Additional 15 days for comments on almond marketing order changes, winter honeybees show pesticide resistance, farm groups need action on water
June 27, 2022
 
 
Irrigation guide for pecans during summer heat

Extreme temperatures in pecan regions have growers worried, but pecan trees can handle the heat better than expected.


 
 
 
 
15 days added for comment on proposed marketing order changes for almonds

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.  


 
 
 
 
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  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.
   
 
 
 
Winter honeybees show resistance to a common insecticide

USDA-ARS researchers found winter honeybees consumption of a nearly lethal, imidacloprid-laced syrup did not affect their survival during the study.


 
 
 
 
Farm, business groups call for action on water projects

Drought is set to cripple California food, energy and housing, and agriculture and business groups are imploring California to set clear goals for boosting water storage and supplies.


 
 
 
 
 
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  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.
   
 
 
 
New guide details IPM for weevil pests in hazelnut

With countries developing hybrid plants to increase production, this new guide offers insight into protecting hazelnuts from various species of weevils.


 
 
 
 
California Pollinator Coalition reports increasing cooperation among ag and conservation groups

Members note successful projects in celebration of National Pollinator Week.


 
 
 
 
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  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.
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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