Richard Ferreira, owner of Side Hill Citrus, a certified organic mandarin farm in Newcastle, mows the grass to help keep gophers at bay on his 47-acre orchard. Ferreira says California’s drought has not been a problem for growing mandarins. Gophers, on the other hand, kill about 10 trees a year, he says.
Richard Ferreira, owner of Side Hill Citrus, a certified organic mandarin farm in Newcastle, mows the grass to help keep gophers at bay on his 47-acre orchard. Ferreira says California’s drought has not been a problem for growing mandarins. Gophers, on the other hand, kill about 10 trees a year, he says. Brian Nguyen bnguyen@sacbee.com
Richard Ferreira, owner of Side Hill Citrus, a certified organic mandarin farm in Newcastle, mows the grass to help keep gophers at bay on his 47-acre orchard. Ferreira says California’s drought has not been a problem for growing mandarins. Gophers, on the other hand, kill about 10 trees a year, he says. Brian Nguyen bnguyen@sacbee.com

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