Citrus, Subtropical Horticulture, Pistachios

Citrus, Subtropical Horticulture, Pistachios

Craig Kallsen

Kallsen
          
Citrus , Pistachios, Subtropical Horticulture Farm Advisor
661-868-6221
cekallsen@ucdavis.edu

 

A .pdf version of Craig's presentation at the 2019 Statewide Pistachio Day concerning the Golden Hills pistachio cultivar can be accessed here.

 

 

 

Topics In Subtropics Newsletters

News from the Subtropical Tree Crop Farm Advisors in California

Issues Articles Type Date Added
Volume 20, Summer 2019
  • A "boring" problem that's generating a big interest in southern California
  • How ants can be "good" in ag production systems
  • Is Eucalyptus a Safe Material for Mulching Trees?
  • Botryosphaeria Gummosis and Dieback of Citrus
  • The online Lucid Key, Thrips of California has been updated      
PDF 8/20/19
Volume 19, Spring 2019
  • Introducing Your New Information Source for CDFA grants, Kern and Ventura Counties
  • Spotlight on SWEEP in Citrus
  • Low Pressure Guide to Low-Flow Irrigation Scheduling
  • The So-Called "Leaf Fleck" Virus Diseases of Citrus 
  • Replanting Trees in Mature Citrus Groves
  • What About Planting Lemons in Kern County? 
PDF 5/16/19
Volume 18, Winter 2019
  • Distinguishing Between Symptoms of Drought and Root Rot in Avocado
  • Avocado Trunk Cankers
  • Viruses Are Our Friends-and Maybe for Citrus Too
  • Ground Squirrel and Other Vertebrate Control
  • Meet our new Citrus Specialist at UC Riverside/Lindcove
  • Meet our new Extension Tree Crops Spray Application Engineer
  • UC Ag Experts Talk    
PDF 3/28/19
Volume 17, Fall 2018
  • California Citrus Network: an online forum
  • High Density Planting Production: A Chilean Perspective
  • Avocado Brainstorming 2018
  • Meet our new subtropical crops specialist at UC Riverside  
PDF 11/8/18
Volume 17, Summer 2018
  • Native Pollinators of California Avocado as Affected by Introduced Pollinator Gardens
  • Which Way World Avocados?
  • Evaluating Cost Effectiveness of High Density Planting of Avocados: Experiment on Water and Pruning
  • Herbicide injury in avocado
PDF 9/20/18
Volume 17, Spring 2018
  • A Taste of Coffee
  • Colletotrichum Shoot Dieback: A New Disease of Citrus in California
  • Successfully Irrigating Potted Trees
  • An Update on Huanglongbing Disease of Citrus in California 
PDF 5/8/18
Volume 16, Winter 2017-2018
  • South American Palm Weevil is threat to Coachella Valley Date and Ornamental Palm Growers
  • Template for Estimating Value of Tree Loss
  • After the Fire and Before the Rain, What to Do
PDF 2/27/18
Volume 15 - Fall 2017

TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Ah, Rats!
  • So You Want To Install Soil Moisture Meters?
  • Notes on Applying Gibberellic Acid (GA) to Navels in the Southern San Joaquin Valley of California
  • Fall Leaf Tissue Sampling
  • FREE! Citrus: UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines

 

PDF 10/11/17
Volume 14 No. 5 June 2017
  • Why has California red scale been so difficult to control?
  • Navel Orange Nitrogen Fertilization
  • Recent advances in understanding the history of olive domestication
PDF 6/30/17
January-March 2017

Volume 15, Issue 1

  • Blast from the Past-An Old Spacing Trial Revisited
  • Shoot and Twig Dieback of Clementine, Mandarin and Navel Orange Varieties in California
  • New Crops, Also Known As....
  • A Comment from the Citrus Research Board on the Upcoming Referendum
PDF 3/3/17
November 2016

