After July 1 all applications of chlorpyrifos in California will require specific approval from the local county ag commissioner’s office.
When planning your irrigations this year, don't forget to consider irrigations after harvest.
Water and its efficient use in almonds topped discussion at the 12th annual Almond Board Environmental Stewardship Tour on May 8 in Firebaugh.
The U.S. EPA has released a proposed rule banning the foliar application of compounds determined to be acutely toxic to bees during bloom in crops that rely on pollinator services.
In last week's Almond Update, UC irrigation and water resources advisor, Allan Fulton, encouraged growers to employ strategic deficit irrigation (SDI) during hullsplit this year.
A new round of funding is currently available to California growers who implement measures to improve their irrigation system efficiency and/or reduce energy used by their irrigation systems, resulting in lowered greenhouse gas emissions. The deadline to submit requests for co-funding is June 29, 2015.
The California Drought Employment Training Program is offering training to those affected by drought.
Irrigation Considerations During Drought Part II
As the time for hullsplit sprays approaches, David Haviland, UC Cooperative Extension entomologist in Kern County, says growers should adopt an IPM and resistance-management approach to managing navel orangeworm (NOW) and spider mites.
It's almost almond hullsplit which means it's time for growers to think about strategic deficit irrigation.

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