Dispatches from the Orchard
News for nut crops, stone fruits, and figs
|Almond Mating Disruption Meeting (158KB)||
Kris Tollerup will be holding a meeting on mating disruption at the Kearney REC in Parlier, California on September 25. 2.5 units of other credits will be offered. For more information, please see the attached flier.
|Summer 2018 (318KB)||
CORRECTION: I stated that you could soil apply Solubor at 50 lbs/acre, when I should have stated Borax, which is approximately 10.5% boron (Solubor is 20%), and added the pounds of actual boron/acre. The corrected sentences now read:
"Major boron deficiencies can be corrected via a soil application (major deficiencies would be far below the critical value). In both almonds and pistachios, broadcast 25 to 50 lbs of Borax per acre (about 2-4 lbs of actual boron). Make sure to take into account soil texture: lighter textured soils should have lower rates of application."
New podcast: Growing the Valley, Alternaria leaf blight in pistachios, how to monitor boron in almonds and pistachios, and announcement for the 2018 Walnut Short Course.
|Spring 2018 (527KB)||
Stink bugs and plant bugs in fruit crops, guest article with an herbicide sprayer checklist by Kurt Hembree, and March 20th nutrient management meeting announcement
|Winter 2017 (355KB)||
Navel orangeworm, orchard preplant considerations