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Think of late-season and postharvest irrigation as “paying it forward” for next year’s crop. The same is true of accurately evaluating postharvest nutrition needs, which also will vary from orchard…
Sep 18, 2019 // Orchard Management
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The European Union has in recent years been implementing a piece of legislation from 2008 that makes it much more difficult for pesticides to remain registered for use in the EU. This legislation,…
Sep 12, 2019 // Orchard Management
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While the onset of hullsplit signals that harvest season is near, it also marks the start of an unwelcomed orchard guest: hull rot. Almond hulls are susceptible to hull rot fungi from the beginning…
Jul 11, 2019 // Orchard Management
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The idea of planting cover crops in or around an orchard can raise eyebrows among California almond growers because of certain unknowns about the practice and/or perceptions around how cover crops…
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June 28, 2019 — Few pests are as threatening to almonds as navel orangeworm (NOW), which damages nuts and spurs growth of a fungus that causes aflatoxin, Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus.…
Jun 27, 2019 // Orchard Management
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June 21, 2019 - Have a conversation with grower and handler Ron Fisher about his values related to the almond business and you’ll notice a consistent theme: efficiency. The philosophy is one he’s…
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June 21, 2019 - A late, wet spring has increased disease pressure in many almond orchards across the state, and experts are warning growers to pay attention, particularly in the northern and southern…
Jun 20, 2019 // Orchard Management
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With final harvest preparations top of mind, growers may be considering spray applications to continue keeping navel orangeworm (NOW) at bay and protect their crop. Growers should work with their…
Jun 14, 2019 // Orchard Management
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Bermudagrass is a perennial grass, growing rapidly when temperatures are warm and moisture is plentiful, such as in an almond orchard. Picture courtesy of the UC IPM Project © 2000 Regents,…
May 23, 2019 // Orchard Management
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Glyphosate — better known to many by its trade name, Roundup — is the most widely used herbicide on the planet, responsible for 20% of annual global herbicide use.1 For almond growers, weed…