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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 Walnuts: Pruning Trial Field Day, Merced, May 31

California Walnuts: Pruning Trial Field Day, Merced, May 31

👤By David Doll, University of California 🕔May 25, 2017

A study evaluating central leader training, minimal pruning of walnuts in comparison to traditionally trained walnuts has been ongoing within Merced County for the past six years. Observations of the six year old orchard can occur during a field day being

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Georgia Pecans: Pruning Young Trees

Georgia Pecans: Pruning Young Trees

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Jan 13, 2017

We’re headed into my least favorite time of year. When I was younger I enjoyed cold weather a lot more than I do now. The crop is about done, deer season is over, football is almost over, I’m not much of

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Georgia Pecans: Prune Trees At Planting for Better Results

Georgia Pecans: Prune Trees At Planting for Better Results

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Jan 15, 2016

For many things related to pecan production, there are almost as many opinions out there about how to do something as there are people to ask. When you get varying opinions on a subject, the thing to do is look at the

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California Almonds: Pruning 1st Leaf Potted Trees

California Almonds: Pruning 1st Leaf Potted Trees

👤By Brent Holtz and David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Nov 30, 2015

The first dormant pruning of potted trees can present some difficulties when selecting primary scaffolds.

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California Prunes: Fall Orchard Management Considerations

California Prunes: Fall Orchard Management Considerations

👤By Luke Milliron and Dani Lightle, University of California 🕔Nov 10, 2015

Pruning Cautions: It is critical to avoid timing pruning activities near rainfall events, whereby rain-splash can result in costly disease spread to freshly cut branches (see article in this newsletter). In addition to avoiding new infections, it is important to prune

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California Prunes: Rain and Pruning Don’t Mix

California Prunes: Rain and Pruning Don’t Mix

👤Luke Milliron, UCCE Horticulture Intern, Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm Advisor, Colusa, Sutter and Yuba Counties 🕔Nov 9, 2015

Farming is a tough enough business. Don’t help disease damage your orchard. There are a number of fungal and bacterial diseases in the Sacramento Valley that can infest your orchard and reduce orchard productivity. When you prune before rain, you

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