Using the Pressure Chamber to Schedule Irrigation in Almonds

Written by Matt Jones, Staff Research Associate, UCCE Merced County Determining the appropriate time to irrigate is among the most critical tasks facing growers and farm managers. Traditionally, growers have relied on orchard water budgets using ET and CIMIS stations, and monitoring soil moisture levels to develop irrigation schedules. For in-depth explanations of these methods, […]

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Glufosinate Trunk Injury of Young Almond Trees

Glufosinate (Rely 280 and other trade names) usage has increased over the past year due to the increase supply and availability of generics. This herbicide has been shown to be very effective in controlling glyphosate resistant weeds, including fleabane, marestail, and goosegrass and has an important role in orchard weed control. One concern of glufosinate […]

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Navel orangeworm management at harvest: When, what, & how to get the best results

Franz Niederholzer, UCCE Farm Advisor, Colusa & Sutter/Yuba Counties; Emily Symmes, UC IPM Area Advisor, Sacramento Valley Almond nuts become vulnerable to navel orangeworm (NOW) damage at hull split.  In the south Sacramento Valley this year, Non-pareil hull split is expected in the last week of June, about the same time as last year, based […]

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