After a stretch of wet, cool weather, warmer conditions are in the forecast. That will favor diseases and pests as April starts.
Wetter weather has settled over California's almond counties, pushing growers to apply fungicides to ward off diseases. Also, navel orangeworm traps continue to hint at early pressure.
The annual Almond Conference (TAC) will return to Cal Expo this December. The decision came after the Almond Board of California (ABC), host of the conference, was alerted by the […]
With a stretch of dry, warm weather, growers are irrigating widely and applying fertilizer. Concerns linger about how pest pressure might shape up, with prospects for earlier movement of key insects like navel orangeworms.
Last week, in the first of two-part series, we explained the vital role nitrogen plays in tree health and in the creation and maintenance of a sustainable almond orchard. Today, we […]
More than most, this could be a year when consistent insect trap monitoring pays dividends, especially when it comes to navel orangeworms.
Warmer and drier conditions prompt speculation that more pest pressure could develop as the 2020 season progresses.
This season has started with hardly any problems or stress. That's the consensus among people in the field in late February.
California Almonds: Blooming Starts A Bit – AgFax Feb 16, 2020
This won't go down as an early year for blooming but scattered flowers are opening through much of the Central Valley. In places, the progression is picking up.
How threatening is Ganoderma adspersum to California almond orchards? Imagine being able to walk up to a tree and push it over on its side, discovering that a fungus had rotted out […]