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Georgia Pecans: Season Off to Slower Start Than Anticipated

Georgia Pecans: Season Off to Slower Start Than Anticipated

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The season is getting a slower start than earlier anticipated. Growers are still cleaning up the orchards and harvesting pecans as they can. Some are cleaning out as much as thirty percent waste and debris along with pecans hit with

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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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Northern Nut Growers Association’s Conference, Tifton, GA, Aug. 13-16

Northern Nut Growers Association’s Conference, Tifton, GA, Aug. 13-16

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia News Editor 🕔Jul 12, 2017

Sustainable, efficient agricultural practices will be featured at this year’s Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA) annual conference, which will be held at the Tifton Campus Conference Center from Aug. 13-16. During next month’s conference, University of Georgia scientists will share

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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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