Pruning 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 […]
Pruning is the practice of removing unwanted branches from the tree. Pruning can be broadly categorized to two types of cuts: heading and thinning.
The 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 […]
Weed resistance is an important consideration for growers in California but perhaps in different ways as compared to the rest of the country.
New 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 […]
Herbicides 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 […]
During 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 […]
Recently, 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 […]
Implementing 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 […]
Leaders 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 […]