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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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Georgia’s Peach Farmers Hoping for Colder Winter This Year

Georgia’s Peach Farmers Hoping for Colder Winter This Year

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Cooler temperatures are needed this winter to avoid another disastrous peach season, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension County coordinator in Taylor and Peach counties.  Last year’s mild winter contributed to Georgia’s peach industry suffering an 80

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Georgia Pecans: What Effects Will the Warm Winter Have on This Year’s Crop?

Georgia Pecans: What Effects Will the Warm Winter Have on This Year’s Crop?

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 24, 2017

We haven’t had much of a winter this year. We’ve only had 4 days where temperatures dipped below freezing in Tifton and we’ve accumulated only 368 chill hours as opposed to the 559 chill hours we had by this time

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Mississippi Fruit Crops: Chill Hours App Helps Growers Assess Conditions

Mississippi Fruit Crops: Chill Hours App Helps Growers Assess Conditions

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Mississippi fruit growers need look no further than their smartphones or laptops when searching for a second opinion on chill hour accumulation. The Mississippi State University Extension Service has launched Chill Hours, an app that helps growers assess growing conditions

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California Almonds: Chilling Hours Update – Yuba City

California Almonds: Chilling Hours Update – Yuba City

👤By Janine Hasey, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 2, 2017

The last few years have been highly variable, both in terms of winter chill accumulation and spring bloom and leaf-out behavior. The winter of 2015-2016 had moderate-to-high chill accumulation in the Sacramento Valley and leaf-out in the spring was tight

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Alabama Tree Crops: Current Low Chill Hour Accumulation a Concern

Alabama Tree Crops: Current Low Chill Hour Accumulation a Concern

👤By Ann Chambliss, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 2, 2017

This year fruit growers may be experiencing the second warmest winter in over 60 years according to temperature data logged at the Chilton Research and Extension Center (CREC) since 1956. Fruits have specific requirements for dormancy or “rest” which occurs

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California Tree Crops: Rising Temps Shorten Chill Hours, Affect Yield

California Tree Crops: Rising Temps Shorten Chill Hours, Affect Yield

👤By Jeannette Warnert, University of California 🕔Jan 19, 2017

Rising temperatures appear to be reducing the number of hours tree crops in the San Joaquin Valley are subjected to chill during the winter, a critical factor in producing a profitable yield, reported Ezra David Romero on Valley Public Radio,

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California Walnuts: Winter Chill – 3 Factors To Take Into Account

California Walnuts: Winter Chill – 3 Factors To Take Into Account

👤By Katherine Pope, UCCE Farm Advisor Sacramento, Solano and Yolo Counties, Janine Hasey, UCCE Farm Advisor Sutter, Yuba and Colusa Counties and Joseph Connell, UCCE Farm Advisor Emeritus, Butte County 🕔Dec 29, 2016

The last few years have been highly variable, both in terms of winter chill accumulation and spring bloom and leaf-out behavior. The winter of 2015-2016 had moderate-to-high chill accumulation in the Sacramento Valley and leaf-out in the spring was tight

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Florida: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas

Florida: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 4, 2016

USDA has designated Alachua, Flagler and Putnam counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by insufficient chill hours that occurred from Nov. 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. “Our hearts go out to

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