2020 World Cotton Outlook: Bearish Effect from Multiple Factors Feb 15, 2020

🕔Feb 15, 2020
National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2020 economic outlook. This past year can be characterized as a year with […]

Cotton Acres Expected To Slip In 2020 – NCC Survey Feb 15, 2020

🕔Feb 15, 2020
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.0 million cotton acres this spring, down 5.5% from 2019 (based on USDA’s February 2020 estimate), according to the National Cotton Council’s 39th Annual […]

California Almonds: Planting Trends – Winners, Losers Since 2005 Oct 22, 2019

🕔Oct 22, 2019
A new almond planting should last at least 20 years. With the right varieties, a new almond orchard should be profitable for at least 20 years. Many decisions contribute to […]

California Alfalfa: Chlorpyrifos Leaves The Market – Effects, Alternatives? Oct 12, 2019

🕔Oct 12, 2019
The end is near for chlorpyrifos (Lorsban) applications in many California crops, now on a faster timetable than previously anticipated. This results from a recent agreement between CA Department of Pesticide Regulation (CA-DPR) and […]

Chlorpyrifos Use In California – The End Is In Sight Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
The use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos — sold under various product names, including Lorsban — will end in California at the end of next year as a result of an […]

California Almonds: For Sustained Almond Yields, Start Thinking “Potassium” Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019
Adequate potassium is critical to sustained yields in an almond orchard. There are many approaches to providing almond trees with the potassium they need, depending on your local climate conditions, […]

California Almonds: Zinc And Boron Management Before Leaf Drop Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019
Urgent and important tasks are priorities in any business. What orchard nutrition tasks are urgent and important given the limited time and energy before leaf drop? Zinc and boron are […]

California Almonds: 4 Market Facilitation Workshops Set Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019
USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is continuing for the second year, and unlike the 2018 program when payments were based on delivered pounds, the 2019 program is based on bearing […]

California Cotton: Latest County-Level Whitefly Survey Results Aug 12, 2019

🕔Aug 12, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019
A 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 […]

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