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California Almonds: Is Winter Irrigation Needed?

California Almonds: Is Winter Irrigation Needed?

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension Almond Specialist 🕔Dec 15, 2017

The reduced late fall rains have led to relatively dry conditions throughout the State. Within the San Joaquin Valley, limited amounts of rain have fallen, with recorded precipitation around one inch in Merced. The lack of rain has led to

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California Citrus: Major Breakthrough in Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllid

California Citrus: Major Breakthrough in Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllid

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

In a ground-breaking discovery encompassing six years of research, an international team of scientists led by UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal announced they’ve identified the sex pheromone of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), an insect that feeds on citrus and transmits

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California Almonds: New Pesticide Labels Help Control Pruning Wound Infections

California Almonds: New Pesticide Labels Help Control Pruning Wound Infections

👤By Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Topsin M WSP and Rally 40WSP now have 2EE labels to protect pruning wounds on almonds (and other stone fruit trees and/or grapes) from canker disease infection. These products should be especially helpful in protecting young trees where disease infection

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Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 5, 2017

Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. Additionally, ABC released the first annual Almond Sustainability Publication, entitled Growing Good, which highlights the California Almond community’s

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Grapes, Strawberries: Intuity Fungicide Registered for Grape Botrytis, Powdery Mold

Grapes, Strawberries: Intuity Fungicide Registered for Grape Botrytis, Powdery Mold

👤From a Press Release 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Valent U.S.A. LLC today announced that Intuit Fungicide has been registered in the U.S. and California for Botrytis control and powdery mildew suppression in wine grapes.  Intuity is a strobilurin (Qol) fungicide, developed for the U.S. market by Valent, with

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California Almonds: Aspergillus Niger Induced Hull Rot

California Almonds: Aspergillus Niger Induced Hull Rot

👤By Brent Holtz, UCCE Farm Advisor San Joaquin County 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Hull rot can reduce yields of vigorous young almond orchards in the central and southern San Joaquin Valley.  Symptoms often observed are dieback in lower limbs that often exhibit less bloom in the spring.

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New Ag Labor Bill: Farmers, Other Employers Could Bring in 410K Foreign Workers – DTN

New Ag Labor Bill: Farmers, Other Employers Could Bring in 410K Foreign Workers – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 26, 2017

A bill to overhaul the country’s agricultural guest-worker program advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with just a one-vote margin after extensive debate about the impact of a new guest-worker program on farm jobs, but also on

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California Grapes: New Weather Models Forecast ETo And Mildews

California Grapes: New Weather Models Forecast ETo And Mildews

👤From a Press Release 🕔Oct 25, 2017

CustomWeather, Inc., a premier, which provides high-resolution weather data and alert services, announced that it has released a group of weather models for the grape industry. The new models cover evapotranspiration (ETo) and also forecast powdery mildew and downy mildew

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California Pistachios: When Pruning, Think Into The Future

California Pistachios: When Pruning, Think Into The Future Updated

👤By Robert H. Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Oct 24, 2017

The goal of a good pruning program is to manage the canopy over the life of the orchard in such a manner as to achieve the maximum possible yield of clean open split-nuts from an efficient harvest. In our quest

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California Pistachios: Sanitation Fell Short, Quality Suffered – What About 2018?

California Pistachios: Sanitation Fell Short, Quality Suffered – What About 2018?

👤By Robert H. Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Oct 23, 2017

It looks like we wound up with about 600 million pounds. Only God knows how many million navel orangeworm got, but you all know it was a bunch. Processors have their hands full delivering the quality nut California is known

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