AgFax Almond Review: California Harvest to Begin Early; Australia Benefits from Larger Yields
- Tim Binsted reports for The Land that Select Harvests, Australia’s largest almond processor, is benefiting from higher almond prices and larger than expected yields and hopes to use the increased profits to improve quality and yields, as well as potentially obtaining some extra orchard acres.
- Rose Albano-Risso reports for the Manteca Bulletin that a hot July has sped up the almond crop’s development, so that harvest is expected to begin a week or so early despite a late bloom that had initial guesses at a late harvest.
- David Doll reports on The Almond Doctor blog that a recent study showed that while sprayer rig speed doesn’t affect the coverage of pesticides, it does affect control. Lower rig speed offers better control of NOW in the upper canopy of almond trees, indicating a higher concentration of pesticide in the upper canopy which allows for increased product persistence and control.
The ICE Dec and Mar contracts gave back 160 and 87 points on the week, respectively, as last week’s inversion between the two contracts gave way to partial carry. Well,