California Almonds: 5 Tips for Reducing Shaker Damage

🕔Aug 20, 2019Shaker damage is commonly observed across orchard operations. This damage occurs when the force of the shaker is greater than the strength of the bark, causing it to tear away […]

California Almonds: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Field Meeting, August 13

🕔Aug 9, 2019A brown marmorated stink bug field meeting is set for Tuesday, August 13, starting at 9 a.m. The meeting site: an almond orchard at 4606 W. Simmons Road, Turlock. The […]

California Almonds: Observing Powdery Mildew

🕔Aug 8, 2019In the middle of July, some almond fruit nuts from Le Grand, CA were brought into the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension office. There were various signs of possible pest […]

California Almonds: Shaking Trees – When to Start

🕔Jul 31, 2019Ideally, shaking should begin when 100% of the nuts have are 1/2 to 2/3rds of the way split and the hull is still green. However, many farmers have found that […]

Farm Trade Aid: MFP Signup – Crops, Rules, Eligibility Changes

🕔Jul 26, 2019USDA released specific information on the second round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) this week. Quick Program Basics: Signup begins July 29. Qualifying acres must be planted by August 1. […]

Almonds – Waiting For Shaking – Splitting, Spraying Progress – AgFax

🕔Jul 20, 2019SUBSCRIBE Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. Got questions or comments? Let us know. Owen […]

Almonds: Growers Make Real Progress With Hull Split Sprays – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jul 13, 2019SUBSCRIBE Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. Got questions or comments? Let us know. Owen […]

California Almonds: Avoiding Hull Rot – The Basics

🕔Jul 12, 2019While the onset of hullsplit signals that harvest season is near, it also marks the start of an unwelcomed orchard guest: hull rot. Almond hulls are susceptible to hull rot […]

Almonds – Hull Split Sprays Start – A Busy Week Ahead – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jul 6, 2019SUBSCRIBE Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. Got questions or comments? Let us know. Owen […]

California Almond: USDA Forecasts 2019 Crop Down 3.5%

🕔Jul 3, 2019The California Almond Objective Measurement Report, published today by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service – Pacific Regional Office (NASS/PRO), estimates that the 2019 crop will […]

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