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Shane + Shean of Ready Slow were complete strangers. That is until Shean posted a controversial Instagram post that compelled Shane to reach out. Now they might just be brand new friends.Shane is a 35 year old professor and published author from New York. Shean is a 31 year old floral and event designer from Georgia. Listen in as these guys who just met—meet each other for the first time and talk about their differences and most importantly — their similarities. Their "unpopular opinions" se ...
 
Hey, you. Yes, you, that teacher beavering away teaching people how to create music. This is a show about you and others just like you. In Teaching Studio Stories, we visit with a music teacher each week and learn about their journey to this career and the bumps and bruises they’ve encountered along the way. This is a positive and fun space that is also not afraid to face the music. Listen and learn from other mistakes, cheer for their successes and, above all, feel part of a global communit ...
 
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Today we’re visiting with Serena Sheane. Serena is a piano teacher based in London who is originally from Ireland so you’ll get double the Irish accents in this episode. Serena was a highly motivated student herself and we discuss the benefits and difficulties of teaching when you come from that background as well dealing with self-doubt as a young…
 
Today we’re talking to Roopika Bhatla, a piano and voice teacher in Noida, India. Roopika was one of the lucky ones who had her former teacher to guide her when she first started teaching. In this interview, she shares her lessons from preschoolers, games and so much more. Roopika is a young pianist, teacher and owner at the Trill Piano Studio in N…
 
Dr. Ted DeJong (UC Davis Plant Sciences and UC ANR Cooperative Extension emeritus) provides a vision for the future of prune orchards, discussing how light interception, tree physiology, and fruit development impact orchard management. Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, and Walnut Boards of California for their kind donations. Thank you to …
 
Today we’re visiting with Heidi Vandermeersch in Belgium. Heidi has been teaching for a long time but had to make some big pivots a few years ago when the curriculum and structure changed. I found it fascinating to learn about a music education system that is so different from the Irish one and yet still has echoes of the same conundrums we face he…
 
Today we’re talking to Stephan Nance, a musician, writer, and piano teacher in Oregon. Stephan jumped head first into teaching before realising how much work is involved, an approach I think many of us, including myself, can relate to. In this interview, there are so many lessons about self-acceptance, being who you are and running your own race. Y…
 
In our 1-minute challenges Luke and Phoebe describe key almond, pistachio, prune, and walnut orchard tasks for the month of January! Mention of pesticide use does not constitute a pesticide recommendation, merely the sharing of research findings. Always follow the pesticide label. The label is law. Find out more at ipm.ucanr.edu. Thank you to the A…
 
In this encore episode: Luke and Phoebe sit down with Joe Connell, farm advisor emeritus for Butte County. Joe goes over the differences between advection and radiation frosts, ways to protect your orchard from frost protection, and the best irrigation systems for protecting against frosts. While we usually worry about frosts during bloom, early fr…
 
Instagram says Shean and Shane are inciting violence. There’s a strange man in Shane’s yard. Shean’s discussing philosophy with his uber driver. Trump’s been boostered. Rittenhouse’s media blitz proves we’re in The Hunger Games. And Kamala’s mask slips on Charlamagne’s show. Wars and rumors of war. Friends gaslighting friends. Rape and love letters…
 
In the final installment of the rootstock series, farm advisors Franz Niederholzer and Luke Milliron talk about considerations for selecting a rootstock for prune production, particularly the exciting advantages with Krymsk 86 and Viking. Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, and Walnut Boards of California for their kind donations. Thank you …
 
Welcome to Teaching Studio Stories, the podcast that brings you lessons and laughter from real music teachers all around the world. Each week we’ll visit with a teacher to learn about their studio and their journey with music so far. They may be young, old, experienced or brand new. They might have 5 other jobs or run a multi-teacher music school. …
 
UCCE Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Fichtner (Tulare and Kings Counties) discusses the history of pistachio rootstock development and the benefits of the rootstock options available today. Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, and Walnut Boards of California for their kind donations. Thank you to Muriel Gordon for the music. The views, thoughts, and op…
 
For the holidays, Shean’s life is spiraling out of control, and Shane lands himself in urgent care. NY has a new mask mandate, so Shane’s getting kicked out of the supermarket, and Italy is preventing Shean from having the vacation he’s worked so hard to plan — thanks to more draconian COVID policies. The guys discuss being crisis men and death men…
 
Brittney Goodrich joins Growing the Valley again to discuss the bee outlook for the 2022 almond pollination season. Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, and Walnut Boards of California for their kind donations. Thank you to Muriel Gordon for the music. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the …
 
Figs, like many other fresh fruit, suffer from postharvest loss due to fungal pathogens and shrivel. Leili Afsah Hejri, a scientist working in food safety, has been examining the use of ozone as a post-harvest treatment for sanitation as well as improving fruit quality. In this episode, she discusses the results of a recently published trial with P…
 
UCCE Advisors Katherine Jarvis-Shean (Yolo-Solano-Sacramento Counties), Roger Duncan (Stanislaus County), and Joe Connell (Emeritus Butte County) come together to discuss current available almond rootstocks and the importance of selecting rootstock for growers’ orchard-specific challenges. Video from the Almond Board of California showcases the Bor…
 
Episode 65 is a Ready Slow Thanksgiving Special. The guys discuss Britney and Rittenhouse going free, celebrity clones, and the glitch in the matrix that happened on live TV. Shean unravels the Church of Kardashian, while Shane is visited by his past self during the recording of this episode. The Golden Girls and the hickey on Pete Davidson’s neck …
 
