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Increased incidences of scale have been observed in Sacramento Valley walnut orchards for upwards of 10 years. Reasons for scale increases in walnut are not entirely known. Commonly, when a secondary pest emerges as a problem, it is because something
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
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
Almonds Global almond production for 2016/17 is unchanged from the October 2016 forecast of 1.2 million metric tons (tons) shelled basis. Global exports are revised 10,000 tons higher to 727,000 and imports are raised 12,000 tons to 670,000. With consumption
The last few years have been highly variable, both in terms of winter chill accumulation and spring bloom and leaf-out behavior. The winter of 2015-2016 had moderate-to-high chill accumulation in the Sacramento Valley and leaf-out in the spring was tight
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,
How have the cropping patterns changed in the northern Sacramento Valley? The most recent land use surveys by the California Department of Water Resources indicate approximately 982,500 acres of irrigated or potentially irrigated cropland in the Northern Sacramento Valley counties
Early splitting husks in walnuts are oilless nuts. They can be recognized by the early husk split and dark pellicle with white nut meat. Below are some images comparing oilless Chandler nuts with ‘normal’ Chandler nuts from the same tree.
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 28, 2016. WEATHER Last week had a warm summer-like start, with noticeable cooling taking place over the weekend. Monday brought showers in the Sierras with a few isolated heavy downpours that
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 21, 2016. WEATHER Another hot week across the State, with nearly all locations below 4,500 feet and inland from the northern coast reaching 90 degrees. Highs were 70s-90s in the mountains