California: Almond Gumming – When Is It a Problem? Jun 29, 2020
An inquiry was received regarding almond gumming. The farmer observed clear gum exuding from multiple nuts in the fields. The concern was regarding the potential of a severe leaffooted plant […]
California Almonds: 3 Steps to Hull Rot Management Jun 25, 2020
Hull rot is a general term for hull infection by one of several pathogens. Infected nuts don’t shake off and must be removed by winter shaking and/or polling (winter sanitation), […]
Four staff research associates will join the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension scientists in the coming months to support nut crop advisors conducting critical research in walnut, almond and pistachio […]
Almond Board of California 2020 Election Results Jun 3, 2020
The Almond Board of California has released election results for the Board of Directors positions whose terms of office will run from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021. The […]
Have some tree stakes that do not fit into your post-pounder or lost the point making it hard to drive into the soil? Try using a shovel to shave down […]
“The hull is like a balloon,” according to Sebastian Saa, senior manager for Agricultural Research at the Almond Board of California. “You want large balloons on your tree and then […]
In 2018 Dani Lightle reported leafing failures in Monterey following several calls she investigated. In 2020, UC advisors, specialists, and professors are again receiving calls reporting leaf out issues in several […]
California Almonds: PPO Herbicide Drift Injury Apr 22, 2020
Off-target drift by these herbicides can damage almonds. Generally, however, the effects are more short-term due to the contact nature of these products on foliage.
California Almonds: Shot Hole Fungus Apr 22, 2020
Shot Hole is a fungal disease caused by Wilsonomyces carpophilus. The disease is able to infect leaves, fruits, and green wood.
California Almonds: Injury from Glyphosate Drift Apr 22, 2020
Glyphosate is a very effective herbicide due to the stability of the chemical once it enters the plant. Off-target drift of this herbicide onto almond, however, can cause reduced, stunted […]