2016 Mid-Spring Update

The crop is developing nicely in many areas across the areas of the San Joaquin Valley in which I observed. Crop loads vary, depending on last season’s stress or crop-load, but generally look good. Looking forward to this week, there area few pointers to keep in mind. Rain is forecasted for this weekend with chances […]

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Yellow Trees and Saturated Soils

Annually, several calls regarding poor tree growth and “pale trees” are received. This is often due to saturated soils. Too wet of soils reduces the movement of oxygen into the soil, killing fine feeder roots. This impacts the ability for the tree to uptake water and nutrients, leading to micro-nutrient deficiencies, impacting nut set and […]

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