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Irrigation technician Devin Power, Power Hydrodynamics, Inc., Modesto, measures and records irrigation drip-line pressure. Line pressures that are not within system design specifications can be a…
Mar 13, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Loose-knit aggregation of leaffooted bug on palm. Photo by Katrina Steinhauer March 9, 2017.By Kris Tollerup, University of California Cooperative Extension Statewide IPM Advisor Winter temperatures…
Mar 13, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Soil moisture can be estimated by feel and appearance.With the wet winter and possible spring storms, the question of when to begin irrigating can sometimes be a tough one to answer. To address that…
Mar 10, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Planting a new orchard with a professionally designed and installed irrigation system should result in uniform distribution throughout the field and a good wetting pattern around the trees. But as…
Feb 14, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Spray efficacy in orchards has been the subject of in-depth research on effective application approaches for many years, with the focus on improvements in spray coverage. Good coverage results in…
Feb 14, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Funding of up to $100,000 per project for irrigation projects that provide water savings and greenhouse gas reductions is available through the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)…
Feb 13, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Two workshops will be held in Modesto and Fresno that will give almond growers an opportunity to learn about tools and techniques to increase irrigation efficiency through Almond Board of California’…
Feb 13, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Do you have experience applying available floodwater in your orchards in excess of the crop’s demand? Are you willing to use available floodwater this winter (2016–2017) to accelerate groundwater…
Feb 13, 2017 // Orchard Management
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As pollination season approaches, growers across the state are brushing up on their BMPs to best protect blooms and bees during this integral part of the growing season. Most growers received a…
Jan 31, 2017 // Orchard Management
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This event will be rescheduled. Almond growers are invited to attend an irrigation training session presented by Almond Board of California (ABC), to be held in Williams on Feb. 20. Growers who have…
Jan 26, 2017 // Orchard Management