Georgia Pecans: Farmers Should Prune Young Trees Now

🕔Feb 2, 2018Pruning young pecan trees is a necessity and, if done properly, can save farmers the hassle of pruning older, much larger trees, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan […]

Georgia Pecans: Pruning Young Trees – Videos

🕔Jan 18, 2018This time of year I am swamped with requests to do pruning clinics and make orchard visits to show growers how to prune pecan trees. With all the young trees […]

California Almonds: New Pesticide Labels Help Control Pruning Wound Infections

🕔Dec 11, 2017Topsin M WSP and Rally 40WSP now have 2EE labels to protect pruning wounds on almonds (and other stone fruit trees and/or grapes) from canker disease infection. These products should […]

California Pistachios: When Pruning, Think Into The Future

🕔Oct 24, 2017The goal of a good pruning program is to manage the canopy over the life of the orchard in such a manner as to achieve the maximum possible yield of […]

California Walnuts: Pruning Trial Field Day, Merced, May 31

🕔May 25, 2017A study evaluating central leader training, minimal pruning of walnuts in comparison to traditionally trained walnuts has been ongoing within Merced County for the past six years. Observations of the six […]

Georgia Pecans: Pruning Young Trees

🕔Jan 13, 2017We’re headed into my least favorite time of year. When I was younger I enjoyed cold weather a lot more than I do now. The crop is about done, deer […]

Georgia Pecans: Prune Trees At Planting for Better Results

🕔Jan 15, 2016For many things related to pecan production, there are almost as many opinions out there about how to do something as there are people to ask. When you get varying opinions on […]

California Almonds: Pruning 1st Leaf Potted Trees

🕔Nov 30, 2015The first dormant pruning of potted trees can present some difficulties when selecting primary scaffolds.

California Prunes: Fall Orchard Management Considerations

🕔Nov 10, 2015Pruning Cautions: It is critical to avoid timing pruning activities near rainfall events, whereby rain-splash can result in costly disease spread to freshly cut branches (see article in this newsletter). In […]

California Prunes: Rain and Pruning Don’t Mix

🕔Nov 9, 2015Farming is a tough enough business. Don’t help disease damage your orchard. There are a number of fungal and bacterial diseases in the Sacramento Valley that can infest your orchard […]

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