How often a third hull split application might be made is an unknown. But after heavy NOW damage in places last year, at least some third sprays seem likely.
Things point toward a second spray on many blocks.
Hull split sprays have started in more areas over the last week and the pace will pick up as we move into the first week of July.
More of our contacts have used terms like “aggressive” to describe the approach they and their growers will take in terms of their upcoming NOW campaign. That means multiple sprays — […]
The very earliest hull split sprays in the lower San Joaquin Valley are about a week away. Also, see expanded brown marmorated overview from Jhalendra Rijal, Area IPM Advisor.
Bug issues seem to be more of a factor this season. NOW moth and egg counts still point to bigger populations towards hull split.
The brown marmorated stink bug may have caused drop in places over the last month. It’s been established back east for a couple of decades but is a new player […]
A prolonged bloom and spread-out nut fill could mean more spraying at hull split to protect the crop over an extended period.
More of our contacts are slicing almonds now. Estimates of progress with nut fill vary, but some nuts are at least halfway filled.
Irregular bloom and leaf-out also reported in other nut crops. Symptoms of low chill early and freezing conditions later are turning up in some orchards and in other tree crops.