California Pistachios: Nitrogen In 2019 — Enough But Not Too Much

🕔Mar 31, 2019Pistachio growers are stepping up to the plate to be the best stewards of nitrogen usage as possible – hence, avoiding heavy nitrogen applications before fruit set. Remember that early […]

California Pistachios: Time To Start Bug Scouting

🕔Mar 28, 2019Beating tray monitoring and sweep net sampling of true bugs should be initiated. The native vegetation surrounding pistachios is still green, so the migratory plant bugs have no reason to […]

California Pistachios: Sizing Up Fungicide Decisions

🕔Mar 28, 2019If it rains a quarter inch or more during bloom, it may be necessary to apply a fungicide to control Botrytis and Botryosphaeria in pistachios. Disease potential will depend on […]

California Pistachios: Where Are We With Chill?

🕔Dec 20, 2018Last year, the first frost did not occur in the southern San Joaquin Valley until December 5. This year, the first frost occurred right on schedule during the second week […]

California Pistachios: Timing This Year’s NOW Sprays

🕔Jul 3, 2018Hey, did you hear about the two pistachio farmers who pulled their pickups next to one another to ask what the price of worms was this year? The answer is […]

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 […]

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