Almond Matters: Keeping Weeds from New Plantings

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In this week’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent USA Corporation, new plantings are going in the ground. Starting off with a clean orchard floor is key to managing weeds. “The whole concept is you want to start your new plantings in a clean environment so that the nutrition that you are putting in there gets utilized by the …

Almond Matters: Controlling NOW Populations Early

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In this week’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent USA Corporation, good sanitation is key to controlling navel orangeworm (NOW). Coupling sanitation with an early treatment will help control populations before they grow. Valent’s Field Market Research Development Representative Tino Lopez said it’s not too early to be thinking about NOW treatments. “That is correct and especially for organic …

Almond Matters: Spider Mite Timing

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In this week’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent USA Corporation, temperatures will soon be heating up. Valent’s Pat Clay said the heat will spur spider mite activity. “The timing on mites varies from year to year and really has to do with environmental conditions,” he said. “They are going to typically start to build up when the conditions …

Almond Matters: Increase in Summer Disease Potential?

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In today’s Almond Matters, brought to you by Valent USA Corporation, we are thinking about summer disease. “Starting at about five weeks post-pedal fall, growers start thinking about alternaria leaf spot,” Valent’s Field Development Manager Pat Clay said. “Also as you progress into May, they start thinking about scab and rust.” The uncommon wet weather the state has seen this …