Proposed changes include removal of ambiguous and obsolete language and of irrelevant dates, and clarification of requirements, provisions and terms in the regulations to better reflect industry practices.
Maintain vigilance against Phytophthora in almonds
Actively monitoring your orchards for early signs of Phytophthora can help trigger fungicide treatments to keep infection in check. Symptoms often mimic drought stress and nutrient deficiency, so look for wilting leaves, slow vegetative growth and limb decay. You can also collect soil samples from around roots, as well as root samples, to be tested. Proactive management is key.
Keep Your Workers in the Field and Navel Orangeworm Out
After a trial last season, a California almond grower is going all in with KeyPlex AWP to control navel orangeworm. Benefits he likes include: Zero REI, zero PHI, 21-day spray interval and better safety for workers as well as beneficial insects.
On soils low in organic matter, adding humus is essential for resilient orchards and lasting productivity
New highly-durable granular humic substances give tree nut growers a new opportunity to immediately make lasting improvements to their soil. And as all growers know, better soil means increased resilience to biotic and abiotic stress, greater efficiency from fertilizers and irrigation, and better yields. Top-quality humus amendments are therefore an essential tool to ensure bountiful harvests year after year -- especially on sandy or low fertility soils.