California Pistachios: Sanitation Fell Short, Quality Suffered – What About 2018?

🕔Oct 23, 2017It looks like we wound up with about 600 million pounds. Only God knows how many million navel orangeworm got, but you all know it was a bunch. Processors have […]

California Pistachios: Don’t Let Up On NOW

🕔Aug 16, 2014Navel orangeworm is still the pest to beat this season. Although many growers have sufficiently low NOW pressure to require only two sprays, many growers exposed to high populations have […]

California Pistachios: How Will The Splits Run?

🕔Aug 16, 2014I am anxious to see what this year’s split percentages are. Depending on water availability and time of application, we could see a wide range in split percentages. Research by […]

California Pistachios: How – And When – Will Harvest Shape Up?

🕔Aug 16, 2014I think nut maturity is about a week ahead of last year, due to the warmer spring. Growers in Kern County are going to try light shaking Kerman (only about […]

California Pistachios: NOW Management Ahead Of Harvest

🕔Jul 12, 2014Dr. Joel Siegel’s trapping data in Madera indicates that the overwintering flight of navel orangeworm (NOW) ended the week of June 23, and the second flight began around June25. This […]

California Pistachios: So, When Will We Harvest?

🕔Jul 12, 2014Depending on your location, pistachio harvest should be about as early as last year, which was about 10 ahead of average. Kernel filling began as early as June 15 this […]

California Pistachios: To Oil Or Not To Oil?

🕔Jan 30, 2014Use of dormant oil in pistachio is the subject for this month. You have until mid-February to decide on whether or not to oil for rest breaking and slightly earlier […]

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