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A Fly Is a Fly Is a Fly

Drone fly, Eristalis tenax, sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee is a bee is a bee is a bee. 'Cept when it's a fly. Lately we've been seeing lots of images on social media (including Facebook and Twitter), news media websites, and stock photo sites of "honey bees."  But they're actually flies.  Will the real flies come forth? Today we saw...

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Kiwifruit industry is making a comeback in California

California kiwifruit was valued at $23 million in 2012. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons.)

Kiwifruit, the 67th most-valuable crop in California, had its heyday in the 70s and 80s, before production slowed somewhat, reported Reed Fujii in the Stockton Record. However, UC Cooperative Extension advisor Janine Hasey, says it appears to be growing in popularity once again. All of U.S....

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM
Tags: Janine Hasey (3), kiwifruit (1)

Definition of codistillation or lift-off of herbicides. Repost from Arizona Vegetable IPM Updates

oxyfluorfen codistillation  AZ cooperative extension

I was forwarded this great article by Barry Tickes, an Area Agricultural Agent with the Yuma Ag Center and part of the University of Arizona and Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station.  With Barry's permission, I've posted his explanation of "lift off" or "codistillation" of...

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 3:28 PM

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