The Bee Connection

(This article was written by Christine Casey and published in The California Specialty Crops-Bee Connection on December 15, 2016.) There are many California specialty crops that are harvested for their foliage; since we’re not harvesting a fruit or vegetable folks don’t often think of these as providing resources for bees. However even though we eat[…]

Pitahaya, California’s New Specialty Crop?

(This article was written by Shermain Hardesty and published in the University of California Cooperative Extensions, UC Small Farm Program blog on September 10, 2015.) Declining profits from most agricultural crops grown combined with increasing restrictions on water use have forced many Southern California farmers to look for more water efficient and profitable crop alternatives[…]