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Feeding damage by spider mites to almond leaves. The combination of the presence/absence of mite monitoring techniques and newer selective miticides has changed the picture of spider mite management…
Mar 14, 2016 // Orchard Management
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Are you new to growing almonds?
 Did you just replant an orchard? A 
new publication, the “Young Orchard Handbook,” developed by University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm…
Mar 14, 2016 // Orchard Management
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George Goshgarian’s Watermark sensor system measures soil moisture throughout the soil profile and integrates data into a web-based portal where he can retrieve it in real-time or compare it to…
Mar 14, 2016 // Orchard Management
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As more weed species show resistance to glyphosate in orchards and vineyards, almond growers should focus on a resistance management weed control program that blends pre- and postemergent control for…
Mar 08, 2016 // Orchard Management
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By Dr. Kris Tollerup, University of California Cooperative Extension area-wide IPM advisor It is the time of year when leaffooted bug (LFB) starts leaving aggregations to begin feeding, so pest…
Mar 08, 2016 // Orchard Management
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Orchard salinity influences almond production before the signs of toxicity show up in trees, UC Cooperative Extension farm advisor David Doll, Merced County, told a crowded room at last year’s Almond…
Mar 01, 2016 // Orchard Management
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A key component in the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is now available for public comment. Signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in late 2014, SGMA requires…
Feb 25, 2016 // Orchard Management
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Two University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) farm advisors have been honored by the state of California as IPM Innovators. Longtime farm advisors Kathleen Kelley Anderson and Roger…
Feb 24, 2016 // Orchard Management
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As more cogeneration plants are shutting down, growers are being forced to consider alternative methods for dealing with tree biomass upon orchard removal. The question is: Are there alternative uses…
Feb 09, 2016 // Orchard Management
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A three-part series of sustainability1 workshops, part of the California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP), will bring forth tools, techniques and strategies to assist industry members in meeting…
Feb 08, 2016 // Orchard Management