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California Almonds: Heat Wave – More Mites, Earlier Split? – AgFax

California Almonds: Heat Wave – More Mites, Earlier Split? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jun 18, 2017

Whether this heat speeds up progression to hull split remains to be seen. In recent weeks our contacts have said they expected hull split to begin on a fairly normal schedule, not the early splitting everyone saw during recent drought

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California Walnuts: More Heat Will Change Pest Dynamics – Be Alert

California Walnuts: More Heat Will Change Pest Dynamics – Be Alert

👤By Emily J. Symmes, Sacramento Valley Area IPM Advisor 🕔Jun 18, 2017

The impacts of such an unusually wet winter and prolonged spring rain events on insect and mite activity are still developing. This article summarizes some notable observations thus far and specific pest management considerations as we move into summer. Codling

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California Walnuts: Production Check List Through This Summer

California Walnuts: Production Check List Through This Summer

👤By Katherine Pope, UCCE Orchard Advisor Yolo, Solano and Sacramento Counties 🕔Jun 18, 2017

JUNE Walnut Husk Fly (WHF) traps should already be out, 2 traps for every 10 acres on the north side of the tree, hung as high as possible. Monitor traps at least twice weekly until first treatment. Treatment timing can

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California Almonds: Pests, Diseases Quiet…But For How Long? – AgFax

California Almonds: Pests, Diseases Quiet…But For How Long? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylof 🕔Jun 10, 2017

Hotter weather is supposed to settle over much of the Central Valley later in the new week, with highs into triple digits at times. So far, spider mites and worms have been relatively light across most crops, but that much

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California Almonds: Bacterial Spot Eases Into Picture – AgFax

California Almonds: Bacterial Spot Eases Into Picture – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔May 28, 2017

See comments by David Doll about initial sighting of the disease. Also, check out report from Franz Niederholzer about walnut orchards that took on too much water.

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California Walnuts: Pruning Trial Field Day, Merced, May 31

California Walnuts: Pruning Trial Field Day, Merced, May 31

👤By David Doll, University of California 🕔May 25, 2017

A study evaluating central leader training, minimal pruning of walnuts in comparison to traditionally trained walnuts has been ongoing within Merced County for the past six years. Observations of the six year old orchard can occur during a field day being

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California Almonds: More Heat – Things Will Start Happening Fast – AgFax

California Almonds: More Heat – Things Will Start Happening Fast – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔May 21, 2017

Hot weather is in the forecast across much of our coverage area. That could increase pest and disease pressure, push water demands and move the crop faster toward hull split.

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California Tree Crops: Bugs Subside In Almonds – How Come? – AgFax

California Tree Crops: Bugs Subside In Almonds – How Come? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔May 13, 2017

After plenty of spraying for leaffooted plant bugs and stink bugs in almonds, they’ve faded away.

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California Tree Crops: Weather Warming Up – More Pests, Diseases, Mites? – AgFax

California Tree Crops: Weather Warming Up – More Pests, Diseases, Mites? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔May 7, 2017

Temperatures surged over the last week for several days, bringing a preview of summer. At what point will more head trigger issues?

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California Walnuts: Atwater Field Day Set For May 31

California Walnuts: Atwater Field Day Set For May 31

👤From a press release 🕔May 6, 2017

A walnut pruning and management field day is set for Wednesday, May 31, in a research plot east of Atwater. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. Topics include pruning comparison, walnut canopy management and control of codling moths and naval

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