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California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings

California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings Updated

👤By Bob Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Dec 29, 2017

Tests continue using winter-applied kaolin clay or calcium carbonate-based materials to either reflect solar radiation or diffuse as a way to improve dormancy. Results from David Doll, UCCE Farm Advisor, Merced County, and Valley Orchard Management, showed a 200 to

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California Tree Crops: Rising Temps Shorten Chill Hours, Affect Yield

California Tree Crops: Rising Temps Shorten Chill Hours, Affect Yield

👤By Jeannette Warnert, University of California 🕔Jan 19, 2017

Rising temperatures appear to be reducing the number of hours tree crops in the San Joaquin Valley are subjected to chill during the winter, a critical factor in producing a profitable yield, reported Ezra David Romero on Valley Public Radio,

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California Almonds: Can Sun Reflecting Products Be Used for Increased Winter Chill?

California Almonds: Can Sun Reflecting Products Be Used for Increased Winter Chill?

👤By Bob Beede and David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2016

Tests of winter applied kaolin clay or calcium carbonate-based materials intended to either reflect solar radiation or diffuse it continue.

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California Almonds: Winter Chill Update – Warm Winter so Far

California Almonds: Winter Chill Update – Warm Winter so Far

👤By Bob Beede, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2016

Those of you who are outside every day know that it has been pretty warm.  The only cold weather occurred during the first week of December in which many locations within the Central Valley experienced three to five days of

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California: Winter Chill, Where are We So Far?

👤By Janet M. Zalom, University of California 🕔Dec 10, 2015

Winter dormancy is the annual life stage of a deciduous tree between leaf drop and bud break. It is initiated by a factor within the plant bud itself, and it takes a certain amount of cool temperature–the chilling requirement —

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