Economic losses, reduced production, and increased labor costs all are a result of dealing with high pest populations in orchards.
Just because an almond orchard has no live lower limbs doesn’t mean it’s not extraordinarily productive.
Above average rainfall has created the perfect environment for growth.
Air blast sprayers can lay leaves flat, allowing for little chemical contact.
Historically, the establishment of deciduous orchards was typified by planting bare-rooted trees during dormancy. With the advent of […]
Rains at bloom are causing higher than normal incidents of bacterial infections.
Some myths are worth exploring when establishing a nutrition plan.
During the course of farming tree crops, it is a typical practice to run a leaf analysis during […]
When you look at the logistics of herbicide applications, it is amazing to see how even the smallest […]
Key points before and after the critical bloom period make exposure to freezing temperatures relevant.
Close examination of the scale activity on the young wood and scaffolds will show a very high percentage of parasitism.
A lack of winter nut sanitation will result in a higher population of overwintering navel orangeworm (NOW) and greater kernel reject damage at harvest in almonds.
“Iron has very low mobility within the plant. If the source of available iron for the plant becomes limited, the plant does not have the ability to scavenge iron from older leaves and tissues and remobilize it to support new growth.”
Infection causes limb dieback in Monterey variety of almonds.
Digging deep to remove stumps results in evidence of voles, grubs, nematodes, and perched water tables.
Many different experts over the last several decades have preached the virtues of proper ground speeds with the […]
Most almond blossoms have five petals. However, there are many flowers on an almond tree that contain six […]
While observing many winter strip spray applications, it is possible to identify potential reasons for poor weed control […]
A lot of maintenance is needed to keep a microsprinkler system functioning.
Some may think I am a little crazy to harvest a puncturevine (PV) plant and count all of […]