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California Grant Funds Low-Risk Pest Control Demonstration for Walnut Industry

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $1 million in Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) grant funding for a project led by Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) that will expand the use of low-risk pest control practices in California’s walnut industry. “Promoting Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems in Walnuts in Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys” will establish six 40-acre demonstration sites over the next three years, where pheromone mating disruption and biological control programs will be used to manage a suite of major walnut pests.