California: 22 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 22 California counties, as primary natural disaster areas, under two separate disaster designations. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought, may be eligible for […]

California Almonds: An In-Depth Look at Spear-Lep Insecticide Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Spear-Lep is a new group of insecticides that has been shown to be effective on lepidopteran pests, such as peach twig borer, codling moth, and navel orangeworm. 

California: Almond Gumming – When Is It a Problem? Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
An inquiry was received regarding almond gumming. The farmer observed clear gum exuding from multiple nuts in the fields. The concern was regarding the potential of a severe leaffooted plant […]

California Almonds: A Big Crop Begins Splitting – AgFax Jun 27, 2020

🕔Jun 27, 2020
SUBSCRIBE 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: 10 Key Management Points Ahead Of Harvest Jun 27, 2020

🕔Jun 27, 2020
In July #1. Examine how you’ll spend money. Examine your IPM strategy for the season in light of lean prices. With crop value down, the damage level at which it […]

California Walnuts: More Mold, More Questions Jun 27, 2020

🕔Jun 27, 2020
Growers and processors have reported elevated mold levels in harvested walnuts, which has resulted in pathology sample submissions to Dr. Themis Michailides, UC Davis Plant Pathologist. Although botryosphaeria and phomopsis […]

California Walnuts: Using Ethephon in a Year With Lean Prices, Straggled Leafout Jun 27, 2020

🕔Jun 27, 2020
Given the prolonged leaf-out window we saw in walnuts this spring, it is likely that there will also be a wide window in the timing of hull split and nut […]

California Almonds: 4 Key Points To Remember In July Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
#1. Irrigation: fill ‘er up After 2 weeks of regulated deficit irrigation beginning at early hull split, return the orchard to full ET irrigation until dry down for harvest. #2. […]

California Almonds: 3 Steps to Hull Rot Management Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
Hull rot is a general term for hull infection by one of several pathogens. Infected nuts don’t shake off and must be removed by winter shaking and/or polling (winter sanitation), […]

California – Almonds – Hull Split Within Sight – AgFax Jun 20, 2020

🕔Jun 20, 2020
First hull split sprays will likely start in late June. A heatwave is taking shape, which could fire up spider mites and push navel orangeworms.

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