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California Almonds: April Showers Bring Yellowing Krymsk?

California Almonds: April Showers Bring Yellowing Krymsk?

👤By Dani Lightle, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 20, 2017

The cold and wet seems like it just won’t quit this year. The continued saturation of tree root zones may lead to nutrient deficiency symptoms from reduced root activity. Sometimes these deficiencies are transient and symptoms resolve as the soil

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California Almonds: Waterlogged Orchards? Here’s What to Expect

California Almonds: Waterlogged Orchards? Here’s What to Expect

👤By Joseph Connell, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Despite last fall’s prediction of La Nina or dry conditions, this past winter is likely to be the wettest winter on record for the Northern Sierra Precipitation 8-Station Index, on April 12 standing at 204% of average. We are only

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South Carolina: Weather Stressed Trees at Risk To Southern Pine Beetles

South Carolina: Weather Stressed Trees at Risk To Southern Pine Beetles

👤By Jim Melvin, Clemson University 🕔Dec 2, 2016

For about 15 years, the state’s most destructive forest insect has been lying low in South Carolina. But damage caused by recent droughts, storms and fires raises the specter of a resurgence. Sizable infestations of southern pine beetles have been

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California Almonds: Yellow Trees and Saturated Soils

California Almonds: Yellow Trees and Saturated Soils

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 14, 2016

Saturated soils reduces the movement of oxygen into the soil, killing fine feeder roots and impacting the ability for trees to uptake water and nutrients.

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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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Georgia Pecans: Added N Not Necessary for 1st Year Trees

Georgia Pecans: Added N Not Necessary for 1st Year Trees

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Jan 7, 2016

When it comes to giving young pecan trees a jump-start, Georgia growers need to focus on improving the soil over applying nitrogen, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Pecan Specialist Lenny Wells. Excess fertilizer can do more harm than

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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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Georgia Pecans: Leaf Tissue Sampling – What to Look For

Georgia Pecans: Leaf Tissue Sampling – What to Look For

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Jul 8, 2015

The time for pecan leaf tissue sampling has arrived. The recommended  period for this is from July 7-August 7. The reason for this window of time is that the nutrients are at their most stable point here at mid-season. This gives

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Georgia Pecans: ‘Desirable’ Bark Shed Not a Concern

Georgia Pecans: ‘Desirable’ Bark Shed Not a Concern

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔May 22, 2015

I get calls every year about ‘Desirable’ pecan trees on which the bark is peeling off or sloughing off in large chunks. While it occurs on other cultivars, this is a common occurrence and yet another quirk of ‘Desirable’. When

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