California Almonds: What Is the Proper Way to Prune a Tree?

🕔Dec 14, 2018Pruning recommendations vary by the farmer, consultant, and even the University researcher. Some advise to prune trees hard to regenerate growth (not so much in CA anymore), some suggest that […]

California Almonds: Pruning – Heading vs. Thinning Cuts

🕔Dec 6, 2018Pruning is the practice of removing unwanted branches from the tree. Pruning can be broadly categorized to two types of cuts: heading and thinning.

California: Almond Board Fueling Innovation with $6.8Mln Research Investment

🕔Dec 4, 2018The Almond Board of California (ABC) announced a $6.8 million investment in 75 independent research projects exploring next-generation farming practices including optimal use of everything almond orchards grow. In addition […]

California Herbicide Resistance – 6 Questions On How It Compares To South, Midwest

🕔Dec 4, 2018Weed resistance is an important consideration for growers in California but perhaps in different ways as compared to the rest of the country.

California: New or Beginning Farmers Given Educational Opportunity in Salinas

🕔Nov 30, 2018New and beginning farmers are able to receive education, experience and support from the Agricultural Land Based Training Association (ALBA). Graduates of the Farmer Education Course (PEPA) can then move […]

California: Italian Ryegrass Resistant to Multiple Herbicides

🕔Nov 27, 2018Herbicides have been instrumental in managing Italian ryegrass, a weed that frequently competes with perennial crops in California. Herbicide-resistant populations have become increasingly commonplace, though, including paraquat-resistant Italian ryegrass found […]

California Walnuts: “Concerning” – Pacific Flatheaded Borer Activity

🕔Nov 19, 2018During late August 2018, a few walnut growers and PCAs reported the infestation of a pest which is almost unheard of before by walnut growers. The insect is called the […]

California: David Doll to Leave UC Extension

🕔Nov 9, 2018Recently, I have decided to take a position within farm development and leave my position within extension. This role will start in mid-November and will be responsible for developing a […]

California Walnuts: Autumn Weed Control Options

🕔Nov 7, 2018Implementing a herbicide strategy to control the weeds that have survived your summer control program, as well as the newly emerged winter weeds, is a task that exemplifies starting with […]

California Cotton: Pink Bollworm Eradicated After 50 Years

🕔Nov 6, 2018Leaders of the California cotton industry and governmental agencies this week will formally announce the eradication of the pink bollworm (PBW) moth. This comes after 50 years of effort and […]

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