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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
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A new rule aimed at reducing pesticide exposure to children takes effect on Jan. 1, 2018. The regulation prohibits any pesticide applications within one-quarter mile of schools and day care centers…
Dec 01, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Growers planning to use chlorpyrifos (Lorsban) will face a significant new restriction on its use. Due to concerns about adverse effects of chlorpyrifos on children, the California Department of…
Dec 01, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Halloween has come and gone, but almond growers should still be concerned about mummies: mummy nuts, that is. Navel orangeworm (NOW) damage is higher this year than it’s been in more than a decade,…
Dec 01, 2017 // Orchard Management