AgFax Tree Crops: With Warmer Weather, Things Get Interesting In Almonds, Walnuts

🕔Apr 19, 2019Insect activity picks up, painted ladies make a big showing and some walnut frost damage apparent.

AgFax Tree Crops: Almonds – Plenty Of Wind, How Much Loss?

🕔Apr 13, 2019Winds during the week blew over or damaged trees in parts of our coverage area. The wind also knocked off nuts to varying degrees (see photo in this week’s Also Of […]

AgFax Tree Crops: Almond Fungicide Decisions Still On The Table

🕔Apr 5, 2019Fungicide decisions are a point of focus. Disease concerns have heightened a bit now that wet conditions continue and warmer temperatures are seeping into almond country.

California Pistachios: Nitrogen In 2019 — Enough But Not Too Much

🕔Mar 31, 2019Pistachio growers are stepping up to the plate to be the best stewards of nitrogen usage as possible – hence, avoiding heavy nitrogen applications before fruit set. Remember that early […]

AgFax Tree Crops: Almonds – Effects Of Cold Spring Ripple Through This Crop

🕔Mar 30, 2019Disease pressure and delayed insect activity are among the side effects of too much cold weather at the wrong time.

California Pistachios: Time To Start Bug Scouting

🕔Mar 28, 2019Beating tray monitoring and sweep net sampling of true bugs should be initiated. The native vegetation surrounding pistachios is still green, so the migratory plant bugs have no reason to […]

California Pistachios: Sizing Up Fungicide Decisions

🕔Mar 28, 2019If it rains a quarter inch or more during bloom, it may be necessary to apply a fungicide to control Botrytis and Botryosphaeria in pistachios. Disease potential will depend on […]

California Walnuts: Genome Deciphering – Better Varieties Coming?

🕔Mar 26, 2019California produces 99 percent of the walnuts grown in the United States. New research could provide a major boost to the state’s growing $1.6 billion walnut industry by making it […]

California Almonds, Walnuts: Trapping Options – Quick Overview

🕔Mar 23, 2019Moth and egg traps should be going up now in stone fruit, almond and walnut orchards in this part of the state. Here’s a brief overview on trap types and […]

Pistachios: Got Opinions About Pilot Crop Insurance Policy?

🕔Feb 21, 2019Agralytica of Alexandria, Virginia, is conducting an evaluation of the pistachio insurance plan on behalf of the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA).  As part of the review, Agralytica staff will […]

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