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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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California: NOW Monitoring and Mating Disruption Meeting, Escalon, March 22

California: NOW Monitoring and Mating Disruption Meeting, Escalon, March 22

👤By Jhalendra P Rijal, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 20, 2017

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

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California Tree Crops: Flooded Orchards – What to Do and Available Resources

California Tree Crops: Flooded Orchards – What to Do and Available Resources

👤From University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 20, 2017

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

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California Almonds, Walnuts: NOW Event Set For March 22 Near Escalon

California Almonds, Walnuts: NOW Event Set For March 22 Near Escalon

👤From a press release 🕔Mar 18, 2017

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

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California Almonds: Leaffooted Bug Aggregations Have Begun to Disperse

California Almonds: Leaffooted Bug Aggregations Have Begun to Disperse

👤By Kris Tollerup, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 13, 2017

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

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California Almonds: Bacterial Blast Strikes In Places In A Big Way – AgFax

California Almonds: Bacterial Blast Strikes In Places In A Big Way – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Mar 11, 2017

“Bacterial blast has turned into an issue. I’ve never seen as much of it, and veteran growers – people who’ve been producing almonds for decades – say that they’ve never encountered this much of it, either.”

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California Almonds: Will Extra-Long Bloom Offset Poor Pollination Earlier? AgFax

California Almonds: Will Extra-Long Bloom Offset Poor Pollination Earlier? AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Mar 4, 2017

This year’s bloom has gone on longer than many people can remember. Will that help make up for the early bloom when bees couldn’t pollinate due to rain, cold and wind? Fingers are crossed.

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California Almonds: Hints Of Frost, Concerns About Pollination – AgFax Tree Crops

California Almonds: Hints Of Frost, Concerns About Pollination – AgFax Tree Crops

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Feb 26, 2017

Temperatures dropped to at least 32 late in the week in parts of our coverage area. Frost was apparent in places, too. But none of our contacts were aware of cases where temperatures dipped into what might be considered a

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California Almonds: Frost Risk In Forecast – What To Remember

California Almonds: Frost Risk In Forecast – What To Remember

👤By David Doll, Extension Pomology Advisor, Merced County, California 🕔Feb 26, 2017

Frost sensitivity increases as flowers develop from pink bud to full bloom, then into nutlets.

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California Almonds: 5 Reasons All This Rain Is Bad for Pollination Season

California Almonds: 5 Reasons All This Rain Is Bad for Pollination Season

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 21, 2017

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

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