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  • Managing mites in walnuts

    PACIFIC SOUTHWEST: Small but mighty, mites can have a damaging effect on walnut crops. Feeding causes stippling and browning of the leaves, which can lead to leaf drop and ultimately reduce nut yield and quality. According to the University of California Cooperative Extension, managing mites in walnuts takes a sharp eye, monitoring, and predator awareness in the orchard. It’s also important to keep best orchard management practices to reduce populations such as: Minimize dust by…

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