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California is in its third year of drought with no relief in sight, and not enough time left in the rainy season to make up for shortages. Under these conditions, growers with reduced levels of…
Feb 03, 2014 // Orchard Management
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Confirmed band canker infections are on the rise in California Almonds in recent years and can be particularly damaging to 1- to 5-year-old trees. While there is no known chemical cure, growers can…
Feb 03, 2014 // Orchard Management
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The new requirement for reporting nitrogen fertilizer applications to cropland has been delayed one year, a result of developments stemming from a report to the legislature about nitrate…
Jan 15, 2014 // Orchard Management
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With some rainfall (and snow in the mountains) in November and December, the water availability picture may brighten somewhat, but as Dr. Ken Shackel, UC Davis, said at an Almond Conference workshop…
Jan 02, 2014 // Orchard Management
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As bloom season approaches, growers should remember to use caution when applying bloom-time sprays and consider their potential impact on bees. As more data is being developed on potential impacts…
Jan 02, 2014 // Orchard Management