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California Almonds: When to Apply the 1st Irrigation?

California Almonds: When to Apply the 1st Irrigation?

👤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

👤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

👤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?

👤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

👤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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California Almonds: Waterlogged Orchards? Here’s What to Expect

California Almonds: Waterlogged Orchards? Here’s What to Expect

👤By Joseph Connell, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Despite last fall’s prediction of La Nina or dry conditions, this past winter is likely to be the wettest winter on record for the Northern Sierra Precipitation 8-Station Index, on April 12 standing at 204% of average. We are only

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California Almonds: Strategic Deficit Irrigation – 1st Line of Defense Against Hull Rot

California Almonds: Strategic Deficit Irrigation – 1st Line of Defense Against Hull Rot

👤From the Almond Board of California 🕔Apr 19, 2017

Hull rot disease is caused by two pathogens that thrive on split hulls of well-watered and well-fertilized trees. The best defense against these pathogens is to cut back on irrigations and check that nitrogen rates do not exceed crop demand.

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California Almonds: Alternaria Leaf Spot – What You Need to Know

California Almonds: Alternaria Leaf Spot – What You Need to Know

👤By David Doll, University of California 🕔Apr 17, 2017

The late rains we are receiving will increase the risk of Alternaria. This pathogen requires warm temperatures and leaf wetness to infect almond trees.

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California: Almond Leadership Program Starts 9th Year with 18 Members

California: Almond Leadership Program Starts 9th Year with 18 Members

👤From the Almond Board of California 🕔Mar 30, 2017

Almond Board of California (ABC) has unveiled its 2017 Almond Leadership Program class, a group of 18 future leaders representing nearly every aspect of the industry: growers, processors, suppliers, retailers and pest control advisers. Participants will spend the next year

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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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