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Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and Central and South Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring

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Georgia Pecans: Budbreak Has Arrived

Georgia Pecans: Budbreak Has Arrived

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Budbreak has arrived in pecan orchards throughout Georgia. This puts our budbreak timing pretty close to last year thanks to the cooler weather of a couple of weeks ago. It seems that we narrowly missed serious damage from the freeze

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California Walnuts: Monitoring for Walnut Scale

California Walnuts: Monitoring for Walnut Scale

👤By Dani Lightle, University of California 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Increased incidences of scale have been observed in Sacramento Valley walnut orchards for upwards of 10 years. Reasons for scale increases in walnut are not entirely known. Commonly, when a secondary pest emerges as a problem, it is because something

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California Walnuts: Dormant Monitoring and Pest Treatment Decisions

California Walnuts: Dormant Monitoring and Pest Treatment Decisions

👤By Dani Lightle, University of California 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Dormant monitoring helps to decide whether to pursue treatments of some pests (primarily scales and mites) in the dormant or delayed dormant period. This timing can be quite effective. Coverage tends to be very good since there are no leaves

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California Almonds: Plenty Of Precaution Taken Ahead Of Rains – AgFax

California Almonds: Plenty Of Precaution Taken Ahead Of Rains – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Mar 25, 2017

The weatherman wasn’t bluffing when he said that plenty of rainy days were in store for the Central Valley, and almond growers pushed to make fungicide applications ahead of storms.

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California Almonds: Field Day On March 28 – Bouncing Back From A Wet Winter

California Almonds: Field Day On March 28 – Bouncing Back From A Wet Winter

👤From a press release 🕔Mar 25, 2017

To help almond growers get off to a good start following a wet winter, two leading University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisors will outline disease, fungicide and pest management tips at a March 28 field day. The event will run

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AgFax Weekend: Tips on Overlapping Residuals; USDA Gives Wildfire Aid

AgFax Weekend: Tips on Overlapping Residuals; USDA Gives Wildfire Aid

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Mar 24, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Tips on Overlapping Residuals; USDA Gives Wildfire Aid; Farmers, Ag Lenders – What’s Your Financial Category?; and more.

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California: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

California: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas Due to Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 23, 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 10 counties in California as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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Drought Monitor: Rains Provide Relief to Northeast; South Still Dry

Drought Monitor: Rains Provide Relief to Northeast; South Still Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Eric Luebehusen, USDA 🕔Mar 23, 2017

Summary A late-winter cold snap over the eastern half of the nation contrasted with warmer-than-normal conditions from the Plains to the Pacific Coast, save for lingering chilly weather in the Northwest. The eastern cold spell was accompanied by mixed precipitation

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California Almonds: Pests to Be Watching for Right Now

California Almonds: Pests to Be Watching for Right Now

👤By Jhalendra Rijal, University of California 🕔Mar 23, 2017

This year has been a challenging year to conduct any winter cultural practices due to constant rainstorms and flood situations. These are the pests currently active in orchards.

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