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BeeWhere – GIS Technology Works to Protect Bees and Almonds

BeeWhere – GIS Technology Works to Protect Bees and Almonds

It's almond blosom time in California. Sacramento CA --  Not only does this season bring beautiful flowers to the state, but it also brings bees. Lots of bees.  “It’s really important that we protect bees,” said Louie Mendoza, Agricultural Commissioner in Northern...

‘The People’s Tree’ Lights up the Capitol

‘The People’s Tree’ Lights up the Capitol

USDA Office of Communications, Forest Service blog post A special gift from the Carson National Forest has successfully completed its cross-country journey to Washington, D.C. Harvested on Nov. 6, 2019, the massive 60-foot blue spruce, known affectionately as the...

California Pesticide-Use Rules for Cannabis Demystified

California Pesticide-Use Rules for Cannabis Demystified

SACRAMENTO – Any cannabis grower can tell you that aphids, mites, molds and a bevy of other pests can decimate even the most carefully tended crop – wasting months of work. But seasoned and budding famers alike should think twice before reaching for a pesticide. That...