Almond Board Makes Major Commitment To NOW Sterile-Release Research

🕔Apr 13, 2019The Almond Board of California (ABC) recently approved funding of $1 million dollars of a Navel Orangeworm Sterile Insect Technique research project. This is the single largest production research project […]

California Almonds: NOW Management During 1st and 2nd Flights

🕔Mar 29, 2019Navel orangeworm (NOW) is the most serious insect pest for California almonds as it causes both direct damage to the nuts as well as abetting growth of a serious food […]

California Almonds: Sterile Tech to Battle Naval Orangeworm – It Worked on Pink Bollworm

🕔Aug 16, 2018The invasive navel orangeworm continues to damage—at rising levels—California’s $6 billion pistachio and almond crops. The tree nut industry is calling for new and improved tools to fight back against […]

California Almonds: What To Expect From Third NOW Flight In Upper SJV

🕔Aug 13, 2018The information presented here is based on trap counts from three orchard locations in Stanislaus County (West Modesto, West Turlock, Denair) in 2017 and 2018. In each orchard site, we […]

California Pistachios: Timing This Year’s NOW Sprays

🕔Jul 3, 2018Hey, did you hear about the two pistachio farmers who pulled their pickups next to one another to ask what the price of worms was this year? The answer is […]

California Pistachios: Sanitation Fell Short, Quality Suffered – What About 2018?

🕔Oct 23, 2017It looks like we wound up with about 600 million pounds. Only God knows how many million navel orangeworm got, but you all know it was a bunch. Processors have […]

California Almonds: Kernel Defects – What Are the Causes?

🕔Oct 17, 2017It has been a challenging year in regards to kernel quality within almonds. Several issues have emerged including insects, diseases, and deficiencies. Samples of each of these have been brought […]

California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

🕔Jul 22, 2017As our contacts report, worms are turning up on field edges in some almond blocks and we’re hearing about scattered follow-up sprays. Spider mites continue to ramp up in places even after […]

California Almonds: Pests to Be Watching for Right Now

🕔Mar 23, 2017This year has been a challenging year to conduct any winter cultural practices due to constant rainstorms and flood situations. These are the pests currently active in orchards.

California: NOW Monitoring and Mating Disruption Meeting, Escalon, March 22

🕔Mar 20, 2017The University of California will be hosting a short pest management meeting on Wednesday morning, March 22, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am in Escalon. The meeting will discuss monitoring […]

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