Volume 14 No. 4

  • Real-Time Sensor For Early Detection of HLB
  • 2016 International Citrus Conference
  • Management of Ambrosia Beetles in California Avocados
  • An Overview of Mango
PDF 12/7/16
June 2016

Volume 14   No.2

PDF 8/4/16
January - March 2016

Volume 14  No. 1

PDF 4/11/16
October-December 2015

Volume 13  No. 4

PDF 1/5/16
Fall 2015

Volume 13  No. 3

PDF 9/4/15
Summer 2015

Volume 13 No. 2

PDF 6/22/15
Spring 2015

Volume 13 No. 1        February - April, 2015

PDF 4/6/15
Spring 2014 PDF 8/8/14
Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Kern Ag Pavilion

PDF 7/14/14
100-Year Agriculture Families PDF 6/4/14
Winter 2014 PDF 4/11/14
November-December 2013 PDF 12/23/13
September/October 2013 PDF 10/16/13
Spring 2013 PDF 7/12/13
Kern Spring Citrus Meeting Announcement

Kern Spring Citrus Meeting

Thursday, May, 2, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

UCCE Kern Conference Room

PDF 4/10/13
January - March 2013 PDF 3/26/13
UC Riverside Citrus Day For Industry Announcement

UC Riverside Citrus Day For Industry

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

UCR Agricultural Operations, Riverside, California

PDF 1/10/13
Volume 10 No. 3 October-December 2012 PDF 12/20/12
September 2012 PDF 9/7/12
Volume 9 No. 2 - Winter 2011
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Topics in Subtropics Newsletter contents:

-Vertebrate Damage
-Chemical Thinning of Olives
-Vertibrate Damage
-Tips on Producing the Earliest Citrus in the San Joaquin Valley
-Herbicide Registration Chart
-Resource and Market Information for Enterprise Selection

 

PDF 1/10/12
June 2011

-Organic Herbicides:  Do They Work?
-Snake Oil:  Horticultural Myths and Legends
-Success Story before there is a problem

PDF 8/11/11
July - September 2010 PDF 10/22/10
January - March 2010 PDF 3/25/10
October-December 2009 PDF 1/6/10
July - September 2009 PDF 9/21/09
April - June 2009 - Ag Waivers for San Diego County - Spring Adjustments: What's in a Name? - Strategizing for Water Cutbacks . . . Is there a Logical Method? PDF 7/22/09
Spring 2009 -Avocado Research in Ventura County -Laurel Wilt Disease Conference -Managing Insecticide Resistance -Smart Sprayers Make Sense PDF 4/7/09
Fall 2008 - Dothiorella Leaf and Stem Blight - Irrigation Stress and Early Navel Fruit Maturity PDF 1/28/09
Kern Citrus & Subtropical Fruit Newsletter

Issues Articles Type Date Added
Kern County Spring Citrus Meeting
  • Kern County Spring Citrus Meeting
  • Friday, March 8, 2019 at UCCE Kern County Office
  • See attached agenda 
PDF 2/21/19
July 2018
  • Scientific Irrigation Scheduling in Permanent Crops
  • Links That You Can Use
PDF 7/5/18
Citrus Growers Educational Seminar Series
  • Citrus Research Board and UC Cooperative Extension
  • Tuesday, June 26, Wednesday, June 27, Thursday, June 28
  • See attached for locations and details  
PDF 6/6/18
April 2018
  • Citrus Thrips Field Day at Lindcove, Tuesday May 1st
  • Got Voles? Perhaps anthraquinone is the answer.
PDF 4/17/18
May 2017
  • Citrus Growers Education Seminar Series
  • June 27th, June 28th and June 29th
  • See attached for schedule and locations  
PDF 5/24/17
2016 Drought Workshop
  • Water Management Strategies For Perennial Crops With Limited and Impaired Water Supplies
  • January 12th and January 13th in Modesto, CA
PDF 12/16/15
Kern Soil and Water Issue

Weekly Crop ET Update

PDF 5/18/15
February 2015

Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP)

Kern County Area-wide Management Meeting -  Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 1:30 p.m.

