California Almonds: Gummy Nuts – 7 Potential Causes

🕔Apr 20, 2019Several biological factors and non-biological conditions can cause “gumming” in almonds and “gummy nuts” may refer to different symptoms depending on which part of the fruit is affected. In this […]

AgFax Tree Crops: With Warmer Weather, Things Get Interesting In Almonds, Walnuts

🕔Apr 19, 2019Insect activity picks up, painted ladies make a big showing and some walnut frost damage apparent.

California Tree Crops: Nickels Soil Lab Field Day Set For May 7 In Arbuckle

🕔Apr 19, 2019The Nickels Soil Lab’s 2019 field day is set for May 7, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held at facility on Green Bay Road in […]

AgFax Tree Crops: Almonds – Plenty Of Wind, How Much Loss?

🕔Apr 13, 2019Winds during the week blew over or damaged trees in parts of our coverage area. The wind also knocked off nuts to varying degrees (see photo in this week’s Also Of […]

Almond Board Makes Major Commitment To NOW Sterile-Release Research

🕔Apr 13, 2019The Almond Board of California (ABC) recently approved funding of $1 million dollars of a Navel Orangeworm Sterile Insect Technique research project. This is the single largest production research project […]

AgFax Tree Crops: Almond Fungicide Decisions Still On The Table

🕔Apr 5, 2019Fungicide decisions are a point of focus. Disease concerns have heightened a bit now that wet conditions continue and warmer temperatures are seeping into almond country.

Almond Irrigation And Nutrient Workshops Set For 4 Locations

🕔Apr 5, 2019A series of irrigation and nutrient management workshops have been scheduled this month as part of the California Almond Sustainability Program. Locations on the schedule: Oakdale, Wednesday, April 10, 8:45 […]

AgFax Tree Crops: Almonds – Effects Of Cold Spring Ripple Through This Crop

🕔Mar 30, 2019Disease pressure and delayed insect activity are among the side effects of too much cold weather at the wrong time.

Almond Checklist: 11 Key Points In April In The Sac Valley

🕔Mar 30, 2019#1. Monitor for signs of alternaria through June, looking on exposed leaves for large, brown spots which then turn black, watching the most susceptible varieties (Carmel, Sonora, Monterey, Winters and […]

California Almonds: NOW Management During 1st and 2nd Flights

🕔Mar 29, 2019Navel orangeworm (NOW) is the most serious insect pest for California almonds as it causes both direct damage to the nuts as well as abetting growth of a serious food […]

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