As if extreme heat weren’t enough, certain areas of the state have been bombarded with smoke from the many wildfires that recently burned across the West. What effect does the resulting filtered sunlight have on apples?
We continued our examination into Botrytis (gray mold) infections coming in and out of storage. Read about our findings and how to move forward accordingly through the application of pre-harvest fungicides.
We noticed increased incidence and severity of foliar blotches in apple blocks this summer. Read about the ways in which overhead cooling works to combat this challenge.
The gap in fully understanding soil chemistry has always been a lack of data for the unseen portion of the plant: the root system and soil rhizosphere. This is where Trace Genomics—Wilbur Ellis’ impressive new offering in analytics—comes in.
Almond harvest is not only stressful for growers trying to deliver nuts to the processor—it’s also inherently stressful for the trees. For several reasons, it’s not uncommon for orchards to go through weeks of dry periods in which irrigation is withheld.