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California Rice: 3 Steps for Managing Early Seeding Weeds

California Rice: 3 Steps for Managing Early Seeding Weeds

👤By Whitney Brim-DeForest, University of California 🕔Jun 23, 2017

I went out on a few farm calls in the past week, and have noticed a trend. Due to the unusually wet weather this spring, some of the weeds are already producing seed out in the field!

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California Almonds: What Influences Hull-Split Timing?

California Almonds: What Influences Hull-Split Timing?

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Hull-split often occurs around the end of June though the first week of July within the San Joaquin Valley. The start and duration of hull-split is influenced by the variety, weather, and tree stress.

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California Rice: Armyworms Are Back

California Rice: Armyworms Are Back

👤By Luis Espino, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

I have received reports of significant defoliation due to armyworms from several areas: Glenn, Colusa, Butte and Yolo counties. In most areas the defoliation is severe but the area affected within fields still small. I inspected a field in Glenn County. The

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Grape-Based Compounds Kill Colon Cancer Stem Cells in Mice

Grape-Based Compounds Kill Colon Cancer Stem Cells in Mice

👤From Pennsylvania State University 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers. The compounds — resveratrol –which are found in grape skins and seeds, could also eventually lead to

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California Almonds: Heat Wave – More Mites, Earlier Split? – AgFax

California Almonds: Heat Wave – More Mites, Earlier Split? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jun 18, 2017

Whether this heat speeds up progression to hull split remains to be seen. In recent weeks our contacts have said they expected hull split to begin on a fairly normal schedule, not the early splitting everyone saw during recent drought

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California Walnuts: More Heat Will Change Pest Dynamics – Be Alert

California Walnuts: More Heat Will Change Pest Dynamics – Be Alert

👤By Emily J. Symmes, Sacramento Valley Area IPM Advisor 🕔Jun 18, 2017

The impacts of such an unusually wet winter and prolonged spring rain events on insect and mite activity are still developing. This article summarizes some notable observations thus far and specific pest management considerations as we move into summer. Codling

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California Walnuts: Production Check List Through This Summer

California Walnuts: Production Check List Through This Summer

👤By Katherine Pope, UCCE Orchard Advisor Yolo, Solano and Sacramento Counties 🕔Jun 18, 2017

JUNE Walnut Husk Fly (WHF) traps should already be out, 2 traps for every 10 acres on the north side of the tree, hung as high as possible. Monitor traps at least twice weekly until first treatment. Treatment timing can

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Pima Cotton: Less Acres Planted Due to Cool, Wet Conditions

Pima Cotton: Less Acres Planted Due to Cool, Wet Conditions

👤From Supima 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The 2016/17 pima cotton crop year is coming to an end with less than 2 months of reporting to go and will end on a positive note with export shipments approaching those from three years ago.  As of June 1,

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California Almonds: Pests, Diseases Quiet…But For How Long? – AgFax

California Almonds: Pests, Diseases Quiet…But For How Long? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylof 🕔Jun 10, 2017

Hotter weather is supposed to settle over much of the Central Valley later in the new week, with highs into triple digits at times. So far, spider mites and worms have been relatively light across most crops, but that much

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California Almonds: Mid-Season Field Meeting Set For June 15, Ballico

California Almonds: Mid-Season Field Meeting Set For June 15, Ballico

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 10, 2017

A mid-season almond field meeting has been set for Thursday, June 15, in Ballico in Merced County and will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meeting will be held at 14000 Oakdale Road, Ballico. The orchard is in

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