California Almonds: Pruning Wound Protection – Reducing Impact of Canker Diseases Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019As we approach winter in the Sacramento Valley and almond trees enter dormancy, pruning becomes a top priority for many growers. Whether it’s pruning for scaffold selection or to remove […]

California Tree Crops: Postharvest Irrigation in a Dry Autumn? Nov 25, 2019

🕔Nov 25, 2019Almond, prune, and walnut harvests are behind us, what postharvest irrigation(s) have you put on your orchard? Rainfall has been absent in October and November (as of this writing). Despite […]

California Almonds: Oversupply Risk Tied to Shifts in Weather, Acreage Nov 25, 2019

🕔Nov 25, 2019The almond industry has enjoyed over 20 years of robust growth and generally favorable economic returns. Yet, over the past five years weather-related challenges such as frosts and droughts have […]

California Almonds: Tree Loss Value Calculator Nov 7, 2019

🕔Nov 7, 2019Unexpected tree loss happens. Whether it involves flooding of a field by a broken pipe, an inattentive driver, a natural disaster or some other circumstance, tree loss can occur within […]

California Tree Crops: Suterra Announces New NOW Control Product Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019Suterra today announced the launch of CheckMate Puffer NOW Ace, a new aerosol pheromone formulation for season-long Navel Orangeworm (NOW) control in almonds, pistachios, walnuts, figs and other crops where […]

California: Heath Flora Wins Almond Champion of the Year Award Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Assemblymember Heath Flora (R-Ripon) has been recognized as the Almond Alliance of California’s 2019 Champion of the Year for his leadership in educating his colleagues on both sides of the […]

California Almonds: How Does Hull Split Timing Differ by Rootstock? Oct 23, 2019

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🕔Oct 23, 2019You’re certainly familiar with the differences in almond hull split and subsequent harvest timing between different varieties. A typical case of this can be observed with early splitting and harvest […]

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

🕔Oct 22, 2019A 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 Almonds: Start 2020’s Weed Management After 2019’s Harvest Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019While weeds are present in every orchard, there is variation in the species composition and the density of each population from orchard to orchard. Scouting for weeds is the basis […]

California: Almond Production Short Course, Visalia, Nov. 5–7 Oct 14, 2019

🕔Oct 14, 2019UC Agriculture and Natural Resources will host the UC Almond Short Course Nov. 5-7, 2019, at the Visalia Convention Center. UC faculty, UC Cooperative Extension specialists and farm advisors and USDA researchers will provide […]

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