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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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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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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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Farmland Partners Buying $110 Mln Worth Of California’s Nut Crop Acreage From Olam

Farmland Partners Buying $110 Mln Worth Of California’s Nut Crop Acreage From Olam

👤From a press release 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Farmland Partners Inc. (FPI), a major U.S. ag real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today that it will acquire approximately 5,100 acres of permanent crop farmland in California now owned by Olam International Limited. Purchase price: $110 million. The price

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California Pistachios: Tips On Harvest-Time Irrigation, Pest Management

California Pistachios: Tips On Harvest-Time Irrigation, Pest Management

👤By Robert Beede, U.C. Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Sep 3, 2017

Growers started shaking Golden Hills and Kalehgucci the week of August 22 in 2016, but I just had lunch with Carl Fanucchi (grower and consultant), who said they were not going to get going this year until the week of

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California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 12, 2017

Almond harvest has started on a wider basis but spider mites and navel orangeworms are still active and triggering treatments.

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California Almonds: Harvest Starts, Mites Linger – AgFax

California Almonds: Harvest Starts, Mites Linger – AgFax Updated

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 29, 2017

Spider mite treatments continue in parts of our coverage area. As our contacts in the lower half of the SJV tell us, mite pressure hasn’t come close to what they dealt with ahead of harvest in 2016.

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California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

🕔Jul 22, 2017

As our contacts report, worms are turning up on field edges in some almond blocks and we’re hearing about scattered follow-up sprays. Spider mites continue to ramp up in places even after miticides went out at hull split.

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California Almonds: Hull Split And Spraying Momentum Increases

California Almonds: Hull Split And Spraying Momentum Increases

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 9, 2017

The crop pushes ahead with harvest just over the horizon.

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