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Growers studying soil to create new growing techniques

Louie Tallerico, a local almond grower, is focusing on the health of the soil for his orchards.

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It’s no surprise that San Joaquin Valley growers are digging in the dirt this time of year.
While winter is not really known as a growing or harvest season, valley farmers are planning as it is key to next year’s yield.

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Modesto bridge project assessment up for public review

A proposed project to repair the 7th Street Bridge in Modesto has a draft environmental assessment up for public review.

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UC to offer Green Gardener course at Stockton extension


With young professionals buying up properties in San Joaquin County, the role of landscape professionals is changing. More than simple edging and mowing, homebuyers hiring gardeners are placing an emphasis on green practices.

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More companies turning to solar for sustainable, cost-saving practices


Peltier Winery, like others in the Central Valley, has installed solar arrays to offset the cost of energy usage. The new array sits in the background on the roof over the crushing area.

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ACAMPO — A fall breeze sweeps across thousands of acres of verdant, just-harvested vineyards; a sight familiar in these parts for over 100 years. Not so familiar are the solar arrays growing here and there amidst the vines.

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Recent disasters a reminder for business owners to plan ahead

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With the recent devastation caused by hurricanes in Texas and Florida, and other natural disasters such as wildfires raging up and down the West Coast, business owners are looking closer at insurance for unexpected catastrophes or losses, according to experts.

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High tech set to revolutionize California agriculture


Over the past few decades, technology has disrupted many industries including manufacturing, media, banking and retail shopping. We also now understand that it is no longer a matter of if but when technology-based solutions, such as self-driving vehicles, will transform transportation and logistics.

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New solar array to provide 67 percent of Tracy facility’s energy needs


The solar installation at Taylor Farms Pacific in Tracy covers 7.5 acres of rooftop.

TRACY—Taylor Farms Pacific unveiled its new 300,000-square-foot solar installation situated atop its west San Joaquin County facility.

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