For some areas this may be one of the earliest blooms ever. Dry, warm conditions prevail.
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 […]
Almond bloom is approaching fast. Based on local conditions and projected warm weather next week, bloom will probably be within 7-10 days.
More 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 […]
Adapted 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 […]
With almond bloom on the horizon, it is time to revisit best management practices for protecting pollinators (e.g. honey bees) during this critical time.
With 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. […]