Insect activity picks up, painted ladies make a big showing and some walnut frost damage apparent.
Winds 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 […]
Fungicide 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.
Pistachio 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 […]
Disease pressure and delayed insect activity are among the side effects of too much cold weather at the wrong time.
Beating 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 […]
If 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 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 […]
Moth 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 […]
Agralytica 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 […]