California Almonds: Post-Harvest Leaching Fractions to Manage Soil Salinity Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
Drought years are tough. Limited water supplies create several challenges that impact the current and future year’s crop. Several articles have been constructed to help manage almond orchards with limited […]

California Almonds: Maintaining Quality – Best Practices for Pick Up, Stockpiling Aug 13, 2021

🕔Aug 13, 2021
As of late June, a huge crop (3.2 B pounds!) is forecast for 2021. With another record statewide crop to be shaken, swept, and collected starting in August, will you […]

California Almonds: Stuck Nuts – Varietal Influences Aug 31, 2020

🕔Aug 31, 2020
When discussing challenges in nut removal, one major factor that is often overlooked is nut variety.  Due to differing growth habits of each variety, good nut removal may be difficult […]

California Almonds: 7 Points of Focus Ahead of Hull Split and Harvest May 28, 2020

🕔May 28, 2020
Going into June, here are 7 points of focus as this crop moves towards hull split and harvest. #1. Closely control irrigation. Taper off water in orchards as kernel fill […]

California Almonds: 5 Tips for Reducing Shaker Damage Aug 20, 2019

🕔Aug 20, 2019
Shaker damage is commonly observed across orchard operations. This damage occurs when the force of the shaker is greater than the strength of the bark, causing it to tear away […]

California Almonds: Shaking Trees – When to Start Jul 31, 2019

🕔Jul 31, 2019
Ideally, shaking should begin when 100% of the nuts have are 1/2 to 2/3rds of the way split and the hull is still green. However, many farmers have found that […]

Almond Harvest – Shaking Starts, More Just Ahead – AgFax Tree Crops Jul 28, 2018

🕔Jul 28, 2018
Shaking has started on a wider basis in the lower San Joaquin Valley and more will get underway on or before August 1.

California Almonds: Managing Dust – Tips for Each Stage of Harvest Jul 2, 2018

🕔Jul 2, 2018
Harvest dust can affect our employees, neighbors and surrounding communities. While some dust is inevitable, there are a few simple action steps you can take to drastically decrease your overall […]

California Almonds: Harvest Starts, Mites Linger – AgFax Jul 29, 2017

🕔Jul 29, 2017
Spider 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, 2017

🕔Jul 22, 2017
As 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 […]

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