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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. […]
Insect activity picks up, painted ladies make a big showing and some walnut frost damage apparent.
Cold and wet temperatures likely set up the crop for more pressure from this disease, people in the field suspect.
Progress towards maturity seems to have drug out longer than expected in this year’s almond crop. Blame the weather.
The very earliest hull split sprays in the lower San Joaquin Valley are about a week away. Also, see expanded brown marmorated overview from Jhalendra Rijal, Area IPM Advisor.
Irregular bloom and leaf-out also reported in other nut crops. Symptoms of low chill early and freezing conditions later are turning up in some orchards and in other tree crops.
PCAs continue to assess the potential crop, looking for localized instances of light loads where nitrogen rates could be trimmed.
Scope of freeze damage becomes a bit clearer but now the focus is on the effect that frigid conditions and rain have had on pollinating flowers that survived the onslaught […]
Blooming has started on a scant and scattered basis. D ry weather continues, which will influence bloom spray programs unless more rain develops. On a somewhat related note, see David Doll’s comments […]