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 […]

California Almonds: Kernel Defects – What Are the Causes? Oct 17, 2017

🕔Oct 17, 2017
It 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, 2017

🕔Jul 22, 2017
As 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, 2017

🕔Mar 23, 2017
This 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, 2017

🕔Mar 20, 2017
The 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, 2017

🕔Mar 18, 2017
A 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, 2016

🕔Dec 30, 2016
Now 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 […]

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