Category Archives: Diseases

Verticillium Wilt of Almond (and Pistachio)

The high heats of late spring/early summer can bring upon the onset of wilts. Verticillium wilt, a common occurring wilt, is caused by the fungus Verticillium dahliae Klebs. V. dahliae is widespread in soils throughout the county, with susceptible hosts in a large number of perennial and annual crops. Within perennial crops, almond and pistachio […]

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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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