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California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 12, 2017

Almond harvest has started on a wider basis but spider mites and navel orangeworms are still active and triggering treatments.

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California Almonds: Harvest Starts, Mites Linger – AgFax

California Almonds: Harvest Starts, Mites Linger – AgFax Updated

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 29, 2017

Spider mite treatments continue in parts of our coverage area. As our contacts in the lower half of the SJV tell us, mite pressure hasn’t come close to what they dealt with ahead of harvest in 2016.

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California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

🕔Jul 22, 2017

As our contacts report, worms are turning up on field edges in some almond blocks and we’re hearing about scattered follow-up sprays. Spider mites continue to ramp up in places even after miticides went out at hull split.

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California Almonds: Hull Split And Spraying Momentum Increases

California Almonds: Hull Split And Spraying Momentum Increases

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 9, 2017

The crop pushes ahead with harvest just over the horizon.

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California Almonds: Initial Hull Split Sprays Start In SJV – AgFax

California Almonds: Initial Hull Split Sprays Start In SJV – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 2, 2017

Hull split sprays have started on a limited basis in parts of our coverage area. The pace should pick up next week in the San Joaquin Valley, especially after the Fourth of July.

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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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