California Almonds: Emergency Use Approved for Bacterial Blast Material Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
Bacterial blast (Pseudomonas syringe), although thankfully not a problem every year (hopefully including 2021), can be tremendously damaging to almond yields. For example, significant crop damage was reported in the […]

California Almonds: Early Season Irrigation – Do We Know When to Start? Feb 18, 2021

🕔Feb 18, 2021
One of the motivations for making good water management decisions early in the growing season is to reduce risk of root and crown diseases that can eventually kill almond, walnut, […]

California Walnuts: Will It Pay To Replant That Tree? Sep 21, 2020

🕔Sep 21, 2020
When a tree dies and is removed, there is always a question of whether to replant in that spot. The decision of whether to replant an individual tree is a […]

Almonds – California – Hull Split Sprays Roaring Along In Front Of Prolonged Heat Wave – AgFax Jul 11, 2020

🕔Jul 11, 2020
A heatwave has taken shape in the Central Valley, with triple-digit highs deep into July. Hotter conditions could influence how almonds progress toward maturity and also fire up more mite and insect activity.

California Almonds: Ensuring Quality When Gathering, Stockpiling The 2020 Crop Jul 11, 2020

🕔Jul 11, 2020
With a record statewide crop to be shaken, swept, and collected starting in August, will you and your handler be prepared? Research by Bruce Lampinen (UCCE Specialist, UC Davis) and […]

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.

California: Nut Industry Underwrites 4 UC Researchers Jun 8, 2020

🕔Jun 8, 2020
Four staff research associates will join the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension scientists in the coming months to support nut crop advisors conducting critical research in walnut, almond and pistachio […]

California Almonds: Nut Fill Well Underway, Crop Size Still Impresses – AgFax May 16, 2020

🕔May 16, 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 Almonds: Monterey Leafing Failure – What Are We Seeing? Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
In 2018 Dani Lightle reported leafing failures in Monterey following several calls she investigated. In 2020, UC advisors, specialists, and professors are again receiving calls reporting leaf out issues in several […]

California Almonds: A Large Potential Crop Continues To Shape Up – AgFax Tree Crops Apr 19, 2020

🕔Apr 19, 2020
This appears to be a heavy crop. April continues to be wetter than usual, so diseases could be gaining a foothold even as the rain is suppressing most pests.

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