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

🕔Jun 14, 2018
JUNE 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, 2018
Pruning 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, 2017
APRIL 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, 2017
We’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 […]

California Almonds: Dormant Practices and Wet Weather Jan 12, 2017

🕔Jan 12, 2017
Orchard access should be limited during periods of wet soil to reduce soil compaction as well as stuck equipment. Limiting access, however, creates challenges in performing a variety of orchard […]

California Almonds: Potted Tree Irrigation After Planting – Getting The First Year Right Nov 30, 2016

🕔Nov 30, 2016
Potted trees may be the nursery stock of the future, but they have challenges and a learning curve for growers accustomed to planting bare root trees. One of the major […]

California Almonds: Orchard Row Width – What’s Best? Nov 21, 2016

🕔Nov 21, 2016
I am commonly asked about optimal orchard row width for almond orchards in order to maximize production and returns. This decision comes down to preference as much as science.

California Almonds: 6 Orchard Management Considerations for Oct. Oct 5, 2016

🕔Oct 5, 2016
Keep this checklist on hand to make sure you complete all these important practices this month! 1. Survey for stick-tights/mummy nuts. Nuts stuck to the tree well after harvest may […]

Louisiana Pecans: Field Day Covers Orchard Management Tips Sep 21, 2016

🕔Sep 21, 2016
LSU AgCenter specialists provided valuable information to pecan growers on how to maintain their trees at a field day on Sept. 16. “We wanted to give our agents more training […]

California Prunes: Fall Orchard Management Considerations Nov 10, 2015

🕔Nov 10, 2015
Pruning Cautions: It is critical to avoid timing pruning activities near rainfall events, whereby rain-splash can result in costly disease spread to freshly cut branches (see article in this newsletter). In […]

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