Recycling trees onsite can sequester carbon, save water and increase crop yields, making it a climate-smart practice for California’s irrigated almond orchards, finds a study from the University of California, […]
Depressed cotton prices and a short water supply have weighed heavily on predicted cotton acreage in California this year as we start the 2020 planting season. As a result, California […]
After a stretch of wet, cool weather, warmer conditions are in the forecast. That will favor diseases and pests as April starts.
#1. Evaluate orchard for blight spray. Timing of your first walnut blight spray should depend on the orchard’s disease history and forecast weather. If rain is forecast and the orchard […]
Crop coefficients for almond have been studied for nearly 50 years. These values indicate the ratio of water use of almonds in comparison to fully irrigated grass.
Wetter weather has settled over California's almond counties, pushing growers to apply fungicides to ward off diseases. Also, navel orangeworm traps continue to hint at early pressure.
The annual Almond Conference (TAC) will return to Cal Expo this December. The decision came after the Almond Board of California (ABC), host of the conference, was alerted by the […]
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six California counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]
Farmers in California’s Central Valley are not known for their love of government regulations, but those same growers have seen a boost in the productivity of their high-value crops – […]
I visited a trial located in the citrus belt in what I consider a “low-chill” area of Kern County (near the intersection of Highways 65 and 155) on March 13. […]