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California Almonds: Bloom Review – What Went Right or Wrong in 2017

California Almonds: Bloom Review – What Went Right or Wrong in 2017

👤By Franz Niederholzer, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 20, 2017

The almond nut set appears, so far this year, to be a mixed bag in the Sacramento Valley. A review of the many steps involved in successful nut set may provide a better understanding of just what went wrong (or

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California Almonds: 5 Reasons All This Rain Is Bad for Pollination Season

California Almonds: 5 Reasons All This Rain Is Bad for Pollination Season

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 21, 2017

It’s not a good time to be a California almond grower or a beekeeper. And it’s definitely not a good time to be a honey bee. The wind-whipped storms that are ravaging California are wreaking havoc on the state’s almond

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California Almonds: More Storm Threats Will Push Fungicide Schedules – AgFax

California Almonds: More Storm Threats Will Push Fungicide Schedules – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Feb 12, 2017

A few more blooms are apparent, although the real bloom period in many areas won’t fully crank up until sometime next week. The forecast calls for more storms starting in the second half of the new week. That could closely

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California Almonds: Getting Ready for Bloom

California Almonds: Getting Ready for Bloom

👤By David Doll, University of California 🕔Feb 9, 2017

Almond bloom is approaching fast. Based on local conditions and projected warm weather next week, bloom will probably be within 7-10 days.

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California Almonds: Rain Prompts Rethinking Fungicide Plans – AgFax

California Almonds: Rain Prompts Rethinking Fungicide Plans – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Feb 4, 2017

More buds are popping. A few scattered blooms are appearing in the southern SJV. The concensus is that first blooms will begin appearing around the middle of the month across a wide portion of our coverage area.

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California Almonds: Orchard Management Tasks During Bloom

California Almonds: Orchard Management Tasks During Bloom

👤By Dani Lightle, University of California of Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 2, 2017

Adapted from ‘Winter & Bloom Almond Orchard Management Considerations’ by Katherine Pope and Dani Lightle, published in Sacramento Valley Almond Newsletter, January 2017. Print off this checklist to make sure you don’t miss any important orchard tasks during almond bloom!

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California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom

California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom

👤By Emily Symmes, University of California 🕔Jan 25, 2017

With almond bloom on the horizon, it is time to revisit best management practices for protecting pollinators (e.g. honey bees) during this critical time.

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California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom

California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom

👤By Emily Symmes, University of California 🕔Jan 19, 2017

With almond bloom on the horizon, it is time to revisit best management practices for protecting pollinators during this critical time. Remember that communication is key during the bloom period. All parties should be kept informed so that beekeepers are

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California Almonds: With Flash Bloom, Did Bees Have Enough Time?

California Almonds: With Flash Bloom, Did Bees Have Enough Time?

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Feb 27, 2016

Overall, this has been a fast bloom by any measure. Nonpareils and other early almond varieties are decidedly into petal fall across much of our coverage area. The later varieties should quickly follow, our contacts tell us.  

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California Almonds: Flash Boom? It Sure Came Fast. – AgFax

California Almonds: Flash Boom? It Sure Came Fast. – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Feb 22, 2016

Bloom has progressed quickly across much of our coverage area. Petal fall has become noticeable in early blocks, depending on the area. The term “flash bloom” is being applied in some cases.

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