This 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 […]
Fungicide 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 […]
Almond 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 […]
Almond 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 […]
For some areas this may be one of the earliest blooms ever. Dry, warm conditions prevail.
California Almonds: 2018 Bloom Considerations Feb 7, 2018
2018 almond bloom is around the corner. This accelerated bloom is due to the warmer, sunny weather experienced through January.
The 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 […]
It’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 […]
A 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
Almond bloom is approaching fast. Based on local conditions and projected warm weather next week, bloom will probably be within 7-10 days.