From RPAC, LLC Today the Almond Board of California released the January 2018 position report January shipments were 193.5 million lbs. vs. the record 165.8 million lbs. in 2017 – […]
Hot weather is in the forecast across much of our coverage area. That could increase pest and disease pressure, push water demands and move the crop faster toward hull split.
“Bacterial blast has turned into an issue. I’ve never seen as much of it, and veteran growers – people who’ve been producing almonds for decades – say that they’ve never […]
This year’s bloom has gone on longer than many people can remember. Will that help make up for the early bloom when bees couldn’t pollinate due to rain, cold and […]
Temperatures dropped to at least 32 late in the week in parts of our coverage area. Frost was apparent in places, too. But none of our contacts were aware of […]
Frost sensitivity increases as flowers develop from pink bud to full bloom, then into nutlets.
More rain has pressed wider use of aerial application to ensure that all the needed fungicides actually make it to the blooms.
A few more blooms are apparent, although the real bloom period in many areas won’t fully crank up until sometime next week. The forecast calls for more storms starting in […]
More buds are popping. A few scattered blooms are appearing in the southern SJV. The concensus is that first blooms will begin appearing around the middle of the month across […]