UC Cooperative Extension Kern County Auditorium, 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue

PDF 3/2/15
Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Kern Ag Pavilion

PDF 7/14/14
100-Year Agriculture Families PDF 6/4/14
March 2014 PDF 3/13/14
Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP)

Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) Update & Certification Training

PDF 2/19/14
Workshop: IPM for Vineyards and Orchards

Workshop flyer with corrected contact information for Brian Marsh, 661-868-6210

PDF 1/29/14
December 2013

Early Frost - Special

PDF 12/9/13
October 2013 PDF 10/1/13
Kern Spring Citrus Meeting Announcement

Kern Spring Citrus Meeting

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

UCCE Kern Conference Room

 

PDF 4/10/13
UC Riverside Citrus Day For Industry Announcement

UC Riverside Citrus Day For Industry

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

UCR Agricultural Operations, Riverside, California

 

PDF 1/10/13
December 2012

Kern Citrus and Subtropical Fruit Newsletter

PDF 12/11/12
Kern Citrus and Subtropical Fruit PDF 4/30/12
Kern Spring Citrus Meeting Announcement

Kern Spring Citrus Meeting
Thursday, April 19, 2012

PDF 4/4/12
February 2012

-Save the Date:  Kern Spring Citrus Grower Meeting, Thursday, April 19, 2012
-A Decade-Long Success Story!
-Wind, Rain and Collectotrichum - a Formula for Citrus Tree Defoliation
-Most of Kern County is not in the Citrus Belt
-Sooner or Later, Scion-rootstock Problems will show up
-Does applying all of the Season's Nitrogen Early in the Season Promote Earlier Fruit Maturity?

PDF 2/9/12
Citrus Research Growers’ Educational Seminars

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Kearney Agricultural Center
and
Friday August 26, 2011
Exeter Memorial Building

PDF 8/24/11
July 2011 PDF 7/7/11
February 2011 -Rind Breakdown in W. Murcott Mandarins -Septoria Risk High for Fruit Headed to Korea -Orchard Floor Management in Citrus PDF 1/31/11
Melon Fruit Fly Meeting PDF 8/16/10
August 2010 Citrus Research Growers' Educational Seminars PDF 8/11/10
April 2010 PDF 3/25/10
August 2009 PDF 8/17/09
March 2009 DOC 3/13/09
January 2009 PDF 12/23/08
August 2008 Citrus Research Growers' Educational Seminars DOC 8/12/08
May 2008 DOC 7/1/10
February 2008 - Boron High in Your Citrus? - W. Murcott May Need More Babying Than Navel Orange DOC 2/27/08
Pistachio Notes Newsletters

