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(May 22, 2020) – Almond experts say there is only one proven way to know when hullsplit begins: inspect your trees from the top down, starting in the southwest corner of the canopy. The importance…
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According to Hanson, weed management is all about "making smart decisions" and "being good stewards to our system." Photo courtesy of UC Davis (April 24, 2020) – You can’t have a conversation…
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In April and May, once new shoots start to grow, growers will be able to identify trees that are potassium deficient as their leaves will be pale, rolled into a boat shape and have developed tip and…
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Recycling trees onsite can sequester carbon, save water and increase crop yields, making it a climate-smart practice for California’s irrigated almond orchards, finds a study from the University of…
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“Growers are experimenting with a lot of alternative approaches to recharge and being creative in how they determine what works best for their orchards,” Roseman said. (April 10, 2020) – While…
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“When you have a clean orchard floor, you’re working less at harvest. And when you’re working less at harvest, it turns out you’re saving money in addition to reducing dust. That’s a win for you and…
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When pulling a water sample, it is best to gather the sample on the downstream side of your filter station after the system has been running for a few hours. This will help prevent filtered…
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(March 20, 2020) – In Tom Devol’s perspective, conversations with growers on whether they timed their first irrigation correctly often go something like this: “Why did you start irrigating?” he’ll…
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Almond nutrient management expert Patrick Brown spoke at The Almond Conference 2019 about the importance of properly timing one's nitrogen applications, reminding growers that it does no good to…
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Optimal Yield Series – Part One  Reading your trees’ signals is particularly important under challenging conditions, as signals can help a grower determine if they need to adjust certain…
Feb 28, 2020 // Orchard Management