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California Almonds: Heavy Drop In Places – Good News Or Bad News? – AgFax

California Almonds: Heavy Drop In Places – Good News Or Bad News? – AgFax

👤by Owen Taylor 🕔Apr 23, 2017

A heavy drop has become apparent in certain varieties after stormy weather in the last week.

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California Nuts: Annual Nickels Field Day Set For May 10, Arbuckle

California Nuts: Annual Nickels Field Day Set For May 10, Arbuckle

👤From a press release 🕔Apr 23, 2017

The 2017 Nickels Soil Lab Field Day is set for Wednesday, May 10, and will cover a wide range of both walnut and almond topics. The lab is located on Green Bay Road at Arbuckle. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.,

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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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