California Almonds: Bee Hours and Pollination

🕔Mar 18, 2019Almond 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 […]

AgFax Tree Crops: Almonds – More Bacterial Blast This Year

🕔Mar 16, 2019Cold and wet temperatures likely set up the crop for more pressure from this disease, people in the field suspect.

California: Westside Weed Day – April 11

🕔Mar 15, 2019The 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 […]

California: Weed Day At Kearney Set For April 2

🕔Mar 15, 2019The 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 […]

Almonds: Australia’s 2019 Crop – “Outstanding Quality”

🕔Mar 14, 2019The 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 […]

AgFax Tree Crops: A Long Almond Bloom, More Rain, More Fungicides

🕔Mar 9, 2019This 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 […]

California Almonds: Timing Fungicide Sprays – Thoughts for a Wet Spring

🕔Mar 7, 2019Improper 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 […]

AgFax Tree Crops: California Almonds – Plenty Of Rain, Plenty Of Caution

🕔Mar 2, 2019Storms 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 […]

California Almonds: Sac Valley Production – 6 To-Do Items For March

🕔Feb 24, 2019In 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. […]

AgFax Tree Crops: Almond Bee Pollination – Less-Than-Ideal Conditions

🕔Feb 23, 2019Bees continue to have a tough time with wet and/or cold conditions, so concerns linger about how much pollination has already taken place.

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