California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings

🕔Dec 29, 2017Tests continue using winter-applied kaolin clay or calcium carbonate-based materials to either reflect solar radiation or diffuse as a way to improve dormancy. Results from David Doll, UCCE Farm Advisor, […]

California Tree Crops: Rising Temps Shorten Chill Hours, Affect Yield

🕔Jan 19, 2017Rising temperatures appear to be reducing the number of hours tree crops in the San Joaquin Valley are subjected to chill during the winter, a critical factor in producing a […]

California Almonds: Can Sun Reflecting Products Be Used for Increased Winter Chill?

🕔Dec 15, 2016Tests of winter applied kaolin clay or calcium carbonate-based materials intended to either reflect solar radiation or diffuse it continue.

California Almonds: Winter Chill Update – Warm Winter so Far

🕔Dec 15, 2016Those of you who are outside every day know that it has been pretty warm.  The only cold weather occurred during the first week of December in which many locations […]

California: Winter Chill, Where are We So Far?

🕔Dec 10, 2015Winter dormancy is the annual life stage of a deciduous tree between leaf drop and bud break. It is initiated by a factor within the plant bud itself, and it […]

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