Take a trip around the farm to check in on cover crops and new plantings.Read More
As you've read in previous newsletters, we've been busy pruning our apricot trees for about the last month. Most pruning happens in the winter but we prune the apricots early when they still have foliage to avoid increasing the risk of brown rot, a fungal disease, which apricots are extremely susceptible to.Read More
We were pleased to have Danielle Lord, a student at UC Davis, join us as an intern for weeks this summer. Read on to learn about her experience at the farm.
As we mentioned in January, one of this year's big projects was planting mandarins, those sweet little cousins of the orange that are super sweet and packed with flavor. We have planted a few varieties of mandarins including Kishu, Owari and the crowd favorite: the clementine.Read More
Touching base with Rachel to see the last of the citrus trees going in the ground for the year!Read More
At Frog Hollow we strive to employ Integrated Pest Management or IPM to reduce pest pressure before any major damage can be done. IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of controls. Controls typically fall under three categories:
1. Cultural Control - these are physical controls like weed whacking the understory of the orchard to bring down problematic mite populations (more on that next week).Read More