Posts by Erik Wilson

California State Water Resources Control Board a Failure

If your tire has a leak, is filling it with air every morning going to fix the underlying problem? If your home has termites would it be wise to spend money on fixing the damaged wood before exterminating them? Sometimes I feel that those who sit on the State Water Resources Control Board would be the ones filling their tires and paying carpenters to continually fix their homes. For the life of me, when do RESULTS matter? This State Water Board needs to go. They have proven to be a failure by every...
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Why Farm a Desert – Part 2

The whole farming the desert conversation was started by journalists far from the fields. To them it just doesn't make sense. So......they get on their keyboards and write stories about what we do here in the Central Valley of California. But what it really did was expose
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Why Farm a Desert?

Well….first let’s take a look back into the actual truth of what central valley looked like before a plow touched the soil. A famous explorer described this valley as being abundant in birds and geese of all kinds, antelope and elk in herds by the thousands, rich in fir and pelts, and water in abundance. That was a summation of
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The Facts About Pesticide Spraying

To those interested in learning about pesticide applications and methods you might find this helpful in understanding all the things we do before spraying is necessary. The guidelines are no different for organic or conventional farming. I’m just sharing this because, I do this for a living and I’m passionate about educating the public about why American products should be
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Which Cotton “Boll” Do You Prefer?

No, that is not a typo. As it was explained to me, a cotton ball is what you pull out of the plastic bag you get at the drug store. A cotton “boll”, is a protective capsule, shaped like a football, in which the cotton fibers grow. The image on the left has 5 “locks” – the grooved lines you
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