AgFax Tree Crops: A Long Almond Bloom, More Rain, More Fungicides Mar 9, 2019

🕔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 […]

AgFax Tree Crops – California Almond Blooms Still Scarce As Cold Lingers Feb 9, 2019

🕔Feb 9, 2019Fungicide decisions are being made. Some applications have started. In other cases, PCAs are holding off until more blooming starts or buds have made a pronounced push. Rainy conditions also have […]

California Almonds: 5 Considerations for 2019’s Bloom Feb 7, 2019

🕔Feb 7, 2019Almond bloom is just around the corner. This “start” to the season is an important period for almond production as flowers require reasonable weather conditions for pollination, fertilization, and eventual […]

California Almonds: Bloom Diseases – A Quick Overview Jan 14, 2019

🕔Jan 14, 2019Almond bloom is quickly approaching. Diseases require specific conditions for infection – susceptible tissue, moisture, conducive temperatures – and these are often all present during bloom. Appropriate material choice, application […]

California Almonds: Bloom Comes Early, Fast – AgFax Tree Crops Feb 11, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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.

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