California Walnuts: May Orchard Management Considerations May 4, 2021

    🕔May 4, 2021
    Please note that the following are general recommendations intended to help you keep track of regular practices in a busy time; the optimal timing for management practices may vary based […]

    California Walnuts: April Orchard Management Considerations Apr 12, 2021

    🕔Apr 12, 2021
    Pistillate Flower Abscission (PFA): For varieties susceptible to PFA (especially Tulare or Serr), apply first ReTain® spray at 30 to 40% pistillate (female) flower bloom. The percent PFA and rate of […]

    California Walnuts: Starting Spring Irrigation – Too Much Too Soon? Apr 12, 2021

    🕔Apr 12, 2021
    Walnuts are generally regarded as very sensitive to water stress. Severe stress and defoliation can occur when irrigation is reduced in the summer or discontinued entirely for harvest. Since walnuts […]

    California Walnuts: Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot, Paradox Canker Disease Mar 23, 2021

    🕔Mar 23, 2021
    Phytophthora crown and root rots and Paradox canker disease are difficult to detect until the above- ground parts of the tree show symptoms, which usually appear at later stage of […]

    California Tree Crops: PG&E Offers Safe Planting Guidance Around Power Lines Sep 22, 2020

    🕔Sep 22, 2020
    When orchard trees meet power lines, disaster can result. Whether it’s a power outage affecting millions or the accidental death of a farm worker, such scenarios can have devastating and […]

    California Walnuts: Will It Pay To Replant That Tree? Sep 21, 2020

    🕔Sep 21, 2020
    When a tree dies and is removed, there is always a question of whether to replant in that spot. The decision of whether to replant an individual tree is a […]

    California Walnuts: Check List For Fall Orchard Management Sep 14, 2020

    🕔Sep 14, 2020
    Pre-harvest Monitor for navel orangeworm (NOW) to determine risk of damage. Walnuts that have made it through the season intact are most susceptible to damage when husks open. However, if […]

    California Walnuts: Big Crop, Big Plans To Grow Domestic Market Aug 28, 2020

    🕔Aug 28, 2020
    Today, USDA NASS released the Objective Measurement of the 2020 walnut crop at 780,000 short tons, an increase of 19% over the prior year. “The industry has been expecting increases […]

    California – Almonds – Shaking Approaches – AgFax Jul 18, 2020

    🕔Jul 18, 2020
    The big push for shaking will start in the lower San Joaquin Valley over the next 10 days.

    California Walnuts: Inventory Movement Improves As COVID-19 Shock Subsides Jul 11, 2020

    🕔Jul 11, 2020
    Editor’s Note: Download full report here. June walnut shipments from California were strong, particularly for inshell. Contributing factors include lower commodity prices, some stabilization in markets after the initial shock […]


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