Author Archive: Wayne Zipser & Tom Orvis

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What’s Growin’ On? May

What’s Growin’ On? May

What’s Growin’ On … By Wayne Zipser & Tom Orvis  The old adage goes “April showers bring May flowers.”  For many crops in agriculture, late April showers – and definitely May showers – are NOT welcome.  Cherries are producing very perishable fruit that will have blemishes from the rain called “split.”  The fruit quality is […]

What’s Growin’ On!

What’s Growin’ On!

Stanislaus County agriculture comes alive in April with almost all perennial crops coming out of winter and spring dormancy. Grapes usually are one of the last to emerge with the green tissue you see bust out and grow with vigor. Soon you will see forage crops being harvested and you can tell by seeing big […]

What’s Growin’ On?

What’s Growin’ On?

Welcome to What’s Growin’ On! Let us introduce ourselves – we are Wayne Zipser and Tom Orvis of the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. But we are much more than that! Wayne grew up in the Ceres area on a family farm that grew grapes, peaches and almonds. He currently farms almonds in the eastern part […]