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 […]

California Alfalfa: Chlorpyrifos Leaves The Market – Effects, Alternatives? Oct 12, 2019

🕔Oct 12, 2019The end is near for chlorpyrifos (Lorsban) applications in many California crops, now on a faster timetable than previously anticipated. This results from a recent agreement between CA Department of Pesticide Regulation (CA-DPR) and […]

California Almonds: For Sustained Almond Yields, Start Thinking “Potassium” Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019Adequate potassium is critical to sustained yields in an almond orchard. There are many approaches to providing almond trees with the potassium they need, depending on your local climate conditions, […]

California Almonds: Zinc And Boron Management Before Leaf Drop Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019Urgent and important tasks are priorities in any business. What orchard nutrition tasks are urgent and important given the limited time and energy before leaf drop? Zinc and boron are […]

California Almonds: Here’s Your Post-Harvest Checklist Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019Post-harvest orchard clean-up/monitoring Survey orchard for mummy nuts. If more than 2 nuts per tree remain, plan to knock off and destroy mummies by February 1st to reduce navel orangeworm. […]

California Walnuts: Yellow Howard Problem Returns Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019The yellowing Howard problem is one specific instance of waterlogging induced root death. The yellow Howard problem was observed by Janine Hasey (UCCE Emeritus Sutter-Yuba and Colusa) during cool, wet springs […]

Almond Growers Vote to Continue Federal Marketing Order Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019The USDA announced on Monday that almond producers voted to continue their marketing order program for almonds grown in California. Ninetyfive percent of eligible almond growers who voted in a […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Heads Toward Finish, Growers Enjoy High Market Prices Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019The “store and hold” strategy employed by many rice growers in 2018 has finally paid off, as rice prices rallied in 2019, hinging largely on record prevented planting acreage and […]

Tree Nuts: Almond, Walnut, and Hazelnut Production Forecast To Drop – USDA Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019As the 2019/20 domestic season is already underway for most tree nuts, anticipated smaller almond, walnut, and hazelnut crops signal reduced U.S. tree nut supplies. In the previous season (2018/19), […]

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