New UC Davis Prune Varieties Prove Promising
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by Luke Milliron, Castro, S. and L. Milliron
1w ago
Sarah Castro (UC Davis) discusses how new prune varieties can improve a grower’s bottom line! scastro @ ucdavis.edu Insta: @cali.prunebreeder Initial episode on the prune breeding program with Sarah Come to an upcoming extension meeting! Sacramento Valley San Joaquin Valley (scroll to the bottom) The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the University of California. The material and information presented here is for general information purposes only. The "University of California" name and all forms and abb ..read more
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2024 water outlook with Sam Sandovol Solis
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by Phoebe Gordon, Sandovol Solis, S., R. Saldate, and P. Gordon
3w ago
Phoebe and Sam discuss the water outlook for 2024. Some things have changed since last year, but some things have stayed the same. Listen to the entire episode to hear a public service announcement about tequila and agave production in the state! Come to an upcoming extension meeting! Sacramento Valley San Joaquin Valley (scroll to the bottom) Mention of an agrichemical does not constitute a recommendation, merely the sharing of research findings. Always follow the label. The label is law. Find out more at ipm.ucanr.edu. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do ..read more
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Encore: Pistachio Dormancy with Craig Kallsen
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by Phoebe Gordon, Kallsen, C. and P. Gordon
1M ago
While we posted this episode all the way back in 2018, we thought we would dust it off since the information is still timely. Phoebe interviews Craig Kallsen, the now emeritus subtropical and pistachio tree crop advisor for Kern County, to talk about what we know and don’t know about dormancy in pistachios. Craig also talks about a paper he published back in 2017, looking at the correlation between winter and spring temperatures and current season’s yield. This is an ongoing area for research and there are still more questions than we have answers. This episode is a direct followup to “Chill w ..read more
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2024 Bee Outlook with Brittney Goodrich
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by Phoebe Gordon, Goodrich, B., Saldate, R. and P. Gordon
1M ago
Brittney Goodrich provides an update on what almond growers can expect in the 2024 pollination season. You can find the economic calculator here. Come to an upcoming extension meeting! Sacramento Valley San Joaquin Valley (scroll to the bottom) Mention of an agrichemical does not constitute a recommendation, merely the sharing of research findings. Always follow the label. The label is law. Find out more at ipm.ucanr.edu. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the University of California. The material and inf ..read more
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The War Against Navel Orangeworm in 2023-2024
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by Luke Milliron, Niederholzer, F. and L. Milliron
1M ago
Navel Orangeworm (NOW) wreaked devastating impacts on the California almond industry in 2023. I sat down with Dr. Franz Niederholzer (UCCE Colusa) after harvest to discuss what had happened and what needs to be done to win the war against NOW in 2024. Come to an upcoming extension meeting! Sacramento Valley San Joaquin Valley (scroll to the bottom) Mention of an agrichemical does not constitute a recommendation, merely the sharing of research findings. Always follow the label. The label is law. Find out more at ipm.ucanr.edu. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own an ..read more
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November 2022 1MC
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by Luke Milliron, Milliron, L., Gordon, P., and C. Reyes
4M ago
Call or text 530-487-5991 to ask questions for Phoebe and Luke to answer or provide feedback about adapting the 1 Minute Challenge   Upcoming Field meetings: Introduction to Orchard Irrigation Management in three locations Madera: Monday, November 7, 2022, 7:30 AM—12:00 PM Bakersfield: Monday, November 14, 2022, 7:30 AM—12:00 PM Modesto: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7:30 AM—12:00 PM   Best Management Practices for Soil Health Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 8:00 AM--1:00 @ Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Parlier, California: Register here. Mention of pesticide u ..read more
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Sacramento Valley March Orchard Tasks in 2023
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by Luke Milliron, Niederholzer, F. and L. Milliron
4M ago
Franz Niederholzer (UCCE Colusa and Sutter-Yuba) and Luke talk about March almond, prune, and walnut tasks in the Sacramento Valley.   Sac Valley Meetings: https://www.sacvalleyorchards.com/events/ Cover Cropping in Conventional Orchards and Vineyards: Arbuckle Area Tour March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Southern Sacramento Valley Walnut Meeting – March 22nd at Norton Hall in Woodland from 8 AM to Noon San Joaquin Valley Meetings: https://www.sjvtandv.com/ 2022 Fungicides, Bactericides, Biocontrols, and Natural Products for Deciduous Tree Fruit and Nut, Citrus, Strawberry, and Vine Crops in C ..read more
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Cover crops on NOW mortality with Kadie Britt
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by Phoebe Gordon, Britt, K. and P. Gordon
4M ago
Kadie Britt discusses research results from a project examining the effects of cover crop on overwintering NOW larvae mortality. Upcoming meetings: Introduction to Irrigation Management series to be held in Madera (Nov 7), Bakersfield (Nov 14), and Modesto (Nov 16). Best Management Practices for Soil Health to be held at the Kearney Ag Center in Parlier (Nov 16). Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, and Walnut Boards of California for their kind donations. Thank you to Muriel Gordon for the music. The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent th ..read more
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2023 Bee outlook with Brittney Goodrich
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by Phoebe Gordon, Goodrich, B. and P. Gordon
4M ago
Phoebe discusses the 2023 bee outlook with Brittney Goodrich, an agriculturlal economics Professor of Cooperative Extension at UC Davis. Like in previous years, there are some issues affecting the health and size of the bee colonies in the United States, and Brittney shares some work she’s done to help growers possibly save money while ensuring they meet the bee stocking rate to satisfy crop insurance requirements. Listen to find out more! Sac Valley Meetings: https://www.sacvalleyorchards.com/events/ San Joaquin Valley Meetings: https://www.sjvtandv.com/ The views, thoughts, and opinions expr ..read more
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Encore: Managing Mold in Walnut with Themis Michailides
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by Luke Milliron, Michailides, T. and L. Milliron
4M ago
Dr. Themis Michailides has been seeing increased mold in walnut pathology samples in recent years. The UC Davis Plant Pathologist at the Kearney Ag Center discusses his lab’s research on the biology and management of the disease. An article based on this episode, can be found at: sacvalleyorchards.com/walnuts/diseases/managing-mold Mention of a pesticide does not constitute a pesticide recommendation. Always follow the pesticide label. Find out more at ipm.ucanr.edu/. Thank you to the Almond, Pistachio, Prune, and Walnut Boards of California for their kind donations. Thank you to Muriel Gordon ..read more
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