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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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California Pistachios: Don’t Let Up On NOW

👤By Robert Beede, University of California Farm Advisor Emeritus, Kings County 🕔Aug 16, 2014

Navel orangeworm is still the pest to beat this season. Although many growers have sufficiently low NOW pressure to require only two sprays, many growers exposed to high populations have applied five or more sprays for both plant bug and

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California Pistachios: How Will The Splits Run?

👤By Robert Beede, University of California Farm Advisor Emeritus, Kings County 🕔Aug 16, 2014

I am anxious to see what this year’s split percentages are. Depending on water availability and time of application, we could see a wide range in split percentages. Research by Vito Polito, U.C. Davis Plant Sciences Department, indicates shell splitting

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California Pistachios: How – And When – Will Harvest Shape Up?

👤By Robert Beede, University of California Farm Advisor Emeritus, Kings County 🕔Aug 16, 2014

I think nut maturity is about a week ahead of last year, due to the warmer spring. Growers in Kern County are going to try light shaking Kerman (only about 2 seconds) around August 25. Craig Kallsen, UCCE Farm Advisor,

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California Pistachios: NOW Management Ahead Of Harvest

👤By Robert Beede, University of California Farm Advisor Emeritus, Kings County 🕔Jul 12, 2014

Dr. Joel Siegel’s trapping data in Madera indicates that the overwintering flight of navel orangeworm (NOW) ended the week of June 23, and the second flight began around June25. This timing coincides with his 1700 DD prediction using January 1

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California Pistachios: So, When Will We Harvest?

👤By Robert Beede, University of California Farm Advisor Emeritus, Kings County 🕔Jul 12, 2014

Depending on your location, pistachio harvest should be about as early as last year, which was about 10 ahead of average. Kernel filling began as early as June 15 this year, which is another strong index for early maturity. Initiation

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California Pistachios: To Oil Or Not To Oil?

👤By Robert Beede, University of California Farm Advisor Emeritus, Kings County 🕔Jan 30, 2014

Use of dormant oil in pistachio is the subject for this month. You have until mid-February to decide on whether or not to oil for rest breaking and slightly earlier harvest. I question the practice of oiling mature trees in

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