California Almonds: 3 Items On Sac Valley’s Check List For February Jan 23, 2019

🕔Jan 23, 2019
In February… #1. Protect flowers with fungicides during bloom. See this article on disease control considerations at bloom. #2. Consider honeybee health and safety for any disease control measures taken […]

California Almonds: 6 Checklist Items For January In Sac Valley Jan 4, 2019

🕔Jan 4, 2019
In January… #1. Remove mummy nuts from the trees by February 1. To minimize the overwintering population of navel orangeworm (NOW) and reduce food sources for the first NOW generation, […]

California Walnuts: Replanting Orchards – A Considered Approach Sep 8, 2017

🕔Sep 8, 2017
As orchards age, yields decline for a number of reasons and eventually the decision is made to remove the orchard. The age at which an orchard is pulled is a […]

California Walnuts: Production Check List Through This Summer Jun 18, 2017

🕔Jun 18, 2017
JUNE Walnut Husk Fly (WHF) traps should already be out, 2 traps for every 10 acres on the north side of the tree, hung as high as possible. Monitor traps […]

California Walnuts: Orchard Management Considerations: Budbreak through Early Summer Apr 4, 2017

🕔Apr 4, 2017
APRIL Stay on top of your blight sprays, especially if we have rain around “prayer stage” of leaf out. More details here. The first flight of codling moth typically starts […]

Sacramento Valley: Almond, Walnut Orchard Considerations In July Jul 2, 2016

🕔Jul 2, 2016
Almonds: Regulated Deficit Irrigation (RDI) promotes earlier, more even hull split and reduces hull rot. Beginning at hullsplit initiation, shorten normal irrigation time by 50% for the first two weeks. […]

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