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: 2018 Bloom Considerations

🕔Feb 7, 20182018 almond bloom is around the corner. This accelerated bloom is due to the warmer, sunny weather experienced through January.

California Almonds: Bloom Review – What Went Right or Wrong in 2017

🕔Apr 20, 2017The almond nut set appears, so far this year, to be a mixed bag in the Sacramento Valley. A review of the many steps involved in successful nut set may […]

California Almonds: 5 Reasons All This Rain Is Bad for Pollination Season

🕔Feb 21, 2017It’s not a good time to be a California almond grower or a beekeeper. And it’s definitely not a good time to be a honey bee. The wind-whipped storms that […]

California Almonds: More Storm Threats Will Push Fungicide Schedules – AgFax

🕔Feb 12, 2017A few more blooms are apparent, although the real bloom period in many areas won’t fully crank up until sometime next week. The forecast calls for more storms starting in […]

California Almonds: Getting Ready for Bloom

🕔Feb 9, 2017Almond bloom is approaching fast. Based on local conditions and projected warm weather next week, bloom will probably be within 7-10 days.

California Almonds: Rain Prompts Rethinking Fungicide Plans – AgFax

🕔Feb 4, 2017More buds are popping. A few scattered blooms are appearing in the southern SJV. The concensus is that first blooms will begin appearing around the middle of the month across […]

California Almonds: Orchard Management Tasks During Bloom

🕔Feb 2, 2017Adapted from ‘Winter & Bloom Almond Orchard Management Considerations’ by Katherine Pope and Dani Lightle, published in Sacramento Valley Almond Newsletter, January 2017. Print off this checklist to make sure […]

California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom

🕔Jan 25, 2017With almond bloom on the horizon, it is time to revisit best management practices for protecting pollinators (e.g. honey bees) during this critical time.

California Almonds: Protecting Honey Bees During Bloom

🕔Jan 19, 2017With almond bloom on the horizon, it is time to revisit best management practices for protecting pollinators during this critical time. Remember that communication is key during the bloom period. […]

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