California Pistachios: Low Chill – Potential Effect In 2018?

🕔Jan 29, 2018There is still hope, but as of this writing, it looks like 2018 could be a repeat of 2014-15 in terms of chilling. CIMIS stations in pistachio production areas statewide […]

California Pistachios: Making A Case For Mating Disruption

🕔Jan 28, 2018My UC colleagues are understandably critical of my strong support for mating disruption, since they have not yet developed data to support its performance in pistachios. My question to you […]

California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings

🕔Dec 29, 2017Tests continue using winter-applied kaolin clay or calcium carbonate-based materials to either reflect solar radiation or diffuse as a way to improve dormancy. Results from David Doll, UCCE Farm Advisor, […]

California Pistachios: Enough Chill, So Far, For 2018 Yields?

🕔Dec 12, 2017High temperatures prevailed until the first week in December, when we finally got frost on December 5. The first frost normally occurs about the second week in November. We had […]

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