Healthy Citrus Workshop - Shared screen with speaker view - Recording 1/2
I don't have camera or a microphone for you to see me...Cool! You guys look great!
Not sure if I am a part of this meeting or not. Hmmmm
Can you repeat the email please!
I actually found it, firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone else needs it
I am observing that the sound quality waxes and wans when the speaker's photo is either live or a 'still shot'. It is better with the 'still' but broken with the live face shot.
not sure how to fix this either: the sound is clear when I go to another link (ie Facebook) but I can't see the power point. But when following the powerpoint, the sound is particularly bad.
The audio seems to be working well for me at this time. But, I don’t think that my microphone is working. Thats ok, I am more in the listen mode this morning.
Hey Brett, I have a lady on the phone who is trying to join the webinar and it is asking her for an ID or a code
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It may not work, they might have to register individually on the eventbrite page. I think the log in information is specifically tailored to each individual. Sending the eventbrite link.
I have minimized the live picture of Annemeik which helps, but as much as i want to watch her, I am looking for the audio only. My married Technician is flummoxed too.
I also have the code: 213-386-645
Hi Arlene- We will be posting a list with resources from this presentation after this. The UC website has a great amount of information. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/
White Buffalo Land trust in Summerland, Santa Barbara area, is working with grass grazing of mixed species, and they have a small orchard, Jesse White may have some experience with that, tried to get him as a speaker, seems to be busy...
How important is the water pH in the spray tank when applying foliar nutrients on citrus?
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To Ty: pigs have been used for control of plum curculio in organic apple orchards in Michigan. Need to be young pigs, old ones are too lazy. They eat dropped fruit with larvae and are also good at working up the soil, reducing weeds. You may need to consider food safety but the pigs were only in the orchard earlier in the season, well before harvest.
general rule of thumb coarse mulch is 2 inch plus
From biocontrol standpoint we like to see some decomposition in the field, the mulch feeds decomposer insects, which are the food for predictor insects.
pests like olive fruit fly drop to the soil to pupate, if there is mulch or cover crop, predators will eat the pests as they drop to the soil, reducing their numbers.
Best way to change microbes in the soil is to feed the ones that you want to grow.
I miss the emoticons...Ron's last one rates a "love"!
Instead of using mineral soil acidifier, like Epsom salts, you can mulch your citrus to reduce chlorosis from Iron deficiency due to alkaline soil.
Can you speak on mulches with multiple sized/shaped aggregates as better or worse than uniform sized covers?
Ben, some of my growers apply a mulch of shredded greenwaste. How should they change their irrigation practices with mini sprinklers to be sure they are adequately watering their trees?
Dr. Ben Faber is awesome. A real treasure for us in Ventura County.
They call 'em leaves, cuz ya sposed to leave 'em.
We have used inline emitter drip hose around the drip line of the trees, and on top of the mulch layer. Chunky mulch allows the water to reach the soil zone, layer of about 2 - 3” is good. Longer irrigation time is needed to reach the soil, but the mulch turns into an atmosphere of moisture that the tree and soil benefit from too. Close attention to soil moisture is important.
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I put 12 inches. Wrong!
and here I thought you were going to want numerical answers?
ducks eat bugs, snails, give valuable eggs which sell $ each, and ducks are high on amusement value.
I'll take a cupa tea now, please
I'm not against spraying, just give the spray jockeys something good to spray.
what's the long term prognostics of citrus in Ojai valley?
We can use a number of legumes for interplanting here in SoCAL: leucana, tamarind, carob, ice cream bean or Inga, black locust, honey locust, Tecoma stans, mesquite...
You must watch with manure based CT; not allowed to spray on fruit within 90 days
black locust becomes invasive - excellent water white honey though.
Davids CT is plant based
youtube Ojai Center for Regenerative Agriculture
In permaculture we like invasive plants, you don't have to baby them, just give them a lot of competition.
Only negative I am aware of with CT on fruit is possible spotting of fruit if you add organic fertilizers such as fish, seaweed, humic acid that are dark colored.
I second that; could be a tough choice with citrus that ripens over a long period
HLB Huanlongbing a bacteria-like disease of citrus, quaranteed but present in Calif
in the past few years - I have been seeing more aphids and whitefly issues, one area in nipomo and small area of Goleta - Been seeing worms under the fruit calyx. these "spray and move treatments" are difinetly taking out the predators/parasites that keep those in check.
Trichogramma spp. is a possible egg parasite for citrus leaf minor, we supplied some to a customer and she said it made a big difference. There are some listed egg parasites, but none of those are available commercially.
N. californicus and G. occidentalis predator mites, help to reduce pest mites on citrus. a cover crop with flowers will grow lots of flower thrips, which are great food for Orius, minute pirate bug, which eats mites and thrips.
Does neem work for citrus leafminer?
Gregg: most likely as an egg laying deterent but as that flush continues to grow it will be susceptible to new egg laying. (untreated portion of the flush)
If one implemented a fertilizer program that limited citrus (especially lemon) flushing, then the complex of beneficials would likely do a good job of controlling ACP populations.
There is research that supports that
Citrus leaf minor not active in cold, starts May, a monthly spray with neem and or spinosad would be possible treatments for home citrus.
I know someone that raises cryp…..
sweet alyssum is a good one for syrphid flies
Who is the UCR Researcher helping Jim Davis with ants? Monique Rivera?
It is not mandatory, but if you don’t spray, you may find that your PH will not pick your fruit until you do. That said, I don’t think that it is being very vigorously applied anymore.
How do you feel about some beneficial companies like Biobest that have pollen applications that are meant to "hold over" the insects and feed them in times of low prey desnsities
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WE produce Insect Food, an artificial pollen or honeydew that can be mixed with water, and sprayed on the crop, large drops widely scattered, to provide a supplemental food source for beneficial insects and spiderlings. It is a mix of sugar, dried brewers yeast and organic soy flour. It acts like a kairomone that attracts adult ladybugs, lacewing and syrphid flies.
In the weathy man's garden, I am having to 'protect' plants that are covered with aphids or have gone to seed so that we keep our "trap" and food for insects plants. Unfortunately he and current 'staff' don't understand the beauty of these plants.
Using a hose end sprayer and 2% insect soap or ivory soap will knock them down without too much damage to beneficial; that might be something they would approve of
Insect Food based on Ken Hagen in 1960's with what was called wheast - yeast grown on whey... https://www.rinconvitova.com/bulletins_product_htm/Insect%20food%20BUL.htm
Maybe mixing wheast with soap; leaving food behind
The soap would make the wheast unattractive, so you should spray them seperately
1 way is citric acid; organically approved; and a C source. Looking forward to the speaker's answer
Adding compost to the soil and foliar spraying/drenching with compost tea helps strengthen the plants immunity and lowers the attractant of pests. Soap/hort. Oil spray is ideal for seasonal pests. Then application of CT will feed and add your IMP through biology and repopulate the lost population from soap/hort oil application
we use bamboo vinegar with smoky flavor almost like bacon that insects dislike
What do you use to lower pH of compost tea?
how do you make sure the innocolants stay in the soil and build the carbon?
As long as there is some cabon source then they will stay. Mulching is a great carbon source
What do you use to lower pH of the non-CT? Citric acid? Lactic acid?
how do I make the not "compost tea" tea? do you sell a mother culture of the fermentation thing?
The microbes will bring that carbon into the soil substrate as their work creates better soil structure bringing in the food source, water and oxygen deeper into the soil through irrigation
Are there any books you recommend on fermentation?
Michael, are the fermentation processes you're discussing similar to KNF (Korean Natural Farming)