Almond Acres Expansion Big Help to Beekeeper Services

🕔Jul 10, 2018Until the early 20th century, honey bees (Apis Melifera) primarily provided beekeepers revenue through the sale of honey. In the 1910s, beekeepers began renting colonies to farmers to improve the […]

California Almonds: USDA Estimates Record-Breaking 2018 Crop

🕔Jul 5, 2018Despite concerns earlier in the year about freezing weather during almond bloom, careful management by California farmers and newer orchards coming into production have resulted in a record-breaking crop according […]

California Almonds: Managing Dust – Tips for Each Stage of Harvest

🕔Jul 2, 2018Harvest 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: Alkaline Treatments Reduce Hull Rot

🕔Jun 22, 2018Recent research has found that alkalizing treatments applied at hull split are able to reduce the severity of hull rot caused by Rhizopus stolonifer.

California Almonds: Deficit Irrigation – Making the Most of Your Water

🕔Jun 19, 2018Mild water stress that occurs at the onset of hull-split has been shown to increase the uniformity (or ‘evenness’) of hull-split. Sometimes, especially in fine textured soils with high water […]

California: Almond Irrigation Improvement Continuum – Maximize Your Water Efficiency

🕔Jun 15, 2018With hullsplit on the horizon and water use efficiency being an ever-present necessity, growers can look to updates in the Almond Irrigation Improvement Continuum for help on managing their water […]

California Almonds: Irrigation Management for Hull Rot Control

🕔Jun 15, 2018Hull rot can be a heartbreaker, appearing suddenly at harvest in orchards where growers and PCAs are trying to “do everything right”. Hitting young, vigorous orchards especially hard, it reduces […]

California Almonds: July Leaf Fertility Analysis

🕔Jun 15, 2018As the bulk of your almond fertility program for the season comes to an end, it’s time to get the report card on how you did. Although little corrective action […]

California Almonds: Leafing Failure in Monterey Varieties

🕔Jun 14, 2018This spring, I received many calls regarding the failure of vegetative buds to push, particularly in the Monterey variety. Affected trees are characterized by an entire scaffold that failed to […]

California Almonds: Orchard Management Checklist – June-Aug.

🕔Jun 14, 2018JUNE Evaluate Navel Orangeworm and Peach Twig Borer populations. If the next generations come prior to hullsplit they will go back to mummy nuts and shoots respectively. Generations can be […]

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