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California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 12, 2017

Almond harvest has started on a wider basis but spider mites and navel orangeworms are still active and triggering treatments.

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California: 3 Ag Groups Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – DTN

California: 3 Ag Groups Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Three California agriculture interest groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday. They claimed in a lawsuit in federal court that the agency harmed ranchers when it didn’t follow federal law when it declared ranchlands as critical habitat

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California Almonds: Harvest Starts, Mites Linger – AgFax

California Almonds: Harvest Starts, Mites Linger – AgFax Updated

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 29, 2017

Spider mite treatments continue in parts of our coverage area. As our contacts in the lower half of the SJV tell us, mite pressure hasn’t come close to what they dealt with ahead of harvest in 2016.

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California Rice: Using Pendimethalin in Dry-Seeded Fields

California Rice: Using Pendimethalin in Dry-Seeded Fields

👤By Whitney Brim-DeForest, University of California Extension Rice Advisor 🕔Jul 25, 2017

As many of you are aware, many of our grass species in California rice are resistant to multiple herbicides. Late watergrass aka “mimic”, early watergrass. and barnyardgrass are among some of our most competitive weed species, causing large yield reductions when

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California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

🕔Jul 22, 2017

As our contacts report, worms are turning up on field edges in some almond blocks and we’re hearing about scattered follow-up sprays. Spider mites continue to ramp up in places even after miticides went out at hull split.

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California Almonds: Impacts of Soil Variability on Tree Performance

California Almonds: Impacts of Soil Variability on Tree Performance

👤By Cameron Zuber, University of California Junior Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Many people are aware that soil types play a significant role with tree vigor and productivity, as well as affect management decisions relating to irrigation, pre-plant fumigation, fertigation practices, etc. However, many people do not consider how slight changes to

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California Almonds: Hull Split And Spraying Momentum Increases

California Almonds: Hull Split And Spraying Momentum Increases

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 9, 2017

The crop pushes ahead with harvest just over the horizon.

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California Cotton: Mid-Season Update Session Set For Mendota, July 11

California Cotton: Mid-Season Update Session Set For Mendota, July 11

👤By Gilbert Mohtes-Chan, San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project 🕔Jul 9, 2017

A trio of University of California extension and farm advisors will cover the latest developments in cotton in the San Joaquin Valley during a Tuesday, July 11, meeting in Mendota. Open to all growers and pest control advisors, the free event starts at 10 a.m. at

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California Almonds: 2017 Crop Projected to Increase 5.1% Over Last Year

California Almonds: 2017 Crop Projected to Increase 5.1% Over Last Year

👤From the Almond Board of California 🕔Jul 7, 2017

This year’s California almond crop is forecasted to exceed 2 billion pounds, according to the California Almond Objective Measurement Report announced today by United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service — Pacific Regional Office (NASS/PRO). Based on 1

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California Almonds: Initial Hull Split Sprays Start In SJV – AgFax

California Almonds: Initial Hull Split Sprays Start In SJV – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 2, 2017

Hull split sprays have started on a limited basis in parts of our coverage area. The pace should pick up next week in the San Joaquin Valley, especially after the Fourth of July.

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