California Walnuts: July’s Orchard Checklist – 4 Points

🕔Jun 21, 2019#1. Codling moths Check codling moth traps to pinpoint the third flight biofix (on average 1100 DD after the second biofix). Codling moth third flight has typically occurred in late […]

California Walnuts: Enhancing Quality In A Low-Price Year

🕔Jun 21, 2019The overall value of a walnut crop is based on yield and nut quality. Commodity prices are depressed, so improving nut quality may be the determining factor influencing orchard profitability. […]

California Walnuts: Cutting Ethephon? 5 Factors To Weigh This Year

🕔Jun 21, 2019Sure, you can harvest your walnuts this fall without application of any ethephon. Forgoing the ethephon application would save you material and spray costs. However, despite the costs of application, […]

U.S. Trade War Reaches India

🕔Jun 20, 2019In the last couple of weeks, we have seen several more maneuvers in President Trump’s ongoing trade war, including the addition of a new front—India. On June 15, India announced […]

California: Spotted Lantern Fly – Looking For An Ally Before It Hits Key Crops

🕔Jun 18, 2019UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. The pest, a sap-sucking spotted lantern […]

California Almonds – Mites, Insects Stirring After Heat Wave – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jun 15, 2019  SUBSCRIBE 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. […]

Almond Genome Reveals How Edible, Sweet Almonds Arose

🕔Jun 14, 2019The sweet, edible almonds we enjoy today are a far cry from their bitter wild ancestors. That is thanks to a point mutation in the genes, according to a new […]

Sac Valley Almonds: Hull Rot Bad In 2018, What Now?

🕔Jun 10, 2019Early hull split, when the hull begins to open at the suture, is a don’t-want-to-miss timing in almond production. The crack in the hull does two things: First, it releases nut […]

Almonds – The Heat Is On, 2019’s Rollercoaster Ride Continues – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jun 8, 2019SUBSCRIBE Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. – Owen Taylor, Editor OVERVIEW Extremely hot weather seems likely […]

California Walnuts: Mesophyll Collapse – Cause, Effects

🕔Jun 7, 2019We have been seeing walnut leaves showing browning (necrosis) on the leaf area between the veins in some orchards since about mid-May. Sometimes the leaves will then twist and defoliate […]

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