Alejandra Rocha, food safety coordinator for Rocha Bros. Farms, looks over data on her tablet in a Moss Landing strawberry field. The farm uses an app to collect daily checklists from supervisors in the field, making it faster and easier for Rocha to keep track of everything happening at her operation’s Salinas Valley and Santa Maria fields.
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Greg Gonzalez, left, and Ty Swavely of Scheid Family Wines check a sensor connected to a remotely monitored and activated irrigation pump in one of their Greenfield vineyards.
Photo/Kevin Hecteman
Farm data management becomes priority
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Flows proposals: Sacramento River water agencies aim for certainty
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Commentary: State air board intensifies enforcement of ‘truck rule’
Truck owners, be ready: Starting next January, you won't be able to register your truck with the state Department of Motor Vehicles if it's not in compliance with air quality regulations. Read more...

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