Almonds: Researchers Find Uses for Every Part of the Tree, Nut – Podcast

🕔Sep 17, 2019Research is playing a key role in developing sustainable practices for almond growers, and ways to use every part of the tree nut and tree itself. Rod Bain reports. Rod […]

California Pistachios: Delving Into Leaf Scorch In Golden Hills Variety

🕔Sep 9, 2019Some instances of significant scorch of the leaf canopy in Golden Hills orchards have come to my attention in the past two weeks. We do not understand the causes of […]

Monster Tumbleweed: Invasive New Species Here to Stay

🕔Aug 27, 2019A new species of gigantic tumbleweed once predicted to go extinct is not only here to stay — it’s likely to expand its territory.

California Almonds: 5 Tips for Reducing Shaker Damage

🕔Aug 20, 2019Shaker damage is commonly observed across orchard operations. This damage occurs when the force of the shaker is greater than the strength of the bark, causing it to tear away […]

California Cotton: Latest County-Level Whitefly Survey Results

🕔Aug 12, 2019The second 2019 round of sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on July 15 and ended on July 26. Program personnel collected samples from designated sites at 10 […]

California Almonds: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Field Meeting, August 13

🕔Aug 9, 2019A brown marmorated stink bug field meeting is set for Tuesday, August 13, starting at 9 a.m. The meeting site: an almond orchard at 4606 W. Simmons Road, Turlock. The […]

California Almonds: Observing Powdery Mildew

🕔Aug 8, 2019In the middle of July, some almond fruit nuts from Le Grand, CA were brought into the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension office. There were various signs of possible pest […]

California Almonds: Shaking Trees – When to Start

🕔Jul 31, 2019Ideally, shaking should begin when 100% of the nuts have are 1/2 to 2/3rds of the way split and the hull is still green. However, many farmers have found that […]

Almonds – Waiting For Shaking – Splitting, Spraying Progress – AgFax

🕔Jul 20, 2019SUBSCRIBE Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. Got questions or comments? Let us know. Owen […]

California Walnuts: Howard Nut Drop – What Happened?

🕔Jul 18, 2019During about the second or third week in June, many Howard walnut trees experienced nut drop of perhaps as many as 100 nuts per tree, with many trees losing no […]

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