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Tightening CA Soil Fumigation Regulations Require Grower Attention

Are you considering fumigating your soil soon? California regulations are changing and there are some things growers should know about, and consider getting involved in the conversation. Watch this brief interview with Gabriele Ludwig from the Almond Board of California for more information. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Year-Round Effort Required to Defeat Navel Orangeworm in Tree Nuts

Although almond trees are at rest and dormant for the winter, growers were reminded at the recent Tree & Vine Expo that their work isn’t finished regarding the fight against Navel Orangeworm.  Watch this brief interview with David Haviland from the UC Cooperative Extension, as he shares year-round tools and practices to stay on top of managing the number one …

Invasive Stink Bug Habitat Could Expand with Climate Change

A foul-smelling, voracious, wide-spread pest of fresh fruits and tree nuts could become even more ubiquitous with climate change. A recent modelling study found that changing weather could increase suitable habitat for the brown marmorated stink bug in the United States by 70%. The study, published in Pest Management Science, draws on data from a three-year stink bug monitoring effort in …

Fumigation Considerations Before Replanting an Orchard

It’s that time of the year when orchards are being pulled and growers begin preparing their soil for future plans.  For growers looking to replant their orchards, watch this brief interview with UC Riverside Nematologist Andreas Westphal as he shares some considerations to take for fumigation when it comes to nematode pressure. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Pest and Disease Management Considerations for Organic Hazelnut Growers

Considering converting your hazelnut farm to organic production but not sure how to keep pest and disease pressure at bay? Watch this brief video with the organic grower Taylor Larson from the Oregon Organic Hazelnut Collective as he offers his personal insights and read more about it in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Don’t currently receive the monthly publication? Subscribe for free at: https://malcolmmedia.com/subscribe/ …

Top 5 Things to Consider at Almond Hullsplit

Hullsplit is a time when growers’ various orchard practices – proper irrigation, nutrient management, pest control and orchard monitoring – come together in an effort to maximize almond quality and yield. To assist during this busy season, we’ve pulled together a list of the top five things you should consider before hullsplit. 1. Measuring Hullsplit Progress Proper detection is the …

What Chemicals Attract Filbertworm to Hazelnuts

Filbertworm is a notorious pest of filberts or hazelnuts; it certainly didn’t get its name from eating other nuts. But what exactly attracts filbertworm to Pacific Northwest hazelnut orchard? Experts are looking into this at Oregon State University  to help growers to find new ways to manage the pest. Watch this brief Betsey Miller as she explains; and read more …

“Cautiously Optimistic” about Leaffooted Bug Lure & Trap

Almond Board of California — With the rise of leaffooted bug damage showing up in almond kernels at the handler, the bottom line of growers is at stake. Research funded by the Almond Board of California and conducted at UC Riverside, is expanding much needed tools for effective IPM monitoring protocol to combat the pest. Across the industry, handlers have …

New Strain of Eastern Filbert Blight Concerns the Hazelnut Industry

Eastern Filbert Blight has historically been a curse to the Pacific Northwest hazelnut industry, that is, until Oregon State University released several blight-resistant varieties. So, with exception to some of the older orchards remaining, growers have looked at this disease as a thing of the past. But is it really? Watch this brief interview with Shawn Mehlenbacher from the Hazelnut Breeding Program at …

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