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Five years ago, Will Martin realized he couldn’t answer an important question about the orchard he managed: When and how much water do I run? So he decided to find out. Will Martin, irrigation…
May 14, 2018 // Orchard Management
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Pressure chamber monitoring prior to hullsplit improves irrigation precision, helps manage hull rot If you hop in your truck before a road trip without knowing how much fuel you have in the tank,…
May 14, 2018 // Orchard Management
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A changing regulatory environment in the European Union (EU) is starting to have implications for California almond orchards. New policy on pesticide registrations and potential changes to maximum…
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Tree nut growers who use phosphite-containing fertilizer or fungicide products no longer have to worry about concerns about its regulatory status in the European Union (EU). After several years of…
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New this spring, growers and processors have access to an updated and improved California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) online platform. The platform was optimized to add benefits for users,…
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There’s an old saying that goes, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure,” and in almond growing, good management can make all the difference. For irrigation, effective management of resources has…
Apr 13, 2018 // Orchard Management
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Early July application proved highly effective in field tests Decades of research investigating methods for reducing aflatoxin contamination have led to the discovery of the atoxigenic Aspergillus…
Apr 09, 2018 // Orchard Management
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Multiyear UC Davis study shows little impact from winter flooding, with best outcomes in sandy soils Groundwater contributes around 30% of the water in California in a non-drought year and some 60%…
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Growers know that successful nitrogen management hinges on the four R’s: nitrogen needs to be applied at the “right rate,” at the “right time,” in the “right location” and using the “right source.”…
Apr 09, 2018 // Orchard Management
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