California: Walnut Spring Field Meeting, Upper Lake, May 31

🕔May 21, 2018University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites growers and others involved in the North Coast walnut industry to attend the 2018 Lake County Spring Walnut Field Meeting on Thursday, May […]

Almonds: Variable Kernel Fill – Complications At Hull Split? – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔May 20, 2018A prolonged bloom and spread-out nut fill could mean more spraying at hull split to protect the crop over an extended period.

California Almonds: Nuts Sizing Nicely, USDA Predicts Big Crop

Almond nut fill - about halfway completed. Photo: David Doll.
🕔May 12, 2018More of our contacts are slicing almonds now. Estimates of progress with nut fill vary, but some nuts are at least halfway filled.

California Almonds: A Much Bigger Crop Expected, Despite Freeze Damage – USDA

🕔May 10, 2018In spite of concerns about freezing weather during almond bloom, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is predicting a record crop in 2018. According to the […]

California Rice: Tadpole Shrimp Monitoring Considerations

🕔May 7, 2018Tadpole shrimp (TPS) are starting to pop up in rice fields. A grower asked me when is the period when rice is “safe” from TPS. He is seeing very small […]

California Almonds: Odd Stuff In Terms Of Drop – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔May 6, 2018Irregular bloom and leaf-out also reported in other nut crops. Symptoms of low chill early and freezing conditions later are turning up in some orchards and in other tree crops.

California Almonds: Nickels Soil Lab Field Day – May 8, Arbuckle

🕔May 5, 2018The Nickels Soil Lab annual field day is set for Tuesday, May 8, at the station on Marine Avenue at Arbuckle. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Topics include: Overview of navel […]

California Walnuts: Pruning Trial Field Day Set For May 10, Atwater

🕔May 5, 2018A walnut pruning trial field day has been set for May 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Castle Farms near Atwater. To reach the site, follow signs on […]

California Almonds: 2018 Frost Event – What Was Learned

🕔May 1, 2018Almond frost damage begins when temperatures in orchards drop below approximately 28 °F, but the exact temperature depends on variety. There are a few but important practices to mitigate frost […]

California Almonds: Despite Frost/Freeze, Crop Looks Okay Going Into May – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Apr 28, 2018Some areas were clearly blasted by hard winter weather but the crop shows more potential than anyone might have expected a month ago.

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