Almond Bloom 2017

Almond bloom is approaching fast. Based on local conditions and projected warm weather next week, bloom will probably be within 7-10 days. Conditions this year are wetter than they have been in the past which will be conducive to many almond diseases, including brown rot, shot-hole, anthracnose, and jacket rot. Furthermore, orchard access may be limited, […]

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Where are Leaffooted Bug Overwintering?

Written by Kris Tollerup, University of California Cooperative Extension Area-wide IPM Advisor, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier, CA For a few seasons now, I have been interested in understanding more and ultimately finding better monitoring tools for Leaffooted bug, Leptoglossus spp.  Most growers and PCAs have a  good working knowledge of this bug […]

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