“With the strange, drawn out bloom, it may be difficult to estimate crop size at many ranches since nuts are in various stages of growth.” Nay said. “Your eyes can play tricks on you and you only see the big nuts.”
Crown gall is caused by a bacteria that enters the tree through wounds, developing as rough or abnormal galls at or below the soil surface on the roots or trunk.
California almond grower Gino Favagrossa realizes the benefits that come with improved bee health as they “anchor” their orchards with seed mixes that keep bees buzzing in orchards longer.
Increased demand for the English walnuts has pushed newer plantings into areas with less than ideal ground. Some walnut orchards are underwater and the concern for trees sitting in water for extended periods is Phytophthora.
Studies to be conducted with seaweed extract on pistachios and almonds in saline soils to determine the potential to mitigate salt stress with the extract.