Author Archives: Emily Symmes

Harvest Damage Evaluation for Walnuts

Harvest of the earliest walnut varieties has begun in some locations. Plan accordingly to obtain the ever-important harvest samples! Harvest samples can reveal a number of common sources of kernel, shell, and hull damage. These include damage caused by insect pests, diseases, and environmental/physiological factors. Here are information, tables, and photos that can help identify the sources of damage in your walnut harvest samples. Continue reading

Navel Orangeworm in Walnuts 2017 – Stay Alert

Although many producers and their crop advisers are reporting average to lower numbers of NOW based on trapping so far this season in almonds (harvest damage remains to be seen), bear in mind some of the issues that can lead to NOW build-up and damage as walnuts approach harvest. Keep reading for management tips to keep in mind as walnut hull split approaches. Continue reading