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Effective use of Mating Disruption in Navel Orangeworm Control Program

Malcolm Media’s Tree & Vine Expo was once again a big hit for growers & crop consultants looking to get a better grip on pest management in their orchards.  One of the seminars featured UC IPM Advisor Jhalendra Rijal who shared how to more effectively incorporate mating disruption in their navel orangeworm control programs.  Watch his brief interview and read …

Southern California Macadamia Field Day

The University of California Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the California Macadamia Society and the Gold Crown Macadamia Association will hold the Annual Field Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the home of at the home of Thomas & Bobbi Rastle’s, 1115 Valencia Drive, Escondido, California. We will have classes germane to the macadamia industry, with plenty of opportunities …

Three Tips on Managing Pocket Gophers

Pocket gophers can be very detrimental for growers, especially those with young orchards.  So how do you minimize populations of these pesky critters?  Watch this brief interview with Julie Finzel from the UC Cooperative Extension as she offers growers three quick tips for effective management.  Julie will also be addressing growers on wildlife issues at the upcoming Grape, Nut & …

Dealing with Wild Pig Pests on the Farm

Farmers are used to dealing with insect pest and small furry rodents, but how about wild pigs? Now, this is a more common issue in some areas more than others; nonetheless, pigs can wreak a lot of havoc in vineyards, orchards and field crops, so exploring your management options is key.  Watch this brief interview with Julie Finzel from the …

Irrigation Scheduling with ET in Nuts & Vines

UCCE Fresno County is hosting a free workshop covering the basics of integrating weekly evapotranspiration (ET) estimates into your irrigation scheduling calculations for Nut orchards & Vineyards. 8:00 AM Free coffee & donuts graciously provided by Pacific Nut Producer Magazine 8:10 to 8:40 AM Department of Water Resources and UC Cooperative Extension weekly ET report: Understanding the report and applying …

Walnut Pruning Trial Field Day

Short, topical meeting sponsored by the University of California Cooperative Extension Field Location hosted by Castle Farms: Follow signs on dirt road at the corner of Olive and Fox Topics to be covered will include: Overview of farm practices. Bill Thompson, Four Seasons Ag Consulting Pruning – headed v/s unheaded walnuts and walnut canopy management. David Doll, UCCE Merced Farm …

New Early ‘Gumdrop’ Pistachio Variety is Finally Here

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor What if you could have a pistachio variety that you could harvest earlier to reduce the chances of having Navel Orangeworm damage and concern for Aflatoxin levels?  Well, the new early ‘Gumdrop’ pistachio is here.  At the Annual American Pistachio Growers Conference, Bob Klein from the Pistachio Research Board talked about this new variety …

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