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California Cotton: Water Announcement Tempers Enthusiasm on Acreage Increase

California Cotton: Water Announcement Tempers Enthusiasm on Acreage Increase

👤From the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association 🕔Mar 28, 2017

The good news is that cotton acreage looks like it will increase for the 2nd year in a row. Record rainfall and snowpack, coupled with stable cotton prices and falling prices from other commodities are leading to an increase in

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California Walnuts: Monitoring for Walnut Scale

California Walnuts: Monitoring for Walnut Scale

👤By Dani Lightle, University of California 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Increased incidences of scale have been observed in Sacramento Valley walnut orchards for upwards of 10 years. Reasons for scale increases in walnut are not entirely known. Commonly, when a secondary pest emerges as a problem, it is because something

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California Walnuts: Dormant Monitoring and Pest Treatment Decisions

California Walnuts: Dormant Monitoring and Pest Treatment Decisions

👤By Dani Lightle, University of California 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Dormant monitoring helps to decide whether to pursue treatments of some pests (primarily scales and mites) in the dormant or delayed dormant period. This timing can be quite effective. Coverage tends to be very good since there are no leaves

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California Almonds: Plenty Of Precaution Taken Ahead Of Rains – AgFax

California Almonds: Plenty Of Precaution Taken Ahead Of Rains – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Mar 25, 2017

The weatherman wasn’t bluffing when he said that plenty of rainy days were in store for the Central Valley, and almond growers pushed to make fungicide applications ahead of storms.

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California Almonds: Field Day On March 28 – Bouncing Back From A Wet Winter

California Almonds: Field Day On March 28 – Bouncing Back From A Wet Winter

👤From a press release 🕔Mar 25, 2017

To help almond growers get off to a good start following a wet winter, two leading University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisors will outline disease, fungicide and pest management tips at a March 28 field day. The event will run

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Hay Demand – Saudi Arabia Exerting Influence On U.S. Demand, Pricing

Hay Demand – Saudi Arabia Exerting Influence On U.S. Demand, Pricing

👤By Daniel Putnam, Bill Matthews, and Daniel Sumner, University of California 🕔Mar 24, 2017

As if one more example of our interconnected world was needed –  the depletion of an aquifer 8,000 miles away is likely to impact on alfalfa growers in Seeley, CA or Pasco, Washington.  Seeley and Pasco (the Imperial Valley of

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California: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

California: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 23, 2017

In response to a request from Jacqueline Johnson, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 10 counties in California as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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California Wheat: Is It Too Late to Topdress Fall-Planted Fields with Nitrogen?

California Wheat: Is It Too Late to Topdress Fall-Planted Fields with Nitrogen?

👤From University of California Extension 🕔Mar 23, 2017

We have received several recent inquiries following on our blog post from late January that discussed the potential value of a nitrogen (N) topdress at the tillering-to-jointing stages of wheat growth. This is particularly an issue with the higher than

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California Almonds: Pests to Be Watching for Right Now

California Almonds: Pests to Be Watching for Right Now

👤By Jhalendra Rijal, University of California 🕔Mar 23, 2017

This year has been a challenging year to conduct any winter cultural practices due to constant rainstorms and flood situations. These are the pests currently active in orchards.

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California: NOW Monitoring and Mating Disruption Meeting, Escalon, March 22

California: NOW Monitoring and Mating Disruption Meeting, Escalon, March 22

👤By Jhalendra P Rijal, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The University of California will be hosting a short pest management meeting on Wednesday morning, March 22, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in Escalon. The meeting will discuss monitoring and management techniques for navel orangeworm with an emphasis on

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