Progress towards maturity seems to have drug out longer than expected in this year’s almond crop. Blame the weather.
More of our contacts are slicing almonds now. Estimates of progress with nut fill vary, but some nuts are at least halfway filled.
California Almonds: Yo-Yo Weather Pushes Fungicides, Complicates Nitrogen Applications – AgFax Apr 15, 2018
Weather fluctuating between cold and warm, with plenty of rain at times. Not exactly a normal April in almond country.
California Almonds: Frost/Freeze Damage Assessments – Plenty Of Variables – AgFax Tree Crops Mar 17, 2018
Trying to predict how big a hit the 2018 almond crop sustained due to frost is still a bit like predicting an earthquake. But more should be known once we […]
Extremely cold weather is in the forecast as we wrap up this week’s issue. Lows into the 20s are predicted early in the week. Forecast models vary, but some models show […]
Almond harvest has started on a wider basis but spider mites and navel orangeworms are still active and triggering treatments.
The crop pushes ahead with harvest just over the horizon.
Hotter weather is supposed to settle over much of the Central Valley later in the new week, with highs into triple digits at times. So far, spider mites and worms […]
After plenty of spraying for leaffooted plant bugs and stink bugs in almonds, they’ve faded away.
Rains continued over the last week. Nobody is saying they wish it would stop raining – not in so many words, at least. But a run of dry weather would […]