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Organic Raisin Grower Shares Methods for Improving Soil Health & Moisture Retention

Anything that can help improve soil moisture retention, limit weed pressure and improve soil health in the vineyard is worth looking into, right?Watch this brief interview with Central Valley organic raisin grower Steven Cardoza as he shares what he is doing with grant funding from the UC Cooperative Extension to accomplish these objective.  Read more about it in American Vineyard …

Cutting Back on Irrigation in Pistachio without Harming Crop Yield

While pistachios are a relatively drought tolerant crop, growers are naturally concerned about cutting back on irrigation amidst the ongoing drought. Watch this brief interview with UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Giulia Marino as she shares how to appropriately cut back on irrigation without negatively impacting crop yield. Read more in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their …

What is the Gumming on My Almond Trees, What to Know about Almond Canker Diseases

It’s not uncommon to find gumming on the trunks and scaffolds of some almond trees when walking through an orchard.  While it can be very concerning for the health of the tree, determining whether or not a canker disease is causing it is not so simple.  Watch this brief interview with UC Davis Plant Pathologist Florent Trouillas as he explains …

Almond Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations Following Whole Orchard Recycling

Whole orchard recycling has been a great alternative to the traditional burning of aging almond orchards; however, incorporating the carbon rich wood chips back into the soil presents concerns for nitrogen availability upon replanting.  Watch this brief interview with UCCE Farm Advisor Brent Holtz as he shares his nitrogen application recommendations for replanting almonds following orchard recycling based on recent …

Growers Limited to Insecticides for Control of Walnut Husk Fly

As growers prepare to begin monitoring their orchards for walnut husk fly emergence in June, watch this brief interview with Jhalendra Rijal from the Tree & Vine Expo, as he shares more about the nature of this pest and the limited tools growers have to control it.  Read more in-depth information about walnut husk fly control in the May issue …

Considerations for Almond Varietal Selection

Planting a new almond orchard? Watch this brief interview with UCCE Stanislaus County Director & Farm Advisor Roger Duncan as he shares some considerations for varietal selection based on his recent presentation at the Tree & Vine Expo. Read more about in Pacific Nut Producer Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Trece for their industry support.

Drought Impact on Almonds in the Sacramento Valley

Growers in the San Joaquin Valley are not alone in dealing with the harsh impacts of drought.  The Sacramento Valley has been hit pretty hard as well, and almond growers are concerned with how this will affect the quality of their crop over the next few years. Watch this brief interview with UCCE Orchard Systems Advisor Luke Milliron as he …

Options for Raisin Growers to Navigate Labor Challenges

While innovations in vineyard mechanization have come a long way, labor challenges still prevail in the California raisin industry — and those issues have been amplified since the pandemic.  Watch this brief interview with UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor George Zhuang as he shares what labor-saving options growers have to stay in the game.  Read more about it in American Vineyard …

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