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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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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