Issues Articles Type Date Added
2019 UC Almond Production Short Course
  • Tuesday, November 5 - Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Field Tour Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, CA
  • See flyer for course information and registration link
PDF 10/15/19
September 2019
  • Golden Hills and Leaf Scorch
PDF 9/9/19
July 2019
  • Getting the Most Out of a Golden Hills Pistachio Harvest 
PDF 7/10/19
June 2019
  • Winter Juvenile Tree Dieback (WJTD) - a Problem in Pistachio in the San Joaquin Valley
PDF 6/20/19
Pistachio Crop Insurance Plan Listening Sessions
  • Pistachio Crop Insurance Plan Listening Sessions for Growers, Insurance Company Staff and Agents 
  • Monday, March 11 at Kern Ag Pavilion 
  • See more for other locations and details
PDF 2/19/19
February 2019
  • Dormant Training of 'Golden Hills'
  • A Blast From The Past!
  • Running Out Of Time To Get Help From Mother Nature In Getting Those Pre-Emergent Herbicides Applied
  • Insufficient Spring Irrigation Increases Abnormal Splitting of Pistachio Nuts    
PDF 1/31/19
Pistachio Evapotranspiration Project Meeting
  • Pistachio Evapotranspiration Project Meeting
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Kearney Ag Research and Extension Center, Parlier
  • See agenda and RSVP contact information
PDF 1/17/19
January 2019
  • 2019 Statewide Pistachio Day, Wednesday, January 16th
  • See agenda and registration link
  • 2018-2019 Winter Rest Calculation  
PDF 1/7/19
Pistachio Notes - Special Alert
  • Meetings concerning USDA Tree Assistance Program (TAP) assistance for growers affected by Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome
PDF 10/10/18
July 2018
  • Scientific Irrigation Scheduling in Permanent Crops
  • Links That You Can Use
PDF 7/5/18
Advances in Pistachio Irrigation Workshop and Field Day
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Harris Ranch in Coalinga, California
  • Online registration
  • See attached for workshop and field schedule
PDF 5/14/18
2018 Statewide Pistachio Day
  • 2018 University of California's Pistachio Day
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018  -  7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Visalia Convention Center - Visalia, California
  • Please see newsletter for information and agenda
PDF 12/12/17
Produce Safety Alliance "Pistachio" Grower Training Course
  • November 28th - 29th, 2017
  • Kern County Farm Bureau
  • See attached links for agenda and registration 
PDF 11/17/17
August 2017
  • Pistachio Short Course Coming to Visalia, November 14-16, 2017
  • Kern County Harvest Timing, Yield and etc.
  • Notes on planting Gumdrop  
PDF 8/31/17
Tulare/Kings Counties Nut Harvest Safety Training Class
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Kings County Fairgrounds
  • See attached for registration and event information
PDF 6/6/17
News Release April 2017
  • New Lab Opens for Testing for Rhodococcus Bacteria
  • See attached for information 
PDF 4/18/17
April 2017
  • Maybe We Should Try Calculating Something Else?
  • Calculate your predicted yield
  • Better Safe than Sorry?
  • Drying Weeds Mean More Pests on and around Pistachio
PDF 4/10/17
Navel Orangeworm Monitoring and Mating Disruption Tailgate Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • 31000 Kimberlina Road
  • See attached for details
PDF 2/24/17
January 2017
  • UCANR Pistachio Production Manual Now Available
  • Botryosphaeria Panicle And Shoot Blight Risk Higher In Wet Years
  • Botrytis Blossom And Shoot Blight At Bloom
  • Statewide Pistachio Day 2017
PDF 1/27/17
Invitation to Join the Dialogue on Herbicide Resistant Weeds
  • Please see attached for more information
PDF 1/5/17
2017 Statewide Pistachio Day
  • 2017 University of California's Pistachio Day
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017  -  7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, California  
  • Please see newsletter for information and agenda
PDF 12/1/16
May 2016
  • Smiling Trees
PDF 5/10/16
Almond Orchard Grinding Demonstration
  • Almond Orchard Grinding Demonstration
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - Chowchilla, CA
  • See attached flyer
PDF 1/27/16
January 2016
  • Second Call for Statewide Pistachio Day 2016 - January 20, 2016
  • Pistachio Chilling Accumulation on Right Path in Kern County
  • Basic Pistachio Nutrition with Tips for Southern San Joaquin Valley Growers   
PDF 1/11/16
December 2015
  • Pistachio Day -  January 20, 2016  -  8:00 am to 4:40 pm                                    Visalia Convention Center
PDF 12/17/15
2016 Drought Workshop
  • Water Management Strategies For Perennial Crops With Limited and Impaired Water Supplies
  • January 12th and January 13th in Modesto, CA
PDF 12/16/15
CSUB Rhodococcus Invite Update

As promised in my recent newsletter regarding the upcoming meeting on Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome, additional information as to the location of the meeting on the Cal State Bakersfield campus appears below.

