Almond growers have been a-buzz on the topic of bee hours. The concept of a bee hour was designed as a proxy for the amount of good bee foraging weather […]
Cold and wet temperatures likely set up the crop for more pressure from this disease, people in the field suspect.
The San Joaquin Valley Weed Science Day at the Westside Research and Extension Center is set for Thursday, April 11, starting at 8 a.m. and running until 12:15 p.m. The […]
The San Joaquin Valley Weed Science Day at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center is set for April 2, with registration starting at 8 a.m. The center is located […]
The 2019 Australian almond crop is estimated by the country’s almond processors and marketers to total 93,000 tonnes (about 102,500 tons), according to a report in the March Almond Bytes […]
This has been an extended bloom. That perhaps gave bees more opportunities to move around when they did catch a break in the weather. The longer bloom also may have […]
Improper timing of fungicides wastes money and leads to crop loss from disease. Over the years, I have seen several disease epidemics that were due to the improper timing of […]
Storms continue and disease risks are a reality. A big chunk of the crop has either received a second fungicide shot or will soon, while a few orchards are on […]
In March… #1. Destroy mummies on the orchard floor by March 1. #2. Hang navel orangeworm (NOW) egg, peach twig borer (PTB) pheromone and NOW pheromone traps by March 15. […]
Bees continue to have a tough time with wet and/or cold conditions, so concerns linger about how much pollination has already taken place.