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According to experts at the University of California, the only pest that should be considered for treatment during bloom is peach twig borer (shown above), which can damage almonds by feeding on the…
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(Jan. 31, 2020) – How threatening is Ganoderma adspersum to California almond orchards?  This almond tree is one among many in the South San Joaquin Valley that has been impacted by…
Jan 30, 2020 // Orchard Management
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(Jan. 24, 2020) – “It has never been a more challenging time to be a grower in California, given the breadth of regulations we face,” said Jesse Roseman during The Almond Conference 2019 session “…
Jan 22, 2020 // Orchard Management
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At The Almond Conference 2018, the California almond industry announced four ambitious goals with a seven-year target timeline to achieve each. The Almond Orchard 2025 Goals build off decades of…
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At this point in the crop year, growers should ensure they’ve done all they can to prepare for hive arrival. While confirming a bee drop-off area, hive locations and registration are all necessary…
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Growers should provide a clean area for beekeepers to deliver their hives, keeping access roads maintained and free of obstructions. Pollination season is nearly here, and for growers that means…
Jan 02, 2020 // Orchard Management
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In farming, striking a balance between competing forces is key to success. This applies even to details that appear minor, including proper calibration of spray equipment and responsible, intentional…
Dec 23, 2019 // Orchard Management
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During bloom, as many as 30 billion honey bees1 buzz from tree to tree in California almond orchards. Protecting their health during this busy time of year is imperative for the industry, and the aim…
Dec 11, 2019 // Orchard Management
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UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor David Haviland likes to equate winter sanitation to the beginning of a race. In his mind, now is the time for growers to get in the starting blocks. That means…
Dec 03, 2019 // Orchard Management
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With harvest in the headlights and winter sanitation in full swing, growers are already looking ahead to next year and strategizing how to best produce a healthy, bountiful crop. This strategy should…