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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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California Rice: How to Collect Weed Seeds for Resistance Testing – Video

California Rice: How to Collect Weed Seeds for Resistance Testing – Video

👤By Whitney Brim-DeForest, University of California 🕔Jun 29, 2017

University of California Cooperative Extension has produced a short video which explains how to collect seed to make sure that if you submit weed seed for testing, you get back accurate results.

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California Rice: Armyworms in Delta Fields – Monitoring and Treatment

California Rice: Armyworms in Delta Fields – Monitoring and Treatment

👤By Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 29, 2017

UC Cooperative Extension has augmented efforts to monitor armyworm populations in rice fields since 2015 when we observed large populations earlier in the year (June) than previously observed. Here in San Joaquin County, we began monitoring in Delta rice fields

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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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