California Almonds: Fungicides and Bloom – Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan Jan 19, 2021

Photo by Marc Suderman, Ultra Gro Plant Food, Madera, California.
🕔Jan 19, 2021
Planning your fungicide program has multiple benefits, and now is a good time to start doing so. Time can be taken to identify fungicides and respective modes of action to […]

California Rice: Preliminary Herbicide Screening on Watergrass Species Jan 5, 2021

🕔Jan 5, 2021
In 2017, I started getting reports of a watergrass biotype/species (Echinochloa spp.) that was difficult to control using our suite of herbicides registered in rice. At the time, I knew […]

California Tree Crops: Tracking Winter Chill in Fruit Growing Regions Dec 23, 2020

🕔Dec 23, 2020
“Is it a good chilling year?”  That’s a common coffee house question this time of year in fruit and nut growing regions.

California Almonds: Year-to-Date Receipts at 2.414Bln Pounds Dec 17, 2020

🕔Dec 17, 2020
November 2020 crop receipts came in at 603 million lbs, bringing YTD receipts to 2.414 billion lbs. November receipts on smaller crops give a stronger indication of the final crop. […]

California: Department of Justice Sides With Ag on Prop 12 – DTN Dec 17, 2020

🕔Dec 17, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice and the North American Meat Institute asked a federal appeals court for a full hearing on a requested injunction to halt implementation of California’s Proposition […]

California Almonds: Determining Honeybee Hive Needs – 6 Factors Nov 30, 2020

🕔Nov 30, 2020
Determining the number of hives to rent for an almond orchard can be challenging. With a strong reliance on honeybees for pollination, placing too low of number of hives and […]

California Almonds: Questions to Ask Ag Tech Companies Before Committing Nov 17, 2020

🕔Nov 17, 2020
Over the past 12 years, I have worked with several agricultural technology companies who have been interested in working within tree nuts. Companies have focused on a variety of issues, […]

California Almonds: Demand Growing, Fueled By Lower Prices Nov 13, 2020

🕔Nov 13, 2020
From RPAC Almond Grower and Processor The Almond Board of California released the October 2020 position report   Shipments: 309.7 million lbs. vs. 265.5 million in 2019 –  UP 16.6% for […]

California Almonds: Limber Up, Tune Up For Mummy Shake Contest Nov 10, 2020

🕔Nov 10, 2020
To help remind growers to break the link between mummy nuts and overwintering navel orangeworm (NOW), the Almond Board of California (ABC) created a parody song that’s sure to be […]

California Almonds: Upcoming Webinars Assess Ending Crop And Post-Harvest Weed Management Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
Nov. 18 | 9-10 a.m. – ASSESSING THE 2019/20 CROP YEAR From a bountiful 2020 pollination season to harvesting a projected 3-billion-pound crop, 2020 was quite a year for the […]

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