This episode was originally intended to be part of the climate change series, but ended up being more appropriate as a stand alone episode. Phoebe and Mae Culumber (UCCE Fresno County) discuss the importance of carbon in soil quality, as well as explains some research she’s doing on the role of nitrogen in whole orchard recycling. Thank you to the …
 
Brad Hanson has been looking at increasing the efficacy of grass herbicides and details his work using sequential applications for better weed control. Mention of trade names is to report research results and is not an endorsement or recommendation. Always check the label before applying. http://www.sacvalleyorchards.com/events/ www.sjvtandv.com Th…
 
In our 1-minute challenges we describe key almond, pistachio, prune, and walnut orchard tasks for the month of October. On SacValleyOrchards.com (SVO) there is an article on post-harvest pest surveys for walnut and almond to improve your pest and disease management for next year. Mention of pesticide use does not constitute a pesticide recommendati…
 
Janine Hasey (UC ANR Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Emerita) discusses sudden freeze events, their effects on walnut, and necessary steps to mitigate future freeze damage. We encourage you to take our survey on walnut freeze, which is available until Dec 1, 2021. The purpose of this survey is to gain greater understanding of freeze damage in wa…
 
Janine Hasey (UC ANR Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor Emerita) synthesizes decades of collaborative research to deliver key grower considerations for all the commercially available walnut rootstocks in California. Click the links for additional information from SacValleyOrchards.com about Selecting the Right Clonal Rootstock and Planting Potted C…
 
Dr. Ted DeJong (UC Davis Plant Sciences and UC ANR Cooperative Extension emeritus) discusses the physiology of dwarfing rootstocks and their influence on orchard management. DeJong provides some key considerations for growers when selecting a rootstock for their next orchard. Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, and Walnut Boards of Californi…
 
Season 3 comes to a close as Shean encounters racist brides and almost accidentally kidnaps a woman. Meanwhile, Shane describes our post-language society and he realizes the BLM movement has changed the way he operates in parking lots. The guys also discuss one of the worst kept secrets in the DC Comics universe: Superman is gay. Also—Fauci and Cha…
 
Episode 59 is rock slides, weddings, sleeplessness, whippings at the southern border, escalator behavior, and America’s greatest institution: The View. Shean barely survives Utah and Shane shares some behind the scenes from his guest spot on Timcast IRL. The guys also dissect why so many people view success within mainstream institutions more favor…
 
Dr. Amanda Hodson (UC Davis - Dept. of Entomology & Nematology) discusses her lab’s research on the soil health benefits of olive pomace and olive pomace compost. There are numerous potential benefits of this olive oil co-product! Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, and Walnut Boards of California for their kind donations. Thank you to Murie…
 
In Episode 58 Shane meets Alex Jones and Shean absconds to Florida. The guys return from the road to discuss black face, Marilyn Monroe, Ella Fitzgerald, and the tent cities along the Rio Grande. Shean’s talks about death in his community, and the guys talk at length about the idea of suicide in relation to religion — and the stigmas attached to ju…
 
Sat Darshan Khalsa explains nitrogen dynamics in the soil, including mineralization, gaseous losses, and answers some questions that Phoebe has regarding nitrogen uptake and a new kind of nitrogen fertilizer. Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, and Walnut Boards of California for their kind donations. Thank you to Muriel Gordon for the music…
 
Episode 57 is about 9/11 on social media, virus manners, and organized religion. Biden drones an innocent family, Gavin Newsom isn’t recalled, and all of a sudden everyone loves George W. Bush. Shean and Shane also discuss the Met Gala, the genius of Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s left testicle. Plus — the guys pay their respec…
 
Encore airing of a 2018 episode: Phoebe Gordon sits down with farm advisor David Doll (with UCCE Merced at the time) to discuss tested strategies to overcome the replant problem, with a focus on almond production. Mention of a pesticide or applied rate does not constitute a pesticide recommendation, merely a discussion of research findings. Always …
 
In part five of the climate change series, Phoebe sits down with Tapan Pathak and Jhalendra Rijal to discuss the results of a study they published, examining the effects of climate change on Navel Orangeworm. While the study is based off of climate and insect models, like Daniel Swain mentioned in Part 3, these models are based on fundamental physi…
 
In our 1-minute challenges we describe key almond, pistachio, prune, and walnut orchard tasks for the month of September. On SacValleyOrchards.com (SVO) there is an article on walnut freeze (see the “How to prevent future damage” section). In walnut production – September is also a critical month for managing mold and for ethephon applications to e…
 
Our concerns about how climate change will affect agriculture don’t just extend to crop performance; pest species will also be affected. In this week’s episode, Lynn Sosnoskie returns to talk about implications for weed management. Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, and Walnut Boards of California for their kind donations. Thank you to Muri…
 
Daniel Swain, a climate scientist with UC Los Angeles’ Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, discusses climate models and California’s climate with Phoebe in this week’s episode. He shares what we’ve already seen, what climate scientists know will continue to happen, and clarifies a common misconception about what the future of precipita…
 
Arnold Bloom, a Distinguished Professor of plant sciences at UC Davis, shares a brief overview of the science of climate change and does a deep dive into how it will affect plants, with an emphasis on crops. You can find his online, free class on climate change here: https://www.climatechangecourse.org/ Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, an…
 
Shean attempts to bring joy to episode 53, but Shane is trapped in a dark place. His grandma’s condition has worsened and it’s made him retreat into the gallows humor his hearse-driving grandfather always used to deflect seriousness. Which means that Shean is being held hostage in the dark place too. The guys get into embarrassment, black establish…
 
The effects of climate change are already here, and unless we cut down on carbon emissions, things will only get worse. Agriculture is an industry that is incredibly vulnerable to this threat, and is an area of intense research among scientists. While we know a lot about current and future affects, the complexity of this problem means that we won’t…
 
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