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California: San Joaquin County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

California: San Joaquin County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

USDA has designated San Joaquin County in California as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by excessive rain that occurred from Oct. 1, 2016 through May 1, 2017. Farmers and ranchers in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras,

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California Almonds: What Caused The Yellowing In Montereys?

California Almonds: What Caused The Yellowing In Montereys?

👤From the University of California 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Farm Advisors and PCAs have fielded calls this season concerning Monterey on Krymsk 86 or Rootpac-R showing unique foliar symptoms – yellowing, rolling leaves with marginal necrosis and poor growth. Occasionally Nonpareil or Butte trees may be affected, but based

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Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Record-Large California Almond Crop Forecast for the 2017/18 Season In July, the NASS Pacific Regional Office released the 2017 California Almond Objective Measurement Report, which revised production up 2 percent from May’s Almond Subjective Measurement Report, to reach 2.25 billion

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Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Leaders for sportsmen’s and conservation groups in Western states are becoming more critical over the Trump administration’s decision last week to reopen a protection agreement for the greater sage grouse in 11 states. After months of internal discussions, the Department

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California Cotton: Whitefly, Aphid Numbers Rising

California Cotton: Whitefly, Aphid Numbers Rising

👤By Lauren Murphy, University of California Cooperative Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Introduction This period of sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Monday, August 14, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of all cotton fields in each county. The Program has a

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Tree Nut, Fruit Market: Almonds, Walnuts Record Year; Fruit Rebound; Citrus Decline – USDA

Tree Nut, Fruit Market: Almonds, Walnuts Record Year; Fruit Rebound; Citrus Decline – USDA

👤By Agnes Perez, USDA Ag Economist 🕔Oct 4, 2017

ERS conducts market outlook activities on the U.S. fruit and tree nuts industry. Details on major changes and events in the various commodity markets comprising this industry are published in the Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook. ERS also provides over 20

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California Cotton: Annual Tour For Textile Trade Set For October 24

California Cotton: Annual Tour For Textile Trade Set For October 24

👤by Gilbert Mohtes-Chan 🕔Sep 29, 2017

One of the nation’s few events offering the public an on-the-ground look at cotton production returns in October in the San Joaquin Valley. Growing in popularity over the past decade, the annual Cotton Tour attracts a cross section of consumers,

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California Almonds: What To Do After The Last Nut Leaves The Field

California Almonds: What To Do After The Last Nut Leaves The Field

👤by Gilbert Mohtes-Chan 🕔Sep 29, 2017

During an upcoming field day, two University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisors will give almond growers tips about managing orchards after this season’s harvest. The event is set for October 9 in Los Banos. UCCE Merced County pomologist David Doll

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California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Nitrogen Considerations

California Almonds: Postharvest Management – Nitrogen Considerations

👤By David Doll and Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Applications of nitrogen in the postharvest period have been promoted as a good farming practice. Trees utilize nitrogen at this time to rebuild nitrogen stores and provide nutrients for bud development.

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California Rice: Stem Rot – Identification and Management

California Rice: Stem Rot – Identification and Management

👤By Luis Espino, University of California Cooperative Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

In the past two years, I have received several reports of fields suffering yield loses due to stem rot. Last year I saw several affected fields. This year, I am starting to get reports of fields being affected. I visited

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