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 […]

California Almonds, Walnuts: NOW Event Set For March 22 Near Escalon

🕔Mar 18, 2017A tailgate meeting covering navel orangeworm monitoring and mating disruption has been set for Wednesday, March 22, near Escalon. The 2-hour session starts at 8:30 a.m. The location is 3.6 […]

California Walnuts: 4 Considerations For NOW Management In 2017

🕔Dec 30, 2016Now that the 2016 season has come and gone, it is a good time to reflect on pest management issues and use information learned to improve our IPM program in […]

California Almonds: NOW Control Workshop, Parlier, Nov. 14

🕔Nov 3, 2016With the growing use of sticky traps baited with navel orangeworm (NOW) pheromones comes the need to understand just how to use the data collected from these traps in planning […]

California: Pistachio Industry Targets Navel Orangeworm with Sterile Moths

🕔Jul 19, 2016The pistachio industry is funding an effort to control navel orangeworm with sterile moths reared at a USDA facility in Phoenix, reported Annika Cline onKJZZ’s The Show. The same approach was used in […]

California Almonds: Airblast vs. Electrostatic Rigs – Is there a Difference?

🕔Jul 6, 2016Hull-split sprays have began across the southern valley. These sprays are made to protect the crop from the infestation by Navel Orangeworm.

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