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 […]

Rice Farmers With Kids Headed To College – Scholarship Opportunity

🕔Jul 30, 2019High school seniors in families involved in rice production have a unique opportunity to compete for 2020 college scholarship dollars. Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, the USA Rice Federation’s National Rice […]

Rice Weekly Market Report, July 22 – USDA

🕔Jul 23, 2019In the south, long and medium grain milled rice prices steady. Parboiled prices steady. Second heads and Brewers prices steady. Rice by-products: Rice Bran, Millfeed and Rice Hulls steady. In California, […]

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 […]

California Walnuts: Howard Nut Drop – What Happened?

🕔Jul 18, 2019During about the second or third week in June, many Howard walnut trees experienced nut drop of perhaps as many as 100 nuts per tree, with many trees losing no […]

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 […]

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