University 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 […]
A prolonged bloom and spread-out nut fill could mean more spraying at hull split to protect the crop over an extended period.
More of our contacts are slicing almonds now. Estimates of progress with nut fill vary, but some nuts are at least halfway filled.
In 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 […]
Tadpole 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 […]
Irregular 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.
The 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 […]
A 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 […]
Almond 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 […]
Some areas were clearly blasted by hard winter weather but the crop shows more potential than anyone might have expected a month ago.