California Walnuts: “Bot” Pruning – Fall Pruning May Be Safer

🕔Sep 24, 2018Often in August, black to dark brown lesions (the blight phase) of Botryosphaeria or Phomopsis(Bot) infections start appearing on the hull from earlier, latent (symptomless) infections of the nut. Botryosphaeria can also cause cankers which […]

Almond Growers Will Be Able To Tap Into Tariff Fund, With Limitations

🕔Sep 24, 2018Almond growers will be able to receive direct payments to help offset some of the damage incurred due to the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and Turkey. As announced last […]

 AgFax Weekend: Co-Op Fraud; NC Crops – Worst Timing

🕔Sep 21, 2018In this week’s  AgFax Weekend – Co-Op Fraud | NC Crops – Worst Timing | Resistant Weeds Demand Attention | and more.

Seasonal Drought Outlook – Oct., Nov., Dec.

🕔Sep 20, 2018Drought expanded and intensified across the Pacific Northwest and northern Plains during the past month, while heavy to excessive rainfall resulted in major drought reduction throughout the middle to lower […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Tropical Activity Mostly Misses Heavy Drought Areas

🕔Sep 20, 2018Summary Three tropical systems drenched three separate drought areas this past week, with Hurricane Florence affecting the Carolinas with record rainfall, a low pressure system in the western Gulf of […]

Pistachios: Italian Researchers ID New Fungus That Causes Cankers, Declines

🕔Sep 19, 2018Starting in the spring of 2010, farmers from Sicily – the major pistachio production area of Italy – have been reporting a previously unknown disease on the trees. Characterized by […]

North Florida Citrus: Apopka Weevil Discovered in Jefferson County

🕔Sep 17, 2018Citrus production in North Florida is expanding rapidly in response to the devastation of citrus in Central and South Florida due to citrus greening disease. Citrus acreage in southern Georgia […]

California Almonds: Securing Irrigation Tubing

🕔Sep 17, 2018While conducting surveys across Merced County, I have noticed diverse ways growers secure the ends of irrigation tubing. Many are attached using some type of stake made of wood or […]

Ag Tech Companies – Contract Shortcuts Will Come Home to Roost

🕔Sep 15, 2018I review and draft a lot of contracts. Many of these agreements are in the ag technology space, which presents unique drafting challenges.  First and foremost, the subject matter of […]

AgFax Weekend: Corn Futures Up | Big Crops Get Bigger

🕔Sep 14, 2018In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Corn Futures Up | Big Crops Get Bigger | and more.

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