California Almonds: May Spray Considerations in a Tight Fiscal Year May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
Over the past month I have received numerous phone calls and texts asking different versions of the same question: When almond prices are low, how can a grower cut costs? […]

California Walnuts: May Orchard Management Considerations May 4, 2021

🕔May 4, 2021
Please note that the following are general recommendations intended to help you keep track of regular practices in a busy time; the optimal timing for management practices may vary based […]

California Almonds: Nutrient Management in a Lean Price Year Apr 28, 2021

🕔Apr 28, 2021
With prices down, growers and managers may be looking at their inputs and considering where they may be able to cut back this year. When it comes to nutrient management, […]

California Almonds: Dealing with Iron Deficiency Apr 26, 2021

🕔Apr 26, 2021
It is common to observe iron deficiency within new growth of almonds. Iron is an essential micronutrient that is used to build chloroplasts. Without iron, the leaves fail to turn […]

California Almonds: Irrigation – How to Conserve Water, Increase Profits Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Ceres Imaging, the irrigation performance management provider that uses aerial imagery and data analytics to help growers improve their irrigation practice, has released a study quantifying the extent and impact of drip […]

California Walnuts: April Orchard Management Considerations Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
Pistillate Flower Abscission (PFA): For varieties susceptible to PFA (especially Tulare or Serr), apply first ReTain® spray at 30 to 40% pistillate (female) flower bloom. The percent PFA and rate of […]

California Walnuts: Starting Spring Irrigation – Too Much Too Soon? Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
Walnuts are generally regarded as very sensitive to water stress. Severe stress and defoliation can occur when irrigation is reduced in the summer or discontinued entirely for harvest. Since walnuts […]

California Almonds: Drought Management – 2021 Update Apr 5, 2021

🕔Apr 5, 2021
Drought conditions are forecasted to persist into 2021 for California. Although almonds are relatively tolerant to drought from a survival standpoint, yields are impacted when water applications are reduced. To […]

California Walnuts: Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot, Paradox Canker Disease Mar 23, 2021

🕔Mar 23, 2021
Phytophthora crown and root rots and Paradox canker disease are difficult to detect until the above- ground parts of the tree show symptoms, which usually appear at later stage of […]

California Almonds: Irrigating and Deep Soil Moisture After Rainy Season Mar 15, 2021

🕔Mar 15, 2021
The rainy season this year in the San Joaquin Valley has been fairly dry and has probably got many growers thinking about how much water they should start applying. In […]

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