My Ag Life

My Ag Life

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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Improved Walnut Rootstocks - My Ag Life Ep.8

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Improved Walnut Rootstocks - My Ag Life Ep.8
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
My Ag Life Trailer
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