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California Walnuts: Dormant Monitoring and Pest Treatment Decisions

California Walnuts: Dormant Monitoring and Pest Treatment Decisions

👤By Dani Lightle, University of California 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Dormant monitoring helps to decide whether to pursue treatments of some pests (primarily scales and mites) in the dormant or delayed dormant period. This timing can be quite effective. Coverage tends to be very good since there are no leaves

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California Tree Crops: Flooded Orchards – What to Do and Available Resources

California Tree Crops: Flooded Orchards – What to Do and Available Resources

👤From University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 20, 2017

In our counties, there are two main issues that are related to the 2017 storms: Orchards outside the levees along the rivers that are or have been flooded from river seepage due to high river flows and/or overflowing ditches/canals. Orchards

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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 Walnuts: When Should You Apply the 1st Irrigation of the Season?

California Walnuts: When Should You Apply the 1st Irrigation of the Season?

👤By Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 1, 2017

Wet soils for extended periods after leaf out can result in yellow trees due to a cold root zone and low soil oxygen levels. Spring rains can be responsible for wet soils and yellow leaves; that can’t be avoided. However,

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Oklahoma Pecans: Prices Sharply Lower, Weather Shut Down Harvest

Oklahoma Pecans: Prices Sharply Lower, Weather Shut Down Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 18, 2017

Deliveries by growers to buying points very light in southern and south central Oklahoma, mostly moderate in northeastern counties. Last week’s winter storm brought ice and moderate to heavy rains shutting down harvest activities for the time being. It will

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Texas Pecans: Prices Lower, Demand Fairly Good

Texas Pecans: Prices Lower, Demand Fairly Good

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 18, 2017

Deliveries by growers to delivery points were very light, in part due to wet and rainy conditions across the Texas growing region during the past week. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is currently around 90 percent

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Western Region Pecans: Prices Lower; Wet Fields Slow Deliveries, Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 18, 2017

Deliveries by growers to delivery points of Improved varieties were fairly light, in large part due to wet field conditions. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Harvesting is currently around 80-90 percent completed. Harvested quality has been generally

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Louisiana Pecans: Very Light Deliveries as Season Wraps Up

Louisiana Pecans: Very Light Deliveries as Season Wraps Up

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 18, 2017

The weather forecast for this week calls for rather mild temperatures in the low 60s to high 70s mostly cloudy with thunderstorms expected toward the end of the week. Deliveries were very light this last week. Most of the deliveries

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Georgia Pecans: Prices Taper Off as Demand Slows

Georgia Pecans: Prices Taper Off as Demand Slows

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 18, 2017

Weather predictions for the next week throughout the state shows mild temperatures with lows in the mid-40s to high 50s and daytime highs in the 60s to 70s with rain expected towards the end of the week. Deliveries are very

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Texas Pecans: Prices Higher, Harvest Passes 70%

Texas Pecans: Prices Higher, Harvest Passes 70%

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 5, 2017

Deliveries by growers to delivery points were light. Demand was fairly good for good quality pecans. Natives are currently being harvested. Harvesting is currently around 70 percent completed, and is expected to continue through late January or early February. The

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