California Almonds: Rains Prompting More Fungicides But Are Slowing Pests…For Now – AgFax Tree Crops Apr 4, 2020

🕔Apr 4, 2020
More rain expected. Conditions are suppressing pest pressure but fungicides will be needed, especially where treatments weren't made earlier or in orchards where leaf diseases are apparent.

California Almonds: Pests Will Enjoy The Warming Weather Trend – AgFax Tree Crops Mar 28, 2020

🕔Mar 28, 2020
After a stretch of wet, cool weather, warmer conditions are in the forecast. That will favor diseases and pests as April starts.

California Almonds: Rains Set In, Fungicides Going Out On A Wide Basis – AgFax Mar 21, 2020

🕔Mar 21, 2020
Wetter weather has settled over California's almond counties, pushing growers to apply fungicides to ward off diseases. Also, navel orangeworm traps continue to hint at early pressure.

California Pistachios: Kern County Signaling Great Winter Rest Period Mar 17, 2020

🕔Mar 17, 2020
I visited a trial located in the citrus belt in what I consider a “low-chill” area of Kern County (near the intersection of Highways 65 and 155) on March 13. […]

California Almonds: Moving Past Bloom With Big To-Do Lists Mar 14, 2020

🕔Mar 14, 2020
With a stretch of dry, warm weather, growers are irrigating widely and applying fertilizer. Concerns linger about how pest pressure might shape up, with prospects for earlier movement of key insects like navel orangeworms.

California Almonds – Warm, Dry Weather Prompts Pest Concerns Going Forward – AgFax Mar 7, 2020

🕔Mar 7, 2020
More than most, this could be a year when consistent insect trap monitoring pays dividends, especially when it comes to navel orangeworms.

California Almonds: Full Bloom And Beyond, Dry Conditions Influencing Decisions – AgFax Mar 1, 2020

🕔Mar 1, 2020
Warmer and drier conditions prompt speculation that more pest pressure could develop as the 2020 season progresses.

California Almonds: Bloom Starts, Moves Fast…Really Fast – AgFax Feb 22, 2020

🕔Feb 22, 2020
This season has started with hardly any problems or stress. That's the consensus among people in the field in late February.

California Almonds: Blooming Starts A Bit – AgFax Feb 16, 2020

🕔Feb 16, 2020
This won't go down as an early year for blooming but scattered flowers are opening through much of the Central Valley. In places, the progression is picking up.

Trade Aid: Last Payment Sent, Check Your Bank – DTN Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Farmers should see the third and final round of Market Facilitation Program payments in the bank by the end of the week, USDA announced in a news release on Monday. […]

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