Monday, February 8
 
 
California almond pollination season is approaching

Hear that buzz? That’s the sound of millions of bees getting ready for the largest pollination event in the world – California almond bloom.


 
 
 
 
Save a spray, but don’t scale back on monitoring

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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  Combat Bacterial Spot in Almonds with CS 2005!

Dr. Jim Adaskaveg research trials confirm CS 2005 mixed with Manzate has 95% control of Bacterial Spot in Almonds! Give your orchard a fighting chance with CS 2005! Click here to see proven trial results to fight disease in tree nuts!
   
 
 
 
First Oklahoma Pecan Topics Zoom session set for Feb. 12

Oklahoma pecan growers have taken advantage of technology to continue learning about growing pecans and orchard management through a series of online classes.


 
 
 
 
Construction underway on Fresno State Tree Nut Processing Course Lab

After a year and a half of methodical planning, construction is finally underway at CSU Fresno for the Tree Nut Processing Course.


 
 
 
 
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  Calcium: Three Golden Rules for the Almond Grower

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.
   
 
 
 
Grower Trial Network continues with bee technology virtual event

On Thursday, Jan. 28, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Grower Trial Network met virtually to discuss bee pollination season in the West.


 
 
 
 
Pistachio could contribute to weight loss, study says

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.


 
 
 
 
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