PDF 8/12/15
CSUB Rhodococcus Meeting Announcement PDF 8/10/15
June 2015
  • Special Rhodococcus Edition
PDF 6/10/15
CDFA Grapevine Registration and Certification Program

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

Grapevine Registration and Certification Program

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

University of California Cooperative Extension Kern County

1031 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307

PDF 6/1/15
Kern Soil and Water Issue

Weekly Crop ET Update

PDF 5/18/15
April 2015

Evaluation of the Pistachio Pilot Crop Insurance Plan Listening Sessions for Growers and Crop Insurance Company Staff and Agents

Thursday, April 30th - Kern County 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Hodel's Country Dining

Tuesday, May 5th - Madera County 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Madera Municipal Golf Course 

PDF 4/23/15
March 2015 - 2nd Edition Newsletter

Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome and Rhodococcus Event at Kern Agricultural Pavilion

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Irrigating Pistachio

Leaffooted Bugs

 

PDF 3/17/15
Kern Spring Irrigation Workshop

Kern Spring Irrigation Workshop - Thursday, March 26, 2015

UCCE Kern County Conference Room, 1031 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA

PDF 3/16/15
March 2015

Pistachio Bushy Top Syndrome - Questions and Answers

PDF 3/3/15
Error Correction Notice

We regret to advise that the February 2015 edition of the Pistachio Notes Newsletter was inadvertently re-posted to our website and notification emails announcing the "new" edition were mistakenly sent to subscribers of the newsletter.  The duplicate post has been deleted from our website and there is no new edition of the Pistachio Notes Newsletter being published at this time.

We apologize for any confusion this mistake has caused.

PDF 3/2/15
Pistachio Notes February 2015 PDF 2/18/15
January 2015 PDF 1/12/15
October 2014 PDF 10/27/14
Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration - Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Kern Ag Pavilion

PDF 7/14/14
July 2014 PDF 7/8/14
100-Year Agriculture Families PDF 6/4/14
May 2014 PDF 5/5/14
Drought Resources

Drought Resources

PDF 5/2/14
April 2014

Rhodococcus fascians Associated with some UCB-1 Rootstocks

PDF 4/11/14
Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP)

Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) Update and Certification Training

PDF 2/19/14
Workshop: IPM for Vineyards and Orchards

Workshop flyer with corrected contact information for Brian Marsh, 661-868-6210

PDF 1/29/14
January 2014

Phytoplasmas

PDF 1/23/14
2014 Statewide Pistachio Day

2014 Statewide Pistachio Day                                                                             Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Visalia Convention Center, 303 East Acequia Avenue, Visalia, CA

                                                  

PDF 1/9/14
2013 Pistachio Mealybug Meeting

Gill's Mealybug in Pistachios, Thursday, August 29, 2013

PDF 8/23/13
August 2013 PDF 8/13/13
2013 Annual Pistachio Day

2013 Annual Pistachio Day

Visalia Convention Center

Wednesday, January 13, 2013

PDF 11/28/12
Winter Juvenile Tree Dieback - A Problem in the San Joaquin Valley DOC 8/22/12
May 2012 PDF 5/2/12
Informative Workshop on UC Davis SBX2 1 Nitrate PDF 4/24/12
2012 Annual Pistachio Day

2012 Annual Pistachio Day
Visalia Convention Center

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PDF 12/19/11
Upcoming Botryosphaeria Field Meeting PDF 10/4/11
July 2011 PDF 7/19/11
May 2011 --Jack Frost Nips Pistachio in Some Areas of Kern County --Update on Gill's Mealybug Management --Kalehghouchi, Aria and Kerman Cultivar Comparisons PDF 5/16/11
December 2009 2010 Annual Statewide Pistachio Day DOC 12/15/09
May 2009 Salmonella and How to Eliminate Them PDF 4/29/09
December 2008 DOC 12/17/08
December 2007 Statewide Pistachio Day 2008 DOC 11/26/08
March 2007 PDF 3/5/08