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California Almonds: More Heat – Things Will Start Happening Fast – AgFax

California Almonds: More Heat – Things Will Start Happening Fast – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔May 21, 2017

Hot weather is in the forecast across much of our coverage area. That could increase pest and disease pressure, push water demands and move the crop faster toward hull split.

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California Rice: Dimilin for Tadpole Shrimp Control

California Rice: Dimilin for Tadpole Shrimp Control

👤By Luis Espino, University of California 🕔May 19, 2017

A FIFRA Section 2(ee) Recommendation has been issued for control of tadpole shrimp (TPS) using Dimilin 2L. The recommendation states to use Dimilin two to 10 days after the field is flooded; it also states that Dimilin does not appear

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California Tree Crops: Bugs Subside In Almonds – How Come? – AgFax

California Tree Crops: Bugs Subside In Almonds – How Come? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔May 13, 2017

After plenty of spraying for leaffooted plant bugs and stink bugs in almonds, they’ve faded away.

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California Almonds: Gummy Almonds? Possible Causes.

California Almonds: Gummy Almonds? Possible Causes.

👤By David Doll 🕔May 13, 2017

Several calls about gummy nuts were received this week. Of concern are nuts that are oozing clear gum along the suture or side of the hull. There are many potential causes.

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California Almonds: Production Forecast 2.8% Above Last Year

California Almonds: Production Forecast 2.8% Above Last Year

👤From USDA 🕔May 10, 2017

Today, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released this year’s Almond Subjective Forecast, which reports that California’s almond orchards are expected to produce 2.2 billion pounds of nuts this year, an increase of about 2.8 percent above last year’s 2

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California: Soil Management Training, Five Points, June 6

California: Soil Management Training, Five Points, June 6

👤By Jeff Mitchell, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔May 9, 2017

How long-term soil health practices affect farming system performance will be covered in a half-day training workshop in Five Points on June 6 beginning at 9 a.m..  The practices that will be showcased include reduced disturbance tillage and the use of

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California Tree Crops: Weather Warming Up – More Pests, Diseases, Mites? – AgFax

California Tree Crops: Weather Warming Up – More Pests, Diseases, Mites? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔May 7, 2017

Temperatures surged over the last week for several days, bringing a preview of summer. At what point will more head trigger issues?

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California Walnuts: Atwater Field Day Set For May 31

California Walnuts: Atwater Field Day Set For May 31

👤From a press release 🕔May 6, 2017

A walnut pruning and management field day is set for Wednesday, May 31, in a research plot east of Atwater. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. Topics include pruning comparison, walnut canopy management and control of codling moths and naval

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California: 5 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Severe Storms

California: 5 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Severe Storms

👤From USDA 🕔May 4, 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 Butte, Glenn, Kern, San Joaquin and Yuba counties in California as primary natural disaster areas

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California Rice: Banker Plant System Could Help Control Pests Without Chemicals

California Rice: Banker Plant System Could Help Control Pests Without Chemicals

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔May 2, 2017

Rice farmers seeking to protect their crops from pests but without the high dependency of pesticides may want to consider the sustainable pest management practice known as the “banker plant system.” First-of-its-kind research, published in Scientific Reports of the journal

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