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.
More than most, this could be a year when consistent insect trap monitoring pays dividends, especially when it comes to navel orangeworms.
Warmer and drier conditions prompt speculation that more pest pressure could develop as the 2020 season progresses.
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
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.
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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From Bob Beede’s December Pistachio Task List: Takeaway #1: Gather Chill Data Purchase and install a simple temperature recorder in each orchard to collect real-time weather data on chill accumulation […]
California Pistachios: Do “Rest” Treatments Pay? Dec 5, 2019
Do “Rest Enhancement” Cover Sprays Pay? Simple answer: I do not know. No long-term, a replicated trial has been done using kaolin or calcium carbonate-based products to the point that […]
As the 2019/20 domestic season is already underway for most tree nuts, anticipated smaller almond, walnut, and hazelnut crops signal reduced U.S. tree nut supplies. In the previous season (2018/19), […]