California: North Coast Pear Research Meeting, Ukiah, Feb. 5

🕔Jan 23, 2019The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites growers and others involved in the North Coast pear industry to attend the 2019 North Coast Pear Research Meeting to be held […]

California Almonds: 3 Items On Sac Valley’s Check List For February

🕔Jan 23, 2019In February… #1. Protect flowers with fungicides during bloom. See this article on disease control considerations at bloom. #2. Consider honeybee health and safety for any disease control measures taken […]

Farm Labor: Bill to Provide Legal Status to Immigrant Workers

🕔Jan 18, 2019Calling it “an important first step,” the California Farm Bureau Federation welcomed today’s introduction in Congress of new legislation to provide legal status to immigrant farm employees in the United […]

California Walnuts: In A Lean Price Year, 3 Possible Ways To Economize

🕔Jan 15, 2019Since last summer, coffee shop talk has been centered on the low price of walnuts. We all hope to see improvement in pricing soon. Even if prices increase, there are […]

California Almonds: Bloom Diseases – A Quick Overview

🕔Jan 14, 2019Almond bloom is quickly approaching. Diseases require specific conditions for infection – susceptible tissue, moisture, conducive temperatures – and these are often all present during bloom. Appropriate material choice, application […]

California Walnuts: Irrigation – How Early In 2019?

🕔Jan 12, 2019The dormant winter season is a time when evapotranspiration (ET) is low and it is an opportunity to refill the soil profile in your orchards prior to the next season. […]

California Walnuts: Getting Up To Speed On Scale, NOW And Borers

🕔Jan 9, 2019The basis of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) theory centers around economic concepts – treating pest populations only when doing nothing will cost you more than doing something, and treating at […]

California Pistachios: Statewide Conference Set For January 16

🕔Jan 7, 2019The 2019 Statewide Pistachio Day conference is set for January 16 at the Visalia Convention Center, starting at 8 a.m. Topics on the agenda include groundwater quality and salinity, fertility […]

California Pistachios: “Rest” And Yield Effects In “Off” And “On” Years

🕔Jan 7, 2019One of the chief concerns related to successful pistachio production in the southern San Joaquin Valley is whether the trees receive a sufficient winter ‘rest’ period. The pistachio used for […]

California Almonds: Prepping For Pollinator Safety In 2019

🕔Jan 7, 2019It’s time for your annual pollinator safety reminder. Everyone should know to avoid insecticides when honey bee colonies are in the orchard. The only insect pest that could potentially be […]

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