Several 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 […]
Insect activity picks up, painted ladies make a big showing and some walnut frost damage apparent.
The 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 […]
Winds 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 […]
The 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 […]
Fungicide 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.
A 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 […]
Disease pressure and delayed insect activity are among the side effects of too much cold weather at the wrong time.
#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 […]
Navel 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 […]