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Grapes, Strawberries: Intuity Fungicide Registered for Grape Botrytis, Powdery Mold

Grapes, Strawberries: Intuity Fungicide Registered for Grape Botrytis, Powdery Mold

πŸ‘€From a Press Release 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Valent U.S.A. LLC today announced that Intuit Fungicide has been registered in the U.S. and California for Botrytis control and powdery mildew suppression in wine grapes.Β  Intuity is a strobilurin (Qol) fungicide, developed for the U.S. market by Valent, with

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California Almonds: Aspergillus Niger Induced Hull Rot

California Almonds: Aspergillus Niger Induced Hull Rot

πŸ‘€By Brent Holtz, UCCE Farm Advisor San Joaquin County 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Hull rot can reduce yields of vigorous young almond orchards in the central and southern San Joaquin Valley.Β  Symptoms often observed are dieback in lower limbs that often exhibit less bloom in the spring.

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California Grapes: New Weather Models Forecast ETo And Mildews

California Grapes: New Weather Models Forecast ETo And Mildews

πŸ‘€From a Press Release 🕔Oct 25, 2017

CustomWeather, Inc., a premier, which provides high-resolution weather data and alert services, announced that it has released a group of weather models for the grape industry. The new models cover evapotranspiration (ETo) and also forecast powdery mildew and downy mildew

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California Pistachios: When Pruning, Think Into The Future

California Pistachios: When Pruning, Think Into The Future Updated

πŸ‘€By Robert H. Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Oct 24, 2017

The goal of a good pruning program is to manage the canopy over the life of the orchard in such a manner as to achieve the maximum possible yield of clean open split-nuts from an efficient harvest. In our quest

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California Pistachios: Sanitation Fell Short, Quality Suffered – What About 2018?

California Pistachios: Sanitation Fell Short, Quality Suffered – What About 2018?

πŸ‘€By Robert H. Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Oct 23, 2017

It looks like we wound up with about 600 million pounds. Only God knows how many million navel orangeworm got, but you all know it was a bunch. Processors have their hands full delivering the quality nut California is known

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California Almonds: Kernel Defects – What Are the Causes?

California Almonds: Kernel Defects – What Are the Causes?

πŸ‘€By David Doll, University of California Almond Specialist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

It has been a challenging year in regards to kernel quality within almonds. Several issues have emerged including insects, diseases, and deficiencies. Samples of each of these have been brought to the office for identification.

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California: San Joaquin County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

California: San Joaquin County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

USDA has designated San Joaquin County in California as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by excessive rain that occurred from Oct. 1, 2016 through May 1, 2017. Farmers and ranchers in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras,

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California Almonds: What Caused The Yellowing In Montereys?

California Almonds: What Caused The Yellowing In Montereys?

πŸ‘€From the University of California 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Farm Advisors and PCAs have fielded calls this season concerning Monterey on Krymsk 86 or Rootpac-R showing unique foliar symptoms – yellowing, rolling leaves with marginal necrosis and poor growth. Occasionally Nonpareil or Butte trees may be affected, but based

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Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Record-Large California Almond Crop Forecast for the 2017/18 Season In July, the NASS Pacific Regional Office released the 2017 California Almond Objective Measurement Report, which revised production up 2 percent from May’s Almond Subjective Measurement Report, to reach 2.25 billion

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Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

πŸ‘€By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Leaders for sportsmen’s and conservation groups in Western states are becoming more critical over the Trump administration’s decision last week to reopen a protection agreement for the greater sage grouse in 11 states. After months of internal discussions, the Department

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