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California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Nitrogen Considerations

California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Nitrogen Considerations

👤By David Doll and Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Applications of nitrogen in the postharvest period have been promoted as a good farming practice. Trees utilize nitrogen at this time to rebuild nitrogen stores and provide nutrients for bud development.

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California Rice: Stem Rot – Identification and Management

California Rice: Stem Rot – Identification and Management

👤By Luis Espino, University of California Cooperative Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

In the past two years, I have received several reports of fields suffering yield loses due to stem rot. Last year I saw several affected fields. This year, I am starting to get reports of fields being affected. I visited

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California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Water Demands

California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Water Demands

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension Almond Specialist 🕔Sep 11, 2017

After the hustle of harvest, it is easy to think that the orchard work is nearly wrapped up for the year. With almonds, this isn’t the case. Research over the past 30 years has identified the postharvest period as the

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California Walnuts: Replanting Orchards – A Considered Approach

California Walnuts: Replanting Orchards – A Considered Approach Updated

👤Katherine Pope, UCCE Orchard Advisor – Sacramento, Solano & Yolo Counties 🕔Sep 8, 2017

As orchards age, yields decline for a number of reasons and eventually the decision is made to remove the orchard. The age at which an orchard is pulled is a unique decision for each block, depending on yield, price, demand,

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California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

👤By Lauren Murphy, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 6, 2017

Introduction Sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of all cotton fields in each county. The Program has a total of 109

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California Walnuts: Wrapping Up The Season – Key Management Points

California Walnuts: Wrapping Up The Season – Key Management Points Updated

👤From the University of California Cooperative Extension Service 🕔Sep 5, 2017

By: Luke Milliron UCCE Farm Advisor for Butte, Glenn and Tehama Counties Janine Hasey UCCE Farm Advisor, Sutter, Yuba, Colusa Counties Emily Symmes, UCCE Area IPM Advisor, Sacramento Valley Themis Michailides, UC Davis Plant Pathologist, UC Kearney Research and Extension

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California Pistachios: Don’t Confuse Mites With Diseases At Harvest

California Pistachios: Don’t Confuse Mites With Diseases At Harvest

👤By Robert Beede, U.C. Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Sep 3, 2017

There may be some Botryosphaeria in the south valley this year, considering the rain we had during the spring. Also, some orchards had quite a bit of stinkbug activity right around the first of July, which can cause isolated BOT

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California Pistachios: Tips On Harvest-Time Irrigation, Pest Management

California Pistachios: Tips On Harvest-Time Irrigation, Pest Management

👤By Robert Beede, U.C. Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Sep 3, 2017

Growers started shaking Golden Hills and Kalehgucci the week of August 22 in 2016, but I just had lunch with Carl Fanucchi (grower and consultant), who said they were not going to get going this year until the week of

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Clean Water Act Still Alive – California Farmer Settles Lawsuit with Corps of Engineers

Clean Water Act Still Alive – California Farmer Settles Lawsuit with Corps of Engineers

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. 🕔Aug 18, 2017

This week, it was announced that the parties have reached a settlement agreement in the Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps of Engineers.  This case has been a high-profile concern for landowners and agricultural producers across the United States.   Background In 2012,

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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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