Benjamin Franklin said that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” He must have been a very interesting fellow since he has been connected with the discovery […]
Spider mites have blown up across a bigger part of our coverage area since our previous issue. As we noted in the last half of July, mites built quickly in […]
The cotton market ended a bullish week and month on a high note as the December ICE contract pulled above 74 cents on the weekly settlement. Funds drove the market […]
The beginning of almond harvest is upon us in the Sacramento Valley, and while the bulk of the in-season pest management decisions are behind us for 2016, now is the […]
The long-term forecast says the more things change, the more they stay the same. Some rain showers blew through many areas of the state over the past few days, particularly […]
Growers should use caution regarding potential burn as a result of mixed chemical applications, but it’s not something can be eliminated due to weeds and diseases need to be addressed.
While the disease bacterial spot has been identified in California since 2013, up until this year it was known only to occur in the northern San Joaquin Valley and as […]
Corn is beginning to be harvested around North Florida this week. Most all of the corn planted in the area has reached “black layer” or physiological maturity.
When leaf reddening appears late in the season, it commonly indicates a crop has been properly managed. However, leaf reddening occurring earlier in the growing season may indicate the crop […]
For those brave souls willing to thin some nuts from heavily loaded trees, now is about the time for most of our mid-season cultivars. Varieties like ‘Creek’, ‘Stuart’ and ‘Cape Fear’ should […]