California Almonds: Freeze Risk Looms Over 2018 Crop – AgFax

🕔Feb 17, 2018Extremely 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 […]

California Almonds: Bloom Comes Early, Fast – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Feb 11, 2018For some areas this may be one of the earliest blooms ever. Dry, warm conditions prevail.

California Almonds: Is An Early, Fast Bloom Coming? AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Feb 4, 2018Blooming 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 […]

Almonds – Warm Weather Should Stimulate The Buds And The Bees – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jan 28, 2018The almond crops dormancy has stretched out during a cold January. Activity should start ramping up now.

California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

🕔Aug 12, 2017Almond harvest has started on a wider basis but spider mites and navel orangeworms are still active and triggering treatments.

California Almonds: Harvest Starts, Mites Linger – AgFax

🕔Jul 29, 2017Spider 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 […]

California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

🕔Jul 22, 2017As 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 […]

California Almonds: Hull Split And Spraying Momentum Increases

🕔Jul 9, 2017The crop pushes ahead with harvest just over the horizon.

California Almonds: Initial Hull Split Sprays Start In SJV – AgFax

🕔Jul 2, 2017Hull 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 […]

California Almonds: Heat Wave – More Mites, Earlier Split? – AgFax

🕔Jun 18, 2017Whether 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 […]

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