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Latest product and growing information plus what's happening at DWN.
At most Northern and Central California locations, accumulated fruit tree chilling from November 1st to February 10th was lower than a year ago in terms of chill hours (hours below 45°F). In terms of chill portions as calculated using the more complex Dynamic Model, however,
Insufficient chilling last winter significantly reduced some California deciduous fruit tree crops, Northern California cherry growers and Southern California home growers being among those affected. This winter, as of January 10th, due to unusually warm temperatures until about Christmas, accumulated fruit tree chilling for most California locations was
As deciduous fruit and nut growers know, adequate winter cold for the varieties planted is essential for strong bloom and satisfactory fruit set. This winter...
The new database-driven website software facilitates the display of select lists, such as a list of all currently recommended packing fruit varieties for the Fresno region.
High demand continues for the Independence® self-fertile almond from Zaiger's Inc. Genetics. The new statistics handout includes 2012 production.