California Pistachios: Nitrogen In 2019 — Enough But Not Too Much

🕔Mar 31, 2019Pistachio growers are stepping up to the plate to be the best stewards of nitrogen usage as possible – hence, avoiding heavy nitrogen applications before fruit set. Remember that early […]

AgFax Tree Crops: Almonds – Effects Of Cold Spring Ripple Through This Crop

🕔Mar 30, 2019Disease pressure and delayed insect activity are among the side effects of too much cold weather at the wrong time.

Almond Checklist: 11 Key Points In April In The Sac Valley

🕔Mar 30, 2019#1. Monitor for signs of alternaria through June, looking on exposed leaves for large, brown spots which then turn black, watching the most susceptible varieties (Carmel, Sonora, Monterey, Winters and […]

California Almonds: NOW Management During 1st and 2nd Flights

🕔Mar 29, 2019Navel orangeworm (NOW) is the most serious insect pest for California almonds as it causes both direct damage to the nuts as well as abetting growth of a serious food […]

California: 14 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought

🕔Mar 29, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 14 California counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Del Norte, Humboldt, Imperial, Los Angeles, Modoc, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis […]

California Pistachios: Time To Start Bug Scouting

🕔Mar 28, 2019Beating tray monitoring and sweep net sampling of true bugs should be initiated. The native vegetation surrounding pistachios is still green, so the migratory plant bugs have no reason to […]

California Pistachios: Sizing Up Fungicide Decisions

🕔Mar 28, 2019If it rains a quarter inch or more during bloom, it may be necessary to apply a fungicide to control Botrytis and Botryosphaeria in pistachios. Disease potential will depend on […]

Tree Crops: Will Robots Help Protect Orchards from Frost Damage?

🕔Mar 26, 2019A system that helps tree-fruit growers avoid frost damage to their crops by using unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, and ground-based robots could be on the horizon, thanks to Penn […]

California Walnuts: Genome Deciphering – Better Varieties Coming?

🕔Mar 26, 2019California produces 99 percent of the walnuts grown in the United States. New research could provide a major boost to the state’s growing $1.6 billion walnut industry by making it […]

California, 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought

🕔Mar 26, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated nine California counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, […]

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