California farmers hope crops get a chance to chill

Just as people benefit from getting the proper amount of sleep, crops like pistachios, peaches and almonds need a certain kind of rest as well.

Typically referred to in the agricultural industry as “chill hours,” it is basically a certain amount of cold weather needed every year — usually between 32°F and 45°F —to help […]

Wastewater could quench thirst of some California farms

It’s old news by now that many California farmers are in a tight spot this summer as their normal water supplies have dried up with the state’s extreme drought that has continued in some areas of the state for years. What’s new, however, is the creative way some farmers are dealing with the dry conditions.

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