November/December 2023

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Evolving MRL landscape puts premium on grower, handler communication

There are many important reasons why almond growers should have regular and serious conversations with their handlers. One of them involves the global regulatory landscape associated with Ma... more
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Effective dormant strategies look at winter sanitation, chill and irrigation inspection

The recommended activities of mummy hygiene, cleaning diseased canopies, controlling weeds, maintaining irrigation systems and scanning for pests during dormancy can help growers properly ca... more
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Almond harvest difficulties in 2023

In 2023, a late spring bloom accompanied by untimely rains and lower than normal temperatures delayed California’s almond harvest for the year. Compared to recent seasons, growers experienced hig... more
Drones can provide thermal images and offer potential benefits when used effectively. Photo courtesy of the Conservation Irrigation Lab at UC Davis.

Irrigation Tech: A look at what’s new for nut growers

The nut industry is moving quickly into a new era of irrigation technology, where remote sensing through drone and eventually satellite data can inform growers about the real-time stress status of orc... more
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Dog’s nose detects spotted lanternfly eggs

Researchers employ a novel approach to combating this pest »

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