Monthly Archives: July 2021

Box Hedging May Decrease Sunburn in Prunes

High temperature and light conditions promote sunburn damage in prune orchards. This year’s higher-than-average temperatures through the spring and early summer have resulted in higher reported and observed levels of sunburn on prune fruit in the Sacramento Valley. Mechanical hedging may provide a new tool to help mitigate sunburn damage as we see more days of extreme heat annually. Continue reading