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Honey bees have done it again. With the help of growers and beekeepers working together to promote pollination despite challenging weather conditions, honey bees made their way out of their hives to…
Mar 15, 2018 // Orchard Management
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As the end of March nears, the overwintering generation of navel orangeworm (NOW) takes flight, bringing with it a threat of orchard infestation. But what if growers could interfere with the NOW life…
Mar 14, 2018 // Orchard Management
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While nature can impose challenges on our growing season, it occasionally offers a gift. One of these gifts comes in a tiny, translucent package, with a ravenous appetite for spider mites — the six-…
Mar 14, 2018 // Orchard Management
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The question of when to begin irrigating may be an obvious one, but that doesn’t mean it has an obvious answer. And starting irrigation at the right time not only ensures the almond crop gets the…
Mar 01, 2018 // Orchard Management
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Almond trees across California have progressed through bloom and are making strides toward later growth stages. With this maturing crop comes a new focus – protecting almond trees and crop from…
Feb 28, 2018 // Orchard Management
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Parry Klassen has a friendly reminder for his fellow Central Valley farmers, including almond growers: Don’t miss the deadline for submitting reports to your local Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program…
Feb 15, 2018 // Orchard Management
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Almond bloom is nearly here, and growers have much to consider during this key time of the season. Among the top of the checklist are pollination and disease management, two elements that must…
Feb 05, 2018 // Orchard Management
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As we ring in the new year, we should also prepare for almond pollination. Since pollination is the single most important factor for determining a good yield, it is never too early to begin thinking…
Dec 28, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Mike Story knows sports and can tell you how to use the Pythagorean theorem. So how does a former math and P.E. teacher who grew up around cattle ranching find himself managing 119 acres of almond…
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With Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) approved and determination of boundaries largely complete, GSAs are undertaking the challenging task of drafting Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs…
Dec 15, 2017 // Orchard Management