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.
The University of California will be hosting a short pest management meeting on Wednesday morning, March 22, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in Escalon. The meeting will discuss monitoring and management techniques for navel orangeworm with an emphasis on
In our counties, there are two main issues that are related to the 2017 storms: Orchards outside the levees along the rivers that are or have been flooded from river seepage due to high river flows and/or overflowing ditches/canals. Orchards
A tailgate meeting covering navel orangeworm monitoring and mating disruption has been set for Wednesday, March 22, near Escalon. The 2-hour session starts at 8:30 a.m. The location is 3.6 miles east of Escalon. Heading east on Highway 120, turn
Winter temperatures this 2016 / 2017 season were not cold enough to have any negative impact on overwintering populations of leaffooted bug. Temperatures have now warmed and we are seeing smaller aggregations and greater flight activity; the bugs have begun to disperse
Frost sensitivity increases as flowers develop from pink bud to full bloom, then into nutlets.
It’s not a good time to be a California almond grower or a beekeeper. And it’s definitely not a good time to be a honey bee. The wind-whipped storms that are ravaging California are wreaking havoc on the state’s almond