After a stretch of wet, cool weather, warmer conditions are in the forecast. That will favor diseases and pests as April starts.
#1. Evaluate orchard for blight spray. Timing of your first walnut blight spray should depend on the orchard’s disease history and forecast weather. If rain is forecast and the orchard […]
Wetter weather has settled over California's almond counties, pushing growers to apply fungicides to ward off diseases. Also, navel orangeworm traps continue to hint at early pressure.
Farmers in California’s Central Valley are not known for their love of government regulations, but those same growers have seen a boost in the productivity of their high-value crops – […]
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.
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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