Wednesday, April 13, 2011

California citrus industry tour

From a tour east of Tulare arranged through the World Ag Expo in February, with lots to see: juice manufacturing, a producer-owned packing cooperative, labor and contracting arrangements for harvest workers, irrigation, pest pressure, and strange windmills that run in reverse (they use power to blow wind through the fields on cold nights to protect against frost).  Plus, lovely countryside.

1 comment:

The Almond Doctor said...

Mr. Wilde,
Should of let me know you were in the area. I would have set up an almond sheller/huller tour for you on your trip back "up" the valley. Merced is about 90 minutes from Tulare/Visalia.

It would have been my pleasure to show you around some of Merced County's almond orchards. Perhaps next time?