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 […]

California Almonds: Drought Considerations This Spring Mar 8, 2021

🕔Mar 8, 2021
The current drought conditions faced by California will impact the agricultural industry. Annual precipitation, snowpack, and reservoir conditions are well below average for this time of the year. Although there […]

California Almonds: Everything You Need to Know About Semios Sensors Feb 25, 2021

🕔Feb 25, 2021
Semios is a platform that links in a variety of sensors using IoT and on-farm networks. These sensors provide data for on-farm decision support. They include water monitoring tools, pest […]

California Almonds: Emergency Use Approved for Bacterial Blast Material Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
Bacterial blast (Pseudomonas syringe), although thankfully not a problem every year (hopefully including 2021), can be tremendously damaging to almond yields. For example, significant crop damage was reported in the […]

California Almonds: Pollination – Hive Strength and Bee Health, Safety Feb 18, 2021

🕔Feb 18, 2021
Hive strength For a successful harvest, start the season strong. A large crop at harvest requires good bee activity at bloom in the orchard. The current UC general recommendation for […]

California Almonds: Early Season Irrigation – Do We Know When to Start? Feb 18, 2021

🕔Feb 18, 2021
One of the motivations for making good water management decisions early in the growing season is to reduce risk of root and crown diseases that can eventually kill almond, walnut, […]

California Almonds: What Is a FRAC group? Feb 8, 2021

🕔Feb 8, 2021
A frequently asked question is “What is a FRAC group?” FRAC is short for “Fungicide Resistance Action Committee”. Simply put, it is a grouping of fungicides based on the mode […]

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