Tree Crops: July Events Focus On Early Problem Detection Technology Jun 27, 2019

🕔Jun 27, 2019Citrus, nut, and grape growers will receive information on early-stage problem detection technology and its place in managing tree-crop yields during four California sessions in July. Bakersfield, Fresno, Paso Robles, […]

Georgia Pecans: Newly Planted Tree Issues May 15, 2019

🕔May 15, 2019I’ve had a number of calls recently on newly planted trees either not leafing out just yet or the new shoots and leaves scorching. Anytime you have a newly planted […]

Georgia Pecans: Pruned Trees – Taking a Look a Year Later Feb 15, 2019

🕔Feb 15, 2019Last year we focused on pruning our newly planted pecan trees. Don’t underestimate the importance of pruning young pecan trees in order to train their growth. I have some pictures of trees […]

California Almonds: What Is the Proper Way to Prune a Tree? Dec 14, 2018

🕔Dec 14, 2018Pruning recommendations vary by the farmer, consultant, and even the University researcher. Some advise to prune trees hard to regenerate growth (not so much in CA anymore), some suggest that […]

California Almonds: Pruning – Heading vs. Thinning Cuts Dec 6, 2018

🕔Dec 6, 2018Pruning is the practice of removing unwanted branches from the tree. Pruning can be broadly categorized to two types of cuts: heading and thinning.

Georgia Pecans: Righting Leaning Trees vs. Removal – Which Is the Right Option? Nov 16, 2018

🕔Nov 16, 2018One of the most difficult assessments following damage from wind is whether or not to keep leaning trees. There are a few different rules that Dr. Wells mentions in the […]

California Almonds: Orchard Management Checklist – June-Aug. Jun 14, 2018

🕔Jun 14, 2018JUNE Evaluate Navel Orangeworm and Peach Twig Borer populations. If the next generations come prior to hullsplit they will go back to mummy nuts and shoots respectively. Generations can be […]

Georgia Pecans: Farmers Should Prune Young Trees Now Feb 2, 2018

🕔Feb 2, 2018Pruning young pecan trees is a necessity and, if done properly, can save farmers the hassle of pruning older, much larger trees, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan […]

California Almonds: Management Considerations for Spring and Early Summer Apr 21, 2017

🕔Apr 21, 2017APRIL Monitor for signs of Alternaria through June, looking on exposed leaves for large, brown spots which then turn black, watching the most susceptible varieties (Carmel, Sonora, Monterey, Winters and […]

Georgia Pecans: Pruning Young Trees Jan 13, 2017

🕔Jan 13, 2017We’re headed into my least favorite time of year. When I was younger I enjoyed cold weather a lot more than I do now. The crop is about done, deer […]

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