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 […]

California Almonds: Postharvest Nitrogen Management

🕔Sep 14, 2018Many operations often apply nitrogen postharvest. Application rates vary from orchard to orchard, but typically I hear applications between 30 and 50 lbs/acre. This nitrogen is used to rebuild the […]

California Almonds: Sterile Tech to Battle Naval Orangeworm – It Worked on Pink Bollworm

🕔Aug 16, 2018The invasive navel orangeworm continues to damage—at rising levels—California’s $6 billion pistachio and almond crops. The tree nut industry is calling for new and improved tools to fight back against […]

Fruit, Nut Tariffs Estimated to Cost $3.4 Bln Annually

🕔Aug 15, 2018A new study from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Issues Center finds that tariffs on 10 fruit and tree nut exports alone are estimated to cost the United […]

California: Advances in On-Farm Water Management – Video

🕔Aug 14, 2018Irrigated agriculture acreage in the northern Sacramento Valley has grown substantially over the past decade, with gains largely driven by new orchard plantings. Despite these substantial gains in irrigated agriculture (+73,000 ac […]

Almond Acres Expansion Big Help to Beekeeper Services

🕔Jul 10, 2018Until the early 20th century, honey bees (Apis Melifera) primarily provided beekeepers revenue through the sale of honey. In the 1910s, beekeepers began renting colonies to farmers to improve the […]

California Almonds: USDA Estimates Record-Breaking 2018 Crop

🕔Jul 5, 2018Despite concerns earlier in the year about freezing weather during almond bloom, careful management by California farmers and newer orchards coming into production have resulted in a record-breaking crop according […]

California Almonds: Managing Dust – Tips for Each Stage of Harvest

🕔Jul 2, 2018Harvest dust can affect our employees, neighbors and surrounding communities. While some dust is inevitable, there are a few simple action steps you can take to drastically decrease your overall […]

California Almonds: Alkaline Treatments Reduce Hull Rot

🕔Jun 22, 2018Recent research has found that alkalizing treatments applied at hull split are able to reduce the severity of hull rot caused by Rhizopus stolonifer.

California Almonds: Deficit Irrigation – Making the Most of Your Water

🕔Jun 19, 2018Mild water stress that occurs at the onset of hull-split has been shown to increase the uniformity (or ‘evenness’) of hull-split. Sometimes, especially in fine textured soils with high water […]

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