There is good news for almond growers worried about outbreaks of San Jose scale in their orchards: fine-tuned Integrated Pest Management (IPM) recommendations – if adhered to – likely will allow growers to go years without dormant-season spraying. The year 2021 is no exception, and this is a positive step forward for growers’ profit margins and the environment.
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After bumper yields lifted almond growers’ hearts and spirits in 2020, it’s still too early to say how 2021 will turn out. First indications will come with February’s bloom, but it’s still not too late for some nutrition planning to maintain yield potential should 2021 deliver another season of almond-friendly conditions, says agronomist Francisco Rivera, of OMEX® Agrifluids.
Some good news for pistachio growers in New Mexico. According to a study published in the July 2020 issue of Nutrients, adding U.S. pistachios to your diet can contribute to weight loss and may contribute to other health benefits like lowering blood pressure.