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California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings

California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings Updated

👤By Bob Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Dec 29, 2017

Tests continue using winter-applied kaolin clay or calcium carbonate-based materials to either reflect solar radiation or diffuse as a way to improve dormancy. Results from David Doll, UCCE Farm Advisor, Merced County, and Valley Orchard Management, showed a 200 to

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California Pistachios: Enough Chill, So Far, For 2018 Yields?

California Pistachios: Enough Chill, So Far, For 2018 Yields?

👤By Bob Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Dec 12, 2017

High temperatures prevailed until the first week in December, when we finally got frost on December 5. The first frost normally occurs about the second week in November. We had Thanksgiving outside at our neighbor’s house in shirt sleeves. I

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