After a stretch of wet, cool weather, warmer conditions are in the forecast. That will favor diseases and pests as April starts.
Crop coefficients for almond have been studied for nearly 50 years. These values indicate the ratio of water use of almonds in comparison to fully irrigated grass.
Wetter weather has settled over California's almond counties, pushing growers to apply fungicides to ward off diseases. Also, navel orangeworm traps continue to hint at early pressure.
The annual Almond Conference (TAC) will return to Cal Expo this December. The decision came after the Almond Board of California (ABC), host of the conference, was alerted by the […]
Farmers in California’s Central Valley are not known for their love of government regulations, but those same growers have seen a boost in the productivity of their high-value crops – […]
With a stretch of dry, warm weather, growers are irrigating widely and applying fertilizer. Concerns linger about how pest pressure might shape up, with prospects for earlier movement of key insects like navel orangeworms.
Last week, in the first of two-part series, we explained the vital role nitrogen plays in tree health and in the creation and maintenance of a sustainable almond orchard. Today, we […]
The Almond Board of California released the February 2020 position report. Shipments were 201.78 million lbs. vs. 186.95 million lbs. in 2019 – a new record and an increase of 7.9% […]
More than most, this could be a year when consistent insect trap monitoring pays dividends, especially when it comes to navel orangeworms.
Since mid-January the lack of rainfall has become top of mind, and we have an updated precipitation picture as of late February 2020. Monitoring and responding to dry conditions: DWR […]