California Almonds: Management Practices for Improved Water Capture Oct 5, 2022

    🕔Oct 5, 2022
    UC researchers are conducting trials observing soil water dynamics for improved water use efficiency and conservation in orchard crops. In the middle of a drought, there are several management practices […]

    California Walnuts: In-Season-& Post-Harvest Management of Navel Orangeworm Sep 25, 2022

    🕔Sep 25, 2022
    1. In-season NOW Management Navel orangeworm is a pest remaining on most nut growers’ and pest control advisors’ minds regardless of the time of the year. There is always room […]

    California Almonds: Maintaining Nut Quality After Rains Sep 25, 2022

    🕔Sep 25, 2022
    Many Sacramento Valley almond growing received almost 2” of rain in the last few days. While any rain is needed, this storm left wet almonds behind. If those nuts are […]

    California Almonds: Insecticide Options for Navel Orangeworm – A Recent Trial Summary Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    Navel orangeworm (NOW) is one of the important pests that draws nut crop grower’s attention throughout the season. Although the economic damage may not be significant every year, the unpredictability […]

    Crop Insurance Performance by Crop Persists Over Time Jul 29, 2022

    🕔Jul 29, 2022
    The Risk Management Agency (RMA) undertook a rating review that was published in 2011 because of relatively low loss ratios for some crops, including corn and soybeans. Revised ratings began […]

    California: 14 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Freeze Jul 24, 2022

    🕔Jul 24, 2022
    This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […]

    California Almonds: Is It Time for a Closer Look at Alternative Nutrient Sources? Jul 5, 2022

    🕔Jul 5, 2022
    Consistent, positive net return/acre to the grower is the key to sustainable farming. In 2022, hitting that goal is tougher due to 1) lower almond prices and 2) increases in […]

    California Almonds: When to Start Shaking? Jul 5, 2022

    🕔Jul 5, 2022
    Almonds can be harvested as soon as 100% of the nuts on the tree reach hull split. 100% hull split occurs when the lowest nuts in the lower interior canopy […]

    California Almonds: Pre- & Post-Harvest Orchard Management Considerations Jul 5, 2022

    🕔Jul 5, 2022
    ALL SUMMER Valley smoke: Wildfire smoke blocks sunlight from reaching the ground and increases relative humidity. Consult with your PCA/CCA to plan ahead to head off possible trouble this summer […]

    California Almonds: Applying Hulls, Shells as Potassium-Rich Amendments Jun 21, 2022

    🕔Jun 21, 2022
    New studies show that almond hulls and shells release potassium into the soil when they are surface applied as organic matter amendments in the orchard. Potassium release from hulls and […]


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