California Almonds: 8 Focus Points For May Orchard Management May 2, 2020

🕔May 2, 2020
Now that we have crept into May, here are 8 key management points to keep in mind this month. If you need better management for your business and want to […]

California Almonds – Warm, Dry Weather Prompts Pest Concerns Going Forward – AgFax Mar 7, 2020

🕔Mar 7, 2020
More than most, this could be a year when consistent insect trap monitoring pays dividends, especially when it comes to navel orangeworms.

California Pistachios: 4 Management “Takeaways” From Bob Beede Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019
From Bob Beede’s December Pistachio Task List: Takeaway #1: Gather Chill Data Purchase and install a simple temperature recorder in each orchard to collect real-time weather data on chill accumulation […]

California Tree Crops: Suterra Announces New NOW Control Product Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
Suterra today announced the launch of CheckMate Puffer NOW Ace, a new aerosol pheromone formulation for season-long Navel Orangeworm (NOW) control in almonds, pistachios, walnuts, figs and other crops where […]

Almond Board Makes Major Commitment To NOW Sterile-Release Research Apr 13, 2019

🕔Apr 13, 2019
The 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, 2019

🕔Mar 29, 2019
Navel 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, 2018

🕔Aug 16, 2018
The 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, 2018

🕔Aug 13, 2018
The 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, 2018

🕔Jul 3, 2018
Hey, 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, 2017

🕔Oct 23, 2017
It 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 […]

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