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California Almonds: Impacts of Soil Variability on Tree Performance

California Almonds: Impacts of Soil Variability on Tree Performance

πŸ‘€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: 2017 Crop Projected to Increase 5.1% Over Last Year

California Almonds: 2017 Crop Projected to Increase 5.1% Over Last Year

πŸ‘€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 β€” Pacific Regional Office (NASS/PRO). Based on 1

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California Almonds: What Influences Hull-Split Timing?

California Almonds: What Influences Hull-Split Timing?

πŸ‘€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 Almonds: Varietal Trends in Acres Planted, 1988-2016

California Almonds: Varietal Trends in Acres Planted, 1988-2016

πŸ‘€By Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 6, 2017

The almond acreage report for 2016 was released by California Department of Food and Ag (CDFA) on April 26, 2017. This report is developed from voluntary grower survey responses, pesticide use reports and the annual nursery sales report.

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California Almonds: Production Forecast 2.8% Above Last Year

California Almonds: Production Forecast 2.8% Above Last Year

πŸ‘€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 Almonds: When to Apply the 1st Irrigation?

California Almonds: When to Apply the 1st Irrigation?

πŸ‘€By Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In the last almond newsletter, I wrote an article on first irrigation timing. Since then, I talked to Allan Fulton, UCCE Water Resources Advisor in the northern Sacramento Valley, and learned that he uses only 50% of actual rainfall as

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California Almonds: Management Considerations for Spring and Early Summer

California Almonds: Management Considerations for Spring and Early Summer

πŸ‘€By Katherine Pope, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

APRIL Monitor for signs of Alternaria through June, looking on exposed leaves for large, brown spots which then turn black, watching the most susceptible varieties (Carmel, Sonora, Monterey, Winters and Butte). You can also use the Disease Severity Value model

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California Almonds: Dealing with Nutrient Deficiencies in a Wet Spring

California Almonds: Dealing with Nutrient Deficiencies in a Wet Spring

πŸ‘€By Joseph Connell, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese nutrient deficiency symptoms are more prevalent where soils are wet, cold, and saturated. Reduced root activity and nutrient uptake can produce pale leaf color or interveinal chlorosis (pale or yellowing between the veins in the

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California Almonds: April Showers Bring Yellowing Krymsk?

California Almonds: April Showers Bring Yellowing Krymsk?

πŸ‘€By Dani Lightle, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 20, 2017

The cold and wet seems like it just won’t quit this year. The continued saturation of tree root zones may lead to nutrient deficiency symptoms from reduced root activity. Sometimes these deficiencies are transient and symptoms resolve as the soil

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California Almonds: Bloom Review – What Went Right or Wrong in 2017

California Almonds: Bloom Review – What Went Right or Wrong in 2017

πŸ‘€By Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 20, 2017

The almond nut set appears, so far this year, to be a mixed bag in the Sacramento Valley. A review of the many steps involved in successful nut set may provide a better understanding of just what went wrong (or

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