How often a third hull split application might be made is an unknown. But after heavy NOW damage in places last year, at least some third sprays seem likely.
Until 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 […]
Things point toward a second spray on many blocks.
California Almond Objective Estimate: 2.45 Billion Lbs. Per Acre: 2,290 lbs. (slightly above the 2017 yield of 2270 and 2016 yield of 2280) Bearing Acres (Trees planted 2014 or earlier): […]
Despite 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 […]
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 […]
Hull split sprays have started in more areas over the last week and the pace will pick up as we move into the first week of July.
More of our contacts have used terms like “aggressive” to describe the approach they and their growers will take in terms of their upcoming NOW campaign. That means multiple sprays — […]
Recent research has found that alkalizing treatments applied at hull split are able to reduce the severity of hull rot caused by Rhizopus stolonifer.
Mild 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 […]