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 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: Q&A Session with Phytech Technology Feb 1, 2021

🕔Feb 1, 2021
Phytech is an irrigation technology that monitors the tree’s water stress. Phytech has several different sensors in the field and each sensor has an important role to play in the […]

California Almonds: Fungicides and Bloom – Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan Jan 19, 2021

Photo by Marc Suderman, Ultra Gro Plant Food, Madera, California.
🕔Jan 19, 2021
Planning your fungicide program has multiple benefits, and now is a good time to start doing so. Time can be taken to identify fungicides and respective modes of action to […]

California Tree Crops: Tracking Winter Chill in Fruit Growing Regions Dec 23, 2020

🕔Dec 23, 2020
“Is it a good chilling year?”  That’s a common coffee house question this time of year in fruit and nut growing regions.

California Almonds: Year-to-Date Receipts at 2.414Bln Pounds Dec 17, 2020

🕔Dec 17, 2020
November 2020 crop receipts came in at 603 million lbs, bringing YTD receipts to 2.414 billion lbs. November receipts on smaller crops give a stronger indication of the final crop. […]

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