Yearly Archives: 2019

Photos from the Field: Walnut Orchards Not Leafing Out

From the northern San Joaquin Valley to the northern Sacramento Valley, walnut growers are reporting a widespread and alarming issue of walnut trees not leafing out this spring. The initial hypothesis from researchers is that we are seeing frost damage from mid-November, however the symptoms on mature blocks are both more unusual and more severe than autumn freeze events in recent memory. Continue reading

Weekly Crop Evapotranspiration (Crop ET) Reports Are Available to Assist Farm Water Management

The Northern Region of the California Department of Water Resources and the University of California Cooperative Extension in Tehama and Glenn counties have teamed up to provide Weekly ET Reports to agricultural water users. Reports include water use information for a variety of crops. This article outlines background information about the reports and ways to use them in on-farm water management. Continue reading

Revisiting Your Codling Moth IPM Program in a Lean Crop Year

The foundations of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) are rooted in economics. Putting a well-established IPM program in use can help you address the following questions: What are my best options and timings for treating economically-damaging populations? Particularly in years where crop prices are relatively low, taking an IPM approach has the potential to save cost inputs. Continue reading