citrus http://kvpr.org en Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California's Worsening Drought http://kvpr.org/post/fields-and-farm-jobs-dry-californias-worsening-drought On a recent afternoon on the main drag of Orange Cove, Calif., about a dozen farm workers gather on the sidewalk in front of a mini-mart<em></em>.<p>One man sits on a milk crate sipping a beer. A few others scratch some lotto tickets. Salvador Perez paces back and forth with his hands stuffed in the pockets of his jeans.<p>If there is no water, there's no work, he says in Spanish.<p>Perez was laid off when the citrus farmer he worked for ran out of water. He has five kids to support, and though the family is on unemployment, it's about to run out. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:26:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 31538 at http://kvpr.org Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California's Worsening Drought Author Interview: Jared Farmer "Trees In Paradise" http://kvpr.org/post/author-interview-jared-farmer-trees-paradise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California has more trees now than at any time since the late Pleistocene. And it comes as no surprise to residents of the San Joaquin Valley that our cultivation of trees has played a defining role in shaping the California we know today.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:49:12 +0000 Joe Moore 25666 at http://kvpr.org Author Interview: Jared Farmer "Trees In Paradise" Citrus Pest Find In Tulare County Raises Concerns http://kvpr.org/post/citrus-pest-find-tulare-county-raises-concerns <p>The first breeding population of a potentially disease ridden bug that the California citrus industry has been fighting to keep out of the Valley was found in record number in the region Tuesday. Just under 200 Asian citrus psyllids were spotted on three backyard citrus trees in the community of Dinuba.</p><p>“We sent out our staff biologist and he was able to see all stages of the ACP, the eggs, the nymphs and the adults on more than one young citrus tree,” says Tom Tucker, the Tulare County assistant agriculture commissioner.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:19:18 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21532 at http://kvpr.org Citrus Pest Find In Tulare County Raises Concerns On Valley Edition: Fresno's Homeless; Bugs Harming Calif. Citrus; Calif. Birth Rates; Valley Firsts http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresnos-homeless-bugs-harming-calif-citrus-calif-birth-rates-valley-firsts <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">This week on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Valley Edition&nbsp;</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">we focus on a variety of issues that are impacting the region. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:18:58 +0000 Joe Moore, Ezra David Romero & Rebecca Plevin 21371 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno's Homeless; Bugs Harming Calif. Citrus; Calif. Birth Rates; Valley Firsts Tiny Bug Has Central California Citrus Growers On Edge http://kvpr.org/post/tiny-bug-has-central-california-citrus-growers-edge <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout Central California those who work in the citrus industry are on edge.&nbsp; A tiny insect, no larger than an aphid, is threatening the future of the state’s billion dollar citrus crop.</span></p><p>It’s known as the Asian Citrus&nbsp;Psyllid.</p><p>“It looks kind of like an aphid, only with a harder body, and a little bit browner," says&nbsp;Beth&nbsp;Grafton-Cardwell,&nbsp;an entomology specialist with the University of California at the&nbsp;Lindcove&nbsp;Research Center just west of Visalia.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:23:28 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21346 at http://kvpr.org Tiny Bug Has Central California Citrus Growers On Edge Possible Hard Freeze Threatens Citrus Industry, Mandarins At Risk http://kvpr.org/post/possible-hard-freeze-threatens-citrus-industry-mandarins-risk <p></p><p></p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 02:21:59 +0000 Joe Moore 9305 at http://kvpr.org Possible Hard Freeze Threatens Citrus Industry, Mandarins At Risk Backyard citrus harvest helps feed those in need http://kvpr.org/post/backyard-citrus-harvest-helps-feed-those-need <p>Across the southern San Joaquin Valley, the commercial citrus harvest is virtually over. But over the past two months, a volunteer group has been working in backyards across Tulare county to collect fruit that would otherwise go to waste, and donate it to those in need. FM89&#39;s Joe Moore has this report.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:37:14 +0000 Joe Moore 256 at http://kvpr.org Backyard citrus harvest helps feed those in need