimizing the water supply to over 300 thousand acres of tree nuts. Mike explains The Blueprint, and those who are working to move it forward and bring sustainable water to the San Juaquin valley.
10:02
May 28, 2020
Choosing Hemp Varieties - Organic Farmer April 2020
Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by  Danita Cahill .
11:20
May 28, 2020
The Key to Optimum Soil and Plant Health - Organic Farmer April 2020
Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by  Neal Kinsey.
09:35
May 28, 2020
National Organic Producers Surveys Released - Organic Farmer April 2020
Listen to this article from Organic Farmer by  Vicky Lowell.
03:22
May 28, 2020
Improved Walnut Rootstocks - My Ag Life Ep.9
Jason Scott talks with Andreas Westphal, UC Riverside, about the economic benefits of using improved walnut rootstocks. Andreas discusses some of the work done by a team of research scientists from the University of California, USDA-ARS, and California State University at Fresno. He talks about how they have come together to further improve rootstocks available for commercial production. The research group, with the aid of federal funding, aims to make improvements that can sustain soilborne pathogens. To participate in the survey, see the May issue of West Coast Nut, Click Here to take Walnut Rootstock Grower Survey
08:43
May 21, 2020
Self-Fertile Almonds Gain in Popularity - West Coast Nut May 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Vicky Boyd.
10:40
May 21, 2020
Benefits of Cover Crops in Nut Orchards Depend on Site and Region - West Coast Nut May 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Cecilia Parsons.
08:48
May 21, 2020
In Search of Chandler 2.0 - West Coast Nut May 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Mitch Lies.
08:48
May 21, 2020
Resurgence of Perennial Phytophthora Canker Disease of Almonds - West Coast Nut May 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Mohammad Yaghmour, Greg Browne and Brent Holtz.
11:56
May 21, 2020
How Covid-19 is affecting Ca Walnut Board - My Ag Life Ep.8
Jason Scott talks with Jennifer Williams, marketing director for the California Walnut Board, about their approach to marketing in this “new normal.” Jennifer discusses how the board is monitoring legislature and mandates. They are focusing on providing routine updates to board members, alternates, handlers, and growers. They will continue to advocate by adapting their marketing programs and communicating effectively. Jennifer offers their established webpage for easy reference: https://walnuts.org/walnut-industry/covid19-resources/
03:26
May 15, 2020
Pistachio Tree Physiology Research and Findings - My Ag Life Ep.7
Jason Scott talks with Louise Ferguson, UC Davis Extension Specialist, about her recent research of the pistachio tree physiology. Louise is dedicated to understanding the physiology of the pistachio tree, dormancy, bloom, set, yield, potential response to crop stress, temperature, salinity, and drought. Louise discusses the integrated approach to determining a long-term productivity assessment tool for the tree’s potential performance. She discusses the benefits of carbohydrates to tree productivity potential and the ability to access the collection of data. Louise discusses analyzing wood and bark samples, and how it relates to yield prediction and other benefits for growers. Louise’s expertise of tree physiology will help growers better manage the stressors of salinity and drought. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about pistachio tree physiology.
14:45
May 15, 2020
Ca Walnut Boards Marketing During Covid-19 - My Ag Life Ep.6
Jennifer Williams, marketing director for the Ca. Walnut board, joins Jason Scott for a conversation about the walnut market. Recognizing the rapid changes in media marketing, panic buying, and an increase in online shopping, Jennifer talks about their approach to successfully managing the situation. She confirms the Ca Walnut Board is staying abreast of the current situation, while continuing to meet the demands for growers and handlers.
04:39
May 15, 2020
Self-Fertile Almonds Gain in Popularity - West Coast Nut May 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Vicky Boyd.
10:41
May 15, 2020
Maximizing Biological Control Agents in Standard Nut Orchards - West Coast Nut May 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Kathy Coatney.
11:44
May 15, 2020
Take Advantage of Fertigation Opportunities - West Coast Nut May 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Cecilia Parsons.
07:13
May 15, 2020
Healthy Soil Practices Bring Benefits to Almond Growers - West Coast Nut May 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Paul Lum.
06:33
May 15, 2020
Tools and Resources for Nut Growers Coping with the New Covid-19 Reality - West Coast Nut May 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Seth Hansen.
07:53
May 15, 2020
New Water Blueprint Looks at Impacts of Water Supply Shortages - West Coast Nut May 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Mike Wade.
06:36
May 15, 2020
Understanding Winter Chill - My Ag Life Ep.5
Kat Jarvis Sheane, orchard  system farm advisor in Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties, talks with  Jason Scott about winter chill. She discusses the potential problems  within the bloom window and how it influences harvest. She addresses  pistachio pollination in warmer winters as well as the difference  between Chill Hours Model and Chill Portions Model. Learn why  understanding winter chill will make a grower more successful.
14:20
May 11, 2020
Step into the Digital Ag Revolution - My Ag Life Ep.4
Seth Hansen, CCA and PCA, talks with Jason Scott about how and why to  adopt digital tools into everyday farm life. This major shift in the ag  industry improves crop efficiency and long-term sustainability. Don’t  miss Seth’s expertise in understanding how your needs will fit into this  digital puzzle.
09:58
May 8, 2020
How PCA’s and CCA’s Benefit the Grower - My Ag Life Ep.3
JW Lemons talks with Jason Scott about his work experience as a CCA  and PCA in the US and Canada. JW discusses the benefits and process of becoming a pre-certified CCA, and how it’s helping young students get ahead in the field. He shares the advantages of PCA’s becoming a CCA and  why this advances careers. JW’s expertise will help you best utilize  CCA’s and PCA’s in your ag life.
24:46
May 8, 2020
The Ins and Outs of Tissue Testing With Rich Kreps - My Ag Life Ep.2
In this episode of My Ag Life, Jason Scott interviews Rich Kreps on The Ins and Outs of Tissue Testing.
14:45
May 4, 2020
Roger Isom’s History in Ag Associations - My Ag Life Ep.1
Roger Isom talks with Jason Scott and shares his experience in the ag  world. Roger is President/CEO of California Cotton Ginners and Growers  Assoc. and Western Ag Processors Assoc. His robust experience offers  insights on current regulations and solutions such as the tractor rule,  nighttime lighting standards and Sterile Insect Technology. From Fresno  State to an agriculture leader, you won’t want to miss out on Rogers  expertise. BONUS interview with Jennifer Williams, CA Walnut  Board. She shares an update on Covid-19 and how it is impacting the  walnut industry.
27:36
May 4, 2020
Study Shows Sharp Jump in Input Costs for Almonds - West Coast Nut April 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Marni Katz.
04:33
May 2, 2020
Farming is the Family Tradition at Heinrich Farms - West Coast Nut April 2020
Listen now to this article from West Coast Nut by Jenny Holtermann.
06:17
May 2, 2020
Embracing the Digital Agriculture Revolution - West Coast Nut April 2020
Listen to this West Coast Nut article by Seth Hansen.
07:50
May 2, 2020
Farm Advisor David Haviland - West Coast Nut April 2020
Listen to the article highlighting Farm Advisor David Haviland by our contributing writer, Crystal Nay.
06:28
May 2, 2020
Almond Flower, Foliar and Fruit Diseases and Their Management - West Coast Nut April 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Julie R. Johnson.
12:10
May 2, 2020
Impact of Trunk Guards in Hazelnut Orchards - West Coast Nut April 2020
Listen to this article from West Coast Nut by Danita Cahill.
09:11
May 2, 2020
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Something big is coming to the world of agriculture. The My Ag Life Podcast brought to you by JCS Marketing, Inc. the publisher of the industry-leading ag publications, West Coast Nut, Progressive Crop Consultant, and Organic Farmer. Our podcast will bring you exclusive interviews with industry professionals, readings of special articles from our publications, and even more!
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March 13, 2020