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 […]

    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 Walnuts: Managing Mold Jul 10, 2022

    🕔Jul 10, 2022
    What is walnut mold? Growers and processors have reported elevated mold levels in harvested walnuts to farm advisors, which has resulted in pathology sample submissions to Dr. Themis Michailides, UC […]

    California Walnuts: Mid to Late-Season Drought Strategies Jul 10, 2022

    🕔Jul 10, 2022
    With California in an enduring drought and water allocations significantly reduced or reduced to zero in many areas, many growers and managers are stuck with much less water than walnuts […]

    California Walnuts: Orchard Management – July & August Jul 10, 2022

    🕔Jul 10, 2022
    JULY Drought Management Resources: Using the pressure chamber and waiting to irrigate until trees are 2 to 3 bars drier than the fully watered baseline remains the gold standard for […]

    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 […]

    California Almonds: Irrigating a Freeze Damaged Crop in a Drought Apr 29, 2022

    🕔Apr 29, 2022
    Record low temperatures on February 24 severely reduced nut set and limited almond yield across thousands of acres of orchards in the Sacramento Valley. To bring the remaining crop to […]


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