Copper is a micronutrient of plants. In certain situations, soil levels may be low enough or plant growth demand high enough that deficiency may occur. Within pistachio, this deficiency often […]
Plenty of limbs are weighted down and breaking. Hull split is about a month away.
The crop continues to look strong. More rain over the last week has prompted additional fungicide applications.
Since mid-April, many advisors up and down the Valley have been receiving calls about unusual leaf-out in pistachio and walnut. The Sacramento Valley has certainly been experiencing this. In pistachios, […]
Hotter temperatures are driving pest activity and reproduction. May sprays have started on a wide basis.
A large crop still seems likely. Our contacts have been telling us that for several weeks, which continues to be the prevailing sentiment.
This appears to be a heavy crop. April continues to be wetter than usual, so diseases could be gaining a foothold even as the rain is suppressing most pests.
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California Almonds: Rains Prompting More Fungicides But Are Slowing Pests…For Now – AgFax Tree Crops 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.
After a stretch of wet, cool weather, warmer conditions are in the forecast. That will favor diseases and pests as April starts.