Traditionally, Napa winemakers monitored vines the old-fashioned way: going into the fields and checking on them once a week. Nowadays, they might get updates via a text message on a smartphone.
For decades, it seemed that San Mateo County’s cut flower industry would never stop growing. But now with increased foreign competition, local farmers explain why it’s ‘not all roses’ anymore.
Stanford earth science students aim to introduce agroforestry – cheaper, more efficient and eco-friendly farming – in developing countries, but they’ve discovered there are many barriers.
Reports show that millions of Californians have been exposed to unsafe levels of nitrates and other chemicals in their tap water. For low-income or rural communities, the remedy is often too costly.