Extremely cold weather is in the forecast as we wrap up this week’s issue. Lows into the 20s are predicted early in the week. Forecast models vary, but some models show […]
For some areas this may be one of the earliest blooms ever. Dry, warm conditions prevail.
Blooming has started on a scant and scattered basis. D ry weather continues, which will influence bloom spray programs unless more rain develops. On a somewhat related note, see David Doll’s comments […]
The almond crops dormancy has stretched out during a cold January. Activity should start ramping up now.
Almond harvest has started on a wider basis but spider mites and navel orangeworms are still active and triggering treatments.
Spider mite treatments continue in parts of our coverage area. As our contacts in the lower half of the SJV tell us, mite pressure hasn’t come close to what they dealt […]
As our contacts report, worms are turning up on field edges in some almond blocks and we’re hearing about scattered follow-up sprays. Spider mites continue to ramp up in places even after […]
The crop pushes ahead with harvest just over the horizon.
Hull split sprays have started on a limited basis in parts of our coverage area. The pace should pick up next week in the San Joaquin Valley, especially after the […]
Whether this heat speeds up progression to hull split remains to be seen. In recent weeks our contacts have said they expected hull split to begin on a fairly normal […]