California Almonds: Got Voles? Perhaps Anthraquinone Is the Answer.

🕔Apr 24, 2018Recent research has shown we may have a new tool to protect trees and vines from vole damage. However, this product is not currently registered for such a use.  We […]

California Almonds: May Sprays, Irrigation Gain Momentum – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Apr 22, 2018Bug and insect activity remain sporadic – not surprising with see-saw weather this spring.

California Almonds: Water Footprint Smaller than Global Average

🕔Apr 12, 2018New research published in the Journal of Ecological Indicators has found that the water footprint of almonds grown in California is smaller than a global average originally reported. The study […]

California: Need A New Way To Deal With Voles In Tree And Vine Crops?

🕔Apr 10, 2018Recent research has shown we may have a new tool to protect trees and vines from vole damage. However, this product is not currently registered for such a use. We […]

California Almonds – Variability Could Make This A Tough Crop To Estimate – AgFax

🕔Apr 7, 2018Variable – that’s the word most used to describe this crop. In places, it looks light, with extreme cases where cold weather took a clear toll. But on the more positive […]

California Almonds: Put Leaffooted Bug Monitoring on Your To-Do List

🕔Apr 5, 2018Unlike many moth pests, we do not have an effective lure that acts to attract leaffooted bug to a monitoring trap of some sort. This means that good-old visual scouting […]

California Almonds: 5 Observations on This Year’s Crop

🕔Apr 2, 2018Spring conditions over the past week have finally turned favorable for growth. After a very warm winter, a long bloom with periods of cold weather, followed by a few weeks […]

California Almonds: Growers Playing Catchup. So Are Insects. – AgFax

🕔Mar 31, 2018PCAs continue to assess the potential crop, looking for localized instances of light loads where nitrogen rates could be trimmed.

California Almonds: Welcome To Spring – Issues, Reminders

🕔Mar 31, 2018Conditions have finally turned favorable for growth. After a very warm winter, a long bloom with periods of cold weather, followed by a few weeks of wet weather, trees are […]

California Almonds: Freeze Damage – More Questions, More Uncertainty

🕔Mar 24, 2018One key question: will all those small nuts make it to harvest or drop as soon as they get a chance?

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