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Improving the accuracy of spray applications leads to improved efficacy in pest control, and therefore greater returns to growers. But keeping spray material in the target zone can also reduce the…
Apr 21, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Set sweeper heads to optimum level. Wire tines can be set to as high as one-half inch off the ground and still do a good job of sweeping.For Bryan Jeffries, running a pickup machine while nearby…
Apr 11, 2017 // Orchard Management
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The Managing Dust at Harvest video demonstrates techniques to keep dust at a minimum during harvest.Acquiring or using low-dust harvest equipment may not be an option for all, so Almond Board of…
Apr 11, 2017 // Orchard Management
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The hull rot pathogens gain access to the hull tissue when hullsplit occurs. Hull rot disease is caused by two pathogens that thrive on split hulls of well-watered and well-fertilized trees. The best…
Apr 11, 2017 // Orchard Management
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Growers have until May 26 to apply for technical and financial assistance from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to upgrade equipment or implement practices that result in improved air…
Mar 29, 2017 // Orchard